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George Carlin Reads to You Audiobook

George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

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Publisher's Summary

If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. It's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits. The set includes:

Brain Droppings
Acerbic observations, manic musings, in-your-face questions, witty word play, and more "droppings" from Carlin's singular brain. "I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed." "Why are there no recreational drugs taken in suppository form?" The first Carlin book on audio and a 2001 Grammy winner.

Napalm & Silly Putty
Carlin invents Past-Tense TV (Got Smart, Father Knew Best, It Was Left to Beaver); crusades for the Center for Research into the Heebie Jeebies; founds the George Carlin Book Club (recommended reading: Fill Your Life with Croutons); and suggests that "If the shoe fits, get another just like it." A 2002 Grammy winner.

More Napalm & Silly Putty
Everything that wouldn't fit on the first Napalm recording - like "A Day in the Life of Henry VIII", "Sports Should Be Fixed", compelling confessions ("I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it"), and candid takes on life's little moments ("I'm beyond the nice day"), all delivered with wicked glee.

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    Selah 05-01-15
    Selah 05-01-15
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely loved it! I rewound it several times to hear some parts over again. R.I.P. George.

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    Matthew T. Brandimarte 04-19-15

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    "the greatest comedian to have ever lived"

    loved it. George Carlin is my savory. he is my god. and every thing he says is the truth

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    Keith G. 04-16-15
    Keith G. 04-16-15
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    "Five stars for George"

    Five stars all over the place... but I need to use more words seven six five four three more words

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    Erick 03-13-15
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    "Next level etymological comedy"

    George Carlin was a great wordsmith. And super fucking funny. Lots of classic material in this collection. Can't wait to listen to it all again!

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    abcde1979 11-24-14
    abcde1979 11-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Extremely foul"
    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    This is probably my own issue but the little I knew of George Carlin was a clean skit about sports. This


    What was most disappointing about George Carlin’s story?

    The language and foulness


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Carlin’s performances?

    Not after this sadly.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    1 funny skit about sports


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    Marko 09-29-14
    Marko 09-29-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great comedy"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend, but not for stand-up comedy fans


    Was George Carlin Reads to You worth the listening time?

    The book includes George Carlins stand-up comedy acts read out loud. As a huge fan I had already heard everything in this book and it offered no new material


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    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 09-06-14
    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 09-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "George Carlin never disappoints"

    Even if you have heard this bit before........there is something to be said about having them at your listening disposal. This is the book to download when you are having a bad day.

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    Joy Hodgesrutkowski SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI, US 09-01-14
    Joy Hodgesrutkowski SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI, US 09-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "disgusting"
    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    Why waste your time and money listening to such a conceded fowl mouth.


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Carlin again?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better point of view on life would help


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disgust


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    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 07-27-14
    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 07-27-14 Member Since 2013

    The Tome Host at thetomeshow.com

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    "Somewhat rehashed, still good"
    What did you love best about George Carlin Reads to You?

    This is basically a written, then read, form of Carlin's classic stand up routines.


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    Janice Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-20-14
    Janice Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2010

    true crime fan

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    "Mostly Enjoyable; Not as Funny as I Anticipated"

    This seems to be a compilation of many of George Carlin's bits over the years. Some of them I recall and made me remember how funny George Carlin is; however, in some parts he sounded like an angry old man ranting and raving about how things should be the same as when he was young. I can get that from my dad any day of the week. Overall, I enjoyed it but was bored after a while with the complaints.

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