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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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    Robert 03-25-14
    Robert 03-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Just too long"
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    Carlin is hilarious in 90-minute blocks of time. Unfortunately, the book is so long and instead of moving from topic to topic, it focuses too much on each topic. At this point it becomes depressing. Yeah, his observations are funny, but it ends up being depressing how negative his funny observations are. I recommend listening to it in small bits.

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    Mark Spokane, WA, United States 03-21-14
    Mark Spokane, WA, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Pure Carlin. Yet, overwhelmingly crude and crass"

    Funny in parts, clever in parts, and all that. But, I've never heard such a compact use of profanity. I would NOT want to be locked up in a prison cell with Carlin. (Yes, I know he's dead.) The language is far over-the-top for me. Got tired of it.

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    mad 03-02-14
    mad 03-02-14
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    "Carlin is Carlin"
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    Sometimes you just have to laugh out loud. Sometimes you just have to fast forward. You know that going into the audible. His read is as his live stand-up is: Carlin. Simply that - Carlin ..

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    Tim 02-13-14
    Tim 02-13-14

    Love Audibles. Read all I can.

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    "Comedian turned curmudgeonly snob"
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    Carlin is one of my favorite comedians. His airline flight attendant skit (not in this book) is one of favorites of any comedian. In this book when in the middle of his stories, I laughed. But the introduction, a slow crawl of his snobby pet peeves turned me off, and I never recovered.

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    old fart 60 02-01-14
    old fart 60 02-01-14

    Old Fart 1960 (some day....)

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    "You have to love George to enjoy this audiobook"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. The material is old and dated. And his delivery is not like hearing him live in concert. It was totally boring and tiresome for me to listen to any more of it. I couldn't get past the first 60 minutes.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Since George claims not to give a fig about the human race, his readings and thoughts now make total sense.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    George tried too hard to sound like his old self but just doesn't come across as a comedian.


    Did George Carlin Reads to You inspire you to do anything?

    Nope, just tell people not to buy this audiobook.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    patti FALMOUTH, MA, United States 02-01-14
    patti FALMOUTH, MA, United States 02-01-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    I remember thinking Geopge Carlin was funny when I was younger. Maybe it's just outdated humor, but I didn't find it that amusing. I didn't get past the first 20 minutes of the book before turning it off, maybe it gets better. This is only the second time I have not finished an audible listen........


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    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 01-03-14
    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Some comedy ages poorly"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    At first I wrote "no" in this box, but after further consideration; I thought that it would be nice to have a toned down version that family could listen to without the colorful language.


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Carlin again?

    Probably not. This was plenty of Carlin to last me a lifetime. The bitching and moaning really tired me out. Listening to extensive foul language was boring. I was in the U.S. Navy and heard it all before but this was too infused with stuff I didn't care to hear, repeatedly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When it was over.


    Do you think George Carlin Reads to You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. He covered enough topics. I think he is dead.


    Any additional comments?

    Some things should be left to memories of youth.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa 12-31-13
    Theresa 12-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "It's all Geroge Carlin, you eight like him or...."

    Some of this book will make you laugh, some of it will make you glad that George Carlin is a comedian and not say, the President.

    The book itself was more like a series of soundbites with no rhyme or reason to the order. It started and stopped in odd places and you never have a clue when it's over until you hear the "We hope you have enjoyed this presentation" blurb.

    Whether you love Carlin or hate him, you will get your chance during this audiobook to feel both. Some of his humor is startling and was obviously the production of a man who was a bit too free in indulging his drug habits. Other aspects are insightful and show a really good grasp of some of the ridiculous patterns we endure as a society.

    Don't think I would pay full price for it, but if you catch it on sale....maybe.

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    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 12-27-13
    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2008

    I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.

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    "Classic Carlin."

    Things that make you go hmmmm. Had to listen, enjoyed his stories but stopped after too much swearing and dirty talk. I am no prude, just hate to hear such things over and over and over again. Listen, you will enjoy it but be warned.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter United States 12-25-13
    Peter United States 12-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Professional who loves a good book. Prefer non fiction-but will take on good fiction.

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    "Alittle goes a long ways"
    Would you try another book from George Carlin and/or George Carlin?

    Some is classic the other are filler


    Would you be willing to try another book from George Carlin? Why or why not?

    nope- I have the good stuff


    Have you listened to any of George Carlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Saw George live in Iowa-after about an hour I said I had enough


    Do you think George Carlin Reads to You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no-his performance is tops his materials often is not


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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