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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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    mad 03-02-14
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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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    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.

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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


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    Nathan KALAMAZOO, MI, United States 12-22-13
    Nathan KALAMAZOO, MI, United States 12-22-13
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    "Maybe it's funny if you're stoned?"
    Would you try another book from George Carlin and/or George Carlin?

    No, this was awful. The jokes were dumb. I can't believe nobody told Carlin how unfunny this was.


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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 10-25-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2016

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "What can you say. The man'swas a genius."
    Would you listen to George Carlin Reads to You again? Why?

    Yes, he always had a vibrant and fresh take on things. he did seem to be a bit bitter near the end, but his humor more than compensated for it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of George Carlin Reads to You?

    Just listening to the stories. he was an artist at manipulating the English language to effect.


    What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

    Everything.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    You'll laugh a lot during this book.


    Any additional comments?

    George Carlin was one of the greatest in stand-up comedy. you can't go wrong with this one.

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    JA Wheeler 08-29-13
    JA Wheeler 08-29-13
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    "Just Not What I Expected"
    Would you try another book from George Carlin and/or George Carlin?

    Probably not. I found his reading not to come across as well as when he did his stand up. It's missing something.


    What could George Carlin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe have had this as an audio format using clips of his stand up and not a book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really hoping for a book to make me laugh and Carlin was able to do that. I found that the audio reading of the book just didn't come across as his stand up did. I am glad that I can return this one. It was just not what I was hoping for.

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