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:
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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If your a fan of Carlin, then you will love the audio book! This book would not be the same if George Carlin himself was not reading it to you.
I'm a Carlin fan and I appreciate his humor. Some of it I think translates better in reading it directly from the book yourself rather than hearing him read it to you. I would agree with other reviewers who stated that he came off as a grumpy old man. That's part of the Carlin charm! I enjoyed most of the book. I've read Napalm and Silly Putty before, a very long time ago. I enjoyed listening to this book while I worked at my desk. I would buy it again. I would recommend it to any Carlin fan. As a Carlin fan, hopefully they'd know to expect a cursing grumpy old man. Not all of the jokes were laugh out loud funny. Some were more like, "hmmm, I never thought of it that way before," type jokes. The one liners are mixed in with the long stories, so sometimes it takes a minute to realize he's not building up to a larger story. That would be more apparent if you were reading it directly from the book yourself, instead of hearing him read it to you. This book did have me laughing out loud during the funniest parts, and thinking from a different angle during the more clever parts.
Do not get this book if you are offended by cursing, negativity, pessimism, abortion jokes, religion jokes, or other inappropriate forms of humor. I find that humor great, but those who don't will hate this book.
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.
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.
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 ..
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.
Old Fart 1960 (some day....)
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.
Since George claims not to give a fig about the human race, his readings and thoughts now make total sense.
George tried too hard to sound like his old self but just doesn't come across as a comedian.
Nope, just tell people not to buy this audiobook.
Say something about yourself!
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........
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.
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.
When it was over.
No. He covered enough topics. I think he is dead.
Some things should be left to memories of youth.
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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