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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This is audiobook made me laugh hysterically for a few bits, then bored me to tears for a few bits. But in the end, I really only remember laughing. George Carlin read to me before bed every night for about two weeks, and his extremely enthusiastic (if I can use that word) narration held me rapt, even while listening to long lists of oxymorons and Carlin's pet peeves for minutes at a time (some of them were quite witty).
George Carlin reading to me was a nice change of pace.
Funny, great, and honest
him of course!
Swimming in the hudson?
I laughed my ass off! So freaking funny!
I had seen his stand up before reading/listening to his audio book version of these 3 "books" they sound exactly like his stand up, and that was fine with me.
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.
Greedy, voracious reader since age five. After a number of eye injuries & surgeries, reading is hard. So now, I listen.
I have loved George Carlin since we were both young. He was wacky, so inventive, so wildly irreverent and obscene. His monologue on war probably killed some people, because it left (still leaves) me limp and gasping for air from laughing too hard. He performed almost up to the time of his death from cancer, and he seemed haggard and frail, and I can easily believe that he might have been angry or bitter about it. But this collection of essays is so nasty I could not listen to the whole book. Although just hearing Carlin's voice can make me ready to laugh, these essays are just ugly. Ruthless insults, unjustifiable hostility and rancor towards people who are absent-minded, or maybe not as cool as he is, or who dare to bring kids into his general area. Very sad!! It really made me sad. Rest in peace, George.
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