Brain Droppings

Narrated by: George Carlin
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in this best seller. Carlin demolishes everyday values and leaves you laughing out loud. Learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Performed by Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.
©1997 Comedy Concepts, Inc. (P)16 9; 2000 HighBridge Company

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  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 2001

"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)

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If you like the Carlin of late...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.

What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.

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Kratchety Uncle George

Would you listen to Brain Droppings again? Why?

i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.

What other book might you compare Brain Droppings to and why?

Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.

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not what expected

dissapointed as I have loved his videos but unfortunately I got tired quickly in audio

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beast mode

I loved this. it provided me some great entertainment and plenty of laughs. it was awesome

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The Best

George is the absolute best ever. This is such a good take on language and the human condition

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entertaining

entertaining. he reads a bit too fast to catch all of his smart ass remarks. quick listen, finished in 2 sittings

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Looks like I'll still need to read the hardcopy

Good "broad strokes" version of the book. I need to read the hardcopy for the full treatment.

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hilarious

some of the best comedy you can listen to, I think I will buy the paperback edition.

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Clever

An interesting view on todays use of language and new perspectives on both the big amd small social trends and issues in our society. All of this presented in a humorous manner.

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GC never lets you down!

It is not his best work but extremely entertaining. I continue to listen to Brain Droppings and laugh!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-29-20

classic George Carlin and highly recommended

George allows us to laugh at ourselves with impunity. The best comic of the 20th century?

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  • vitalijus
  • 07-14-19

Quick listen, full of sarcastic jokes

George as always offers a different angle to see things. Fun and unique comedian. Sad current generation is usually scratching the surface

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  • Max and Natalie Moorcock
  • 01-23-19

Disappointing

I have always found Carlin's political and social commentary very insightful and extremely funny. Unfortunately I had to give up on this book as it is just grumblings about modern life. Save your money and turn on a day time talk radio call in.

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  • david
  • 03-05-18

wish it went on longer

One of the finest comedians of all time. a little over priced but still good value if you're paying per laugh

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-19

Wordsmith George Carlin

if you know his comedy this will give you an insight into the way he likes to think. he loves playing around with odd words and phrases.

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  • Michael Chapman
  • 09-23-18

Hilarious

Driest delivery. Sad that he's gone.
I recommend this if your feeling a bit low.