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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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Funny Philosopher

Thought provoking and hilarious. Carlin is a genius. I highly recommend this book. But it's not for the faint of heart or the politically correct club members.

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A lecture about life's everything (almost)

George Carlin is not only the best comedian in history, but a lecturer when it comes to questioning life's little and big things we all assume or ignore. Great book to get his essentials from over 40 years of hard work

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Love Carlin but geez!

What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

I own all of his stand up, and I have always loved his funny voices. This just sounds like whining, without all the fun cracks that his stand up always had. Disappointing.

Has George Carlin Reads to You turned you off from other books in this genre?

Turned me off of George Carlin books, I'll just stick to his stand up.

Which scene was your favorite?

None.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

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Not the Carlin I Remember

The George Carlin I remember is funny and occasionally offensive in a thought provoking way. This was too often angry with out redeeming self examination.

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Horrible!!!

This was a filthy horrible book. I do NOT recommend this book to any one.

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RIP Georgie

He was the voice of my generation His wit & sharp mind will be missedThere is only one George Carlin!

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Same as his stand up

I love George Carlin's take on society, the fact that he doesn't stick with the norm and that he doesn't care about political correctness. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone you know that is paranoid and likes to thing about the "big world", especially if they haven't seen his stand up comedy, given that most of the content in this book stems from his stand up, or vise versa.

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If you like George Carlin... You Will Enjoy

What made the experience of listening to George Carlin Reads to You the most enjoyable?

The best Part Was him reading it to you/a small audience.From the first line paraphrased 'I'm going to read it to you, but you'll need to get someone else to understand it for you' :)I estimate/think over half was new material, much of which is good but seemed unfit fo the faster pace of Stand-up Comedy. The majority of [the new] is excellent material, and Much of it is comparable to any of his other 'best material'.And the parts that were not new were given in a new way or organized differently.Good for several listens.

What did you like best about this story?

Well The only way it is anything like a story, is he categorizes his humor/commentary into 3 categories, but does not keep them distinct, it is more of a preface.The English Language [Better He explains :)]The little world [the personal world]The Big world

What does George Carlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

In A word : Himself. :) George CarlinHim reading it, has to double or triple the enjoyment.Anyone else's voice, and IDK Reading it may be better.Would depend on the voice and/or personality.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are so many That move you all over, and make you think.Like "You've probably never been to where your friend works. But you probably have some sort of mental Image. If your friend changes jobs, to another that is pretty much the same; do you bother to change the Image?"

Any additional comments?

I think George appreciated us mourning 'our loss' the world's loss of him.But I think He wouldn't want us to continue too long.So After Mourning We should celebrate Him and all He did For Comedy, and in promotion of Human Thought. :)

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worth the listen

This guy certainly has a unique perspective. I very much enjoy his rants, although I do think he could've probably lived a bit longer if he just learned how to fucking relax.

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I've always been a Carlin fan

But this book, without the context of him live with an audience is an affront. He comes across as a cranky, foul-mouthed man totally unhappy with the world. I couldn't listen to it all. I actually found it strangely upsetting. Go figure.