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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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    cathy 09-03-16
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    "The ranting of an old man...not funny"

    I used to enjoy George Carlin's humor...after listening to this book, I'm kind of turned off by him. There was a lot of old man ranting, I don't need to pay to listen to that, I can hear that at home for free! There were some funny parts, but they were far and few between. I'm just glad I bought the book on sale.

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    MaryP 08-31-16
    MaryP 08-31-16
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    "I miss George!"

    Great to hear some of his musings again. just as funny as ever. lots of wisdom in his humor.

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    J.C.D. 08-31-16
    J.C.D. 08-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "LOTS OF GOOD STUFF"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's mostly funny and a relaxing way to have a few laughs.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was no story - it was a collection of routines and thoughts.


    Have you listened to any of George Carlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to him before. Somehow this just didn't seem as funny as previous works.


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

    No. Many of the routines were questions on words and their use. His hatred for religion, politics and golf were made quite clear.


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    Bob Cook Austin, TX United States 08-30-16
    Bob Cook Austin, TX United States 08-30-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Only for true George Carlin Fans"

    Did you ever notice that a lot of people are not nearly as clever as they think they are.

    I have heard it said that most comedians aren't nearly as nice in person as their persona on stage would have you believe. I think George Carlin would certainly be an example of this.

    I think Carlin ran out of material about 30 years before his death and as he got older he just got more and more bitter. Except for the repeat of old material, this is just one long boring rant about how he hates the South, he hates Texas, he hates the midwest, he hates California, he hates America, he hates corporations, he hates people who wear clothes with logos on them and seemingly enough to want them dead. Oh, and lest I forget, he hates Humanity and will be glad when we finally go into extinction. The only thing he seemed to like was New York City.

    Ugly comments, explanations about why he doesn't vote and bizarre political opinions. I think a lot of those political opinions were helped along by an over indulgence in recreational drugs.

    To wrap up an overlong review, I will say that possibly a real George Carlin fanatic could enjoy this listen. The rest of us should leave it alone. I will also say that I was a fan of the George Carlin that I viewed on Saturday Night Live in the 70's but not the bitter, sour, hateful old man he became before his death.

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    Vincent 08-29-16
    Vincent 08-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A waist of time."

    Good performance by George, but turned out to be a bunch of stand up show bits just strung together. A lot of poor placement and insulting at times. Sorry I paid 3 bucks for the listen. But glad it wasn't more.

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    Charles 08-29-16
    Charles 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "ehhh"

    ehh. Wasnt what i thought it would be. one of carlins least impressive books.

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    Ralph Bothell, WA, United States 05-30-16
    Ralph Bothell, WA, United States 05-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "George's humor is just not my thing"

    I think George does George Carlin well here so if it's your thing enjoy it

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    james NEW WINDSOR, NY, United States 05-08-16
    james NEW WINDSOR, NY, United States 05-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "a collection of Carlin's stand-ups"

    while funny no doubt, this is simply a rehash of all of Carlin's stand-up jokes.

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    Matt 04-29-16
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    "great for the comedy fan in all of us"

    it was a great listen while traveling, it certainly helps to pass the time with one of comedy's greatest legends

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    Veda 03-26-16
    Veda 03-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "NOT FOR EVERYONE RAW"

    You LOVE /HATE this GUY. IF IT'S THE FORMER GET THIS BOOK. I'm still laughing.

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