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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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    Rich San Diego, CA, United States 08-19-15
    Rich San Diego, CA, United States 08-19-15 Member Since 2006

    Fathaer of two, employed full time, married. Active runner.

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    "Good the first time"

    The first run through of the audiobook was good and lively. The replay with slight additions- not so much- adding new material is fine but the entire replay was redundant and distracting, it took away from the overall experience.

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    Nathan CA, United States 06-18-15
    Nathan CA, United States 06-18-15

    Would your life make a good movie? Live a good story.

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you don't mind a bunch of cuss words, you have more of a likelihood of enjoying this book (or first paragraph) than I did.


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    michael 06-03-15
    michael 06-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    "The music at the end of ever joke was annoying."

    I know when to laugh I don't need a little ditty played at the end of every joke to let me that George just said something funny.

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    steven lenner 05-05-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A must have."

    Haaaaaaaah!!! One can never go wrong with anything by George-- unless you are an over-sensitive softy. Always funny - always worth the trip.

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    Selah 05-01-15
    Selah 05-01-15
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely loved it! I rewound it several times to hear some parts over again. R.I.P. George.

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    Matthew T. Brandimarte 04-19-15

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    "the greatest comedian to have ever lived"

    loved it. George Carlin is my savory. he is my god. and every thing he says is the truth

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    Keith G. 04-16-15
    Keith G. 04-16-15
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    "Five stars for George"

    Five stars all over the place... but I need to use more words seven six five four three more words

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    Erick 03-13-15
    Erick 03-13-15
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    "Next level etymological comedy"

    George Carlin was a great wordsmith. And super fucking funny. Lots of classic material in this collection. Can't wait to listen to it all again!

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    K.R. San Diego 02-13-15
    K.R. San Diego 02-13-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Not as funny as I remembered him"
    Would you try another book from George Carlin and/or George Carlin?

    No


    What was most disappointing about George Carlin’s story?

    Most humor doesn't age well. He comes across as grumpy and random, not as witty as I remembered him from years ago. George was radical and amazing in the 70s and 80s but listening to him rant is sort of like listening to disco music - you understand why people liked it at the time and also why no one listens to it anymore.


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

    Regret at having bought it.


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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-16-15
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 01-16-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Some brilliant moments, but many bad ones..."

    I wasn't all that familiar with George Carlin before this book, so I wasn't sure what to expect, and I certainly wasn't let down by high expectations. In the end, I didn't find this work all that funny or engaging. There were some very funny and pertinent commentaries that showed a clever brain behind the man, but the in-your-face blustering wore me down.

    It was well read by the author, but his voice enhanced the feeling I had that Mr. Carlin is a curmudgeon. I'm not sure this is a person I'd want to meet in person.

    So, if you like Howard Stern or similar comedians, then you may like this book. For me, I'm just glad I got it on sale.

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