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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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    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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Doug 11-26-14
    Doug 11-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A real bummer...."

    Pessimistic, negative, not funny, vulgar, and not entertaining. Need I say more? I was looking for laughs, for humor....did not find any.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    abcde1979 11-24-14
    abcde1979 11-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Extremely foul"
    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    This is probably my own issue but the little I knew of George Carlin was a clean skit about sports. This


    What was most disappointing about George Carlin’s story?

    The language and foulness


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Carlin’s performances?

    Not after this sadly.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    1 funny skit about sports


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    Marko 09-29-14
    Marko 09-29-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great comedy"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend, but not for stand-up comedy fans


    Was George Carlin Reads to You worth the listening time?

    The book includes George Carlins stand-up comedy acts read out loud. As a huge fan I had already heard everything in this book and it offered no new material


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    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 09-06-14
    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 09-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "George Carlin never disappoints"

    Even if you have heard this bit before........there is something to be said about having them at your listening disposal. This is the book to download when you are having a bad day.

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    Joy Hodgesrutkowski SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI, US 09-01-14
    Joy Hodgesrutkowski SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI, US 09-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "disgusting"
    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    Why waste your time and money listening to such a conceded fowl mouth.


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Carlin again?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better point of view on life would help


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

    disgust


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    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 07-27-14
    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 07-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Somewhat rehashed, still good"
    What did you love best about George Carlin Reads to You?

    This is basically a written, then read, form of Carlin's classic stand up routines.


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    Janice Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-20-14
    Janice Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Mostly Enjoyable; Not as Funny as I Anticipated"

    This seems to be a compilation of many of George Carlin's bits over the years. Some of them I recall and made me remember how funny George Carlin is; however, in some parts he sounded like an angry old man ranting and raving about how things should be the same as when he was young. I can get that from my dad any day of the week. Overall, I enjoyed it but was bored after a while with the complaints.

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