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  • George Carlin Reads to You

  • An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'
  • Written by: George Carlin
  • Narrated by: George Carlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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George Carlin Reads to You

Written by: George Carlin
Narrated by: George Carlin
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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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I miss George!

I like listening to this while I'm on my lunch break at my job that I absolutely hate. It lowers my anxiety and reminds me to be less serious.

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Good Read (Think of this as a joke book)

Love it. Can only give 3 stars for story cause there's no story at all.

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Thoroughly Enjoyed It

Easy listen. Feels like a conversation. I found myself audibly laughing even though I was home alone

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Lots of good laughs

Good value, you get three of his books with many familiar jokes, rearranged and retold in an amusing way

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Hilarious

well done. George at his best . Recommended for adults . lots of swearing in this book.

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George and his material did not age well.

Overall just a rinse and repeat of what would have been amazing content at one time, now just sounds like the ageing rants of an ageing individual.

If you can get this for free grab it to remind yourself of the good old days. Otherwise move on and allow it to fade into history.

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A pretty good collection of Carlin's jokes.

George rarely disappoints. If you've watched his stand up, you'll have probably heard or read many of these. Most wouldn't pass muster in 2023, but George also wouldn't care. In fact I think he would really love these other reviews concerned about how it comes across today, when the guy has been dead for fifteen years - predating Audible. Appreciate it for what it is and when it was performed.

Delivery is great from the master himself. No worries there.

As with many comedians, not every joke is going to land. In fact, sometimes his musings make zero sense even accounting for being written in a different era. If you've read his biography, then the failed jokes existing makes more sense when you realize he was probably on a lot of cocaine when he wrote them.

George more often than not delivers in what is an unapologetic, politically neutral bashing of everyone via crass, well thoughtout humour.

Turn off your brain, smoke a left-handed cigarette and enjoy.

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More old George Carlin Bits

Just George Carlin repeating his famous bits and read aloud by Carlin himself. Love Carlin, love hearing him read his routines, but a lot of the jokes I’ve heard so many times that the whole thing felt tired. Jokes tend to get less funny the more times you hear them. Also, Carlin’s brand of wordplay and play on words tends to get a little old and predictable after an hour or so.

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Not as funny as I thought it would be.

Not as funny as I thought it would be, kind of disappointing .I like George but not this book.

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What can I say but it's George Carlin

Enjoyed listening to this while driving. It's Carlin at his best. Not for the faint of heart.

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