Audiobook Review: George Carlin Reads to You

Love George Carlin and audiobooks and looking to get the most bang for your buck? Then check out George Carlin Reads to You on Downpour. It includes three of his books: Brain Droppings, Napalm & Silly Putty, and More Napalm & Silly Putty. Read on for more information, including my thoughts.

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.

My Thoughts

If you’ve read my reviews of the three books that are part of this collection, then you know I l love them all.

All three books are narrated by George Carlin, whose delivery of this timeless material is excellent.

You get more than seven hours of content with George Carlin Reads to You. It’s truly the ultimate George Carlin audiobook, and every fan should own a copy.

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