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  • Brain Droppings

  • By: George Carlin
  • Narrated by: George Carlin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Summary

The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in this best seller. Carlin demolishes everyday values and leaves you laughing out loud. Learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Performed by Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.
©1997 Comedy Concepts, Inc. (P)16 9; 2000 HighBridge Company

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  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 2001

"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)

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If you already know Carlin's standup, don't bother

Mostly bits from Carlin's standup, just not edited as well and with worse delivery. I feel like the parts of it didn't make it to any of the specials for a reason.

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classic George Carlin and highly recommended

George allows us to laugh at ourselves with impunity. The best comic of the 20th century?

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Quick listen, full of sarcastic jokes

George as always offers a different angle to see things. Fun and unique comedian. Sad current generation is usually scratching the surface

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Disappointing

I have always found Carlin's political and social commentary very insightful and extremely funny. Unfortunately I had to give up on this book as it is just grumblings about modern life. Save your money and turn on a day time talk radio call in.

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wish it went on longer

One of the finest comedians of all time. a little over priced but still good value if you're paying per laugh

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  • Terri A.
  • 12-12-11

If you like the Carlin of late...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.

What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-20

brilliant

I knew George Carlin was brilliant, it's great to hear the book narrated by him also.

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  • The Alchemystic
  • 14-05-12

Kratchety Uncle George

Would you listen to Brain Droppings again? Why?

i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.

What other book might you compare Brain Droppings to and why?

Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.

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  • Randy Milian
  • 15-10-18

The Best

George is the absolute best ever. This is such a good take on language and the human condition

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  • Edward Lee Horne Jr
  • 01-02-21

Hilarious

His observations of our world and its language specifically the English language is brilliant. His book kept me laughing at his view of our society especially politicians.

A very enjoyable read!!

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  • OLDNHAPPY
  • 11-02-20

not what expected

dissapointed as I have loved his videos but unfortunately I got tired quickly in audio

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  • DJ Odin
  • 10-01-20

beast mode

I loved this. it provided me some great entertainment and plenty of laughs. it was awesome

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  • Pawel S. Gibas
  • 15-08-18

entertaining

entertaining. he reads a bit too fast to catch all of his smart ass remarks. quick listen, finished in 2 sittings

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  • D. A. Xavier
  • 12-08-18

Looks like I'll still need to read the hardcopy

Good "broad strokes" version of the book. I need to read the hardcopy for the full treatment.

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  • Ernesto
  • 20-07-17

hilarious

some of the best comedy you can listen to, I think I will buy the paperback edition.