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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (272,134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Carlin Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Laugh.com Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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Here's George Carlin's seventh comedy album. Recorded live on October 3, 1976, at the Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. This was Carlin's last album for five years.

Tracks:
1. On the Road
2. Death and Dying
3. Headlines
4. Kids Are Too Small
5. Rules, Rules, Rules!
6. Parents' Cliches and Childrens' Secret Answers
7. Words We Leave Behind
8. How's Your Dog?
9. Supermarkets

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 2/4/2014

    " I've read worse I've read better, way better. I can't even get into a detailed review, McCarthy is way to simplistic and concise in his writing style. No climax, no engaging character development, just simplistic character interaction along a generic plot line. Didn't hate it, didn't love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/25/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books. Depressing, moving, powerful - and we never even learn the main characters' names! After I read it the first time, I immediately went back and read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ArieNovarina | 1/24/2014

    " beautiful writing, really sad story. and may I add, I really don't like it when in time of need, mankind turn their back on each other. I know that "being human", selfish, just try to survive and all, but I don't like it. would give it higher rating if the father would still try hard to be kind as he is. but hey, that just me.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Loh | 1/16/2014

    " The Road is a very interesting book that is meant to be read in one sitting, but thought about for many. The syntax that Cormac McCarthy uses in his novel is relatively static, yet at the end there is still lots of emotion shown through the use of his simple diction and writing style. The repetitive phrases that one might expect to hear in a post-apocalyptic age are changed by the way McCarthy uses them in The Road and will definitely be remembered. The book presents a devastated future with evils everywhere, but is there hope? As a warning, this book reminds us to appreciate what we have now and to watch out for the signs that we may be heading in this direction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 12/15/2013

    " When I started reading this for a high school English class I didn't like it, but then it got a little more interesting. What I like best is how the author writes, and takes what we have today and make it a rare thing. It makes you think about what we take for granted "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew O'Rourke | 12/14/2013

    " The only apocalyptic thing I've ever read that didn't really examine what happened or why, but rather...how to survive the aftermath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/3/2013

    " Haunting. Depressing yet hopeful. A heart-wrenching story, and a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorelei Sharkey | 10/30/2013

    " Agreed with the Guardian that this was probably the best book of the 00s. Read it in one day. Just devastating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlesse | 9/16/2013

    " So good. So incredibly good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 7/19/2013

    " One of the most perfect books ever written. Was already a fan of McCarthy, but this offering is different. The post-apocalyptic journey of man and boy. So spare and so telling. It is an amazing experience that left me hopeful at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wenpu | 1/16/2013

    " Tedious, apart from a few sparse moments of gore and a few moments of tenderness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather turner | 10/26/2012

    " Didn't finish. Got about 3/4 through and couldn't finish. Seemed pretty blah. Nothing never changed. Depressing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Isy | 9/7/2012

    " It's another horror cliche. 1 star simply because I grew fond of the author's style. Not much to say about the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla Brice-weller | 8/31/2012

    " Brilliant: well-paced, well-written, imaginative, subtle, emotionally intelligent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 7/27/2012

    " Pretty dark, but he does a great job of telling the story so that you actually feel like you're in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Murphy | 7/11/2012

    " Although The Road was depressing and bleak, it was mesmerizing and powerful. Carry the fire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bezi Phiri | 4/13/2012

    " Minimalist book, amazing use of language to depict words and worlds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cheathem | 1/8/2012

    " Powerful. Read it in two hours last night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Coleman | 12/19/2011

    " As bleak as a novel could possibly be written by an author unrivaled in his ability to describe bleakness and human depravity. The Road is thoroughly depressing but also a beautiful story about a father's love and devotion to his son and to civilization. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Piotr | 11/17/2011

    " The best book I ever read... depression, hope, never give up, simplicity, all about life in this book... awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cam Walker | 6/13/2011

    " You got to have a strong stomach to read this book but a very good book if you get pass the cannibalism part. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Klima | 6/1/2011

    " It was just boooooooring... so very little action happens... I don't get all the hype about it because it was dark, depressing, and truly a waste of time to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/17/2011

    " As always with George Carlin- he rants about everyone and everything. I was fortunate enough to see him live in Denver Co in 1998. His humor comes through in this book as if he was on on stage. RIP George. His humor was one if a kind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " I love this book. So true, so funny, and so perfectly offensive in a style that only the late George Carlin can pull off. For anyone who loves his stand up, read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 5/4/2011

    " George Carlin is very funny and a very intelligent guy. I love his monologues on words. However, we are about 180 degrees apart on political views. But most of all this was very funny. Change of pace for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/25/2011

    " Funny as all of Georges work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 4/10/2011

    " A very disjointed book. Some parts were funny, especially the euhemism sections. A lot of the book wasn't funny or I found it be in bad or poor taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 4/9/2011

    " I never tire of reading George Carlin's brand of humor and his take on life... It always make me chuckle, when I am down... R.I.P. George... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 3/24/2011

    " Didn't bother finishing. Style is better suited to the spoken word than the written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randy | 3/22/2011

    " This is good stuff, but it's 100% recycled material from his standup routines, and I mean VERBATIM. If you've already watched or listened to most of his material, you've already heard everything here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ssbrandes | 2/27/2011

    " carlin was far funnier in person/on tv...the facial expressions added so much. the read, however, was still entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tj | 2/27/2011

    " Most of the stuff in this book comes from his on stage performances. For any true Carlin fan it's a good read but it gets a little tiring after a while because he jumps back to the same topic of euphemisms more times than I cared to count. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arati | 2/4/2011

    " quite disappointing considering the rave reviews it got. In fact for a so-called "humour" collection, it's surprisingly not funny…unless you equate crassness with humour, which I don't. "

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About the Author
Author George Carlin

George Carlin (1937–2008) was a highly influential, award-winning stand-up comedian, author and performer. Receiving both critical acclaim and popular support throughout his career, his professional accomplishments include twenty-three comedy albums, three bestselling books, fourteen HBO specials and five Grammy wins. He has also been awarded the Freedom of Speech Award and The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.