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All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me | [Jeff Dunham]

All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

All By My Selves is comedy superstar Jeff Dunham's story as told by Jeff himself! This unique comedic audio release takes fans behind the curtain to explain how he turned a tired, vaudevillian art form into something truly modern and hip. Not only will Jeff reveal how he developed his act and lovable characters over the years, he'll also share the details of his life as working comedian and family man on the road.
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Publisher's Summary

All By My Selves is comedy superstar Jeff Dunham's story as told by Jeff himself! This unique comedic audio release takes fans behind the curtain to explain how he turned a tired, vaudevillian art form into something truly modern and hip. Not only will Jeff reveal how he developed his act and lovable characters over the years, he'll also share the details of his life as working comedian and family man on the road. Best of all, Jeff's hilarious suitcase posse- Walter, Peanut, and Achmed! - will personally add thier humorous perspectives, jokes, and quips along the way!

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What the Critics Say

"In the last few years, Jeff Dunham has become something akin to a rock star...Ventriloquism has moved back into the entertainment mainstream, and Dunham is leading the way." (The Los Angeles Times)

"Easily one of the funniest stand-up comics alive." (Dallas Morning News)

"Dunham takes ventriloquism into the 21st century as cutting edge comedy." (Star Tribune (Minneapolis))

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    Amazon Customer Stayton, OR 02-11-13
    Amazon Customer Stayton, OR 02-11-13 Member Since 2010

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    "A romp though a life experienced in multiple"
    If you could sum up All By My Selves in three words, what would they be?

    Funny Touching Voices


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learning how Jeff developed the characters that we now love so much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Christmas - when he gave his wife the pay phone she was talking on when he asked her out.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I really needed a comedic lift at the time I bought the book - especially one without politics or meanness, of which there seem to be an inordinate amount. I laughed several times through the book - I kill you!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth it. Every cent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-15-12
    Melinda Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Pretty Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, there are certainly funny moments when you would least expect them. The voices of the "dummies" make you feel like you are listening to a group of very unique people tell the story of not only Jeff's evolution but theirs as well.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Dunham – was your favorite?

    Walter is awesome, and it is true you almost forget he is conveying thoughts that Jeff himself has. He can get away with a lot!


    Any additional comments?

    There are snipets of stories within the book that seem unfinished or unnecessary. Overall funny, light, and interesting listen. I admire his passion greatly.

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    Tanet STERLING, ILLINOIS, United States 11-20-12
    Tanet STERLING, ILLINOIS, United States 11-20-12
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    "Funny!"
    Where does All By My Selves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved listening to this book. Full of enthusiasm and humor. You can tell that Jeff loves his work.


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    Todd Laguna Niguel, CA, USA 10-24-12
    Todd Laguna Niguel, CA, USA 10-24-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Ordered this book on a whim before starting out on a 5 hour drive. Kept me in stitches and the made the drive seem like a drive to the market rather than a cross-state trek.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I keeeel you!! If you've seen/heard Achmed, you'll know what I mean. If not, buy the book and enjoy!


    What does Jeff Dunham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices of the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A look into the mind(s) of a (nearly) schizophrenic comedic ventriloquist.


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    Yolanda Cruz Rockford, IL United States 09-19-12
    Yolanda Cruz Rockford, IL United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about All By My Selves?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hearing about Jeff Dunham's journey through life


    What about Jeff Dunham’s performance did you like?

    I loved the fact that Jeff Dunham portrayed all of his characters in the book and argued with himself too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by Jeff's chapter about his divorce and his tribute to his daughters. It was very touching.


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    James McDonough, GA, United States 09-18-12
    James McDonough, GA, United States 09-18-12
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    "Insight into Jeff's life, career and success"

    This book is the life story of a very talented guy, who states that with prayer from his parents, a few key opportunities and a lot of talented people helping him has become one of the world's top performers.

    Jeff opens up about his experiences and shares his personal views and appreciation for all the great opportunities he has had in his career. Jeff started at an early age, it isn't by chance he is successful. Being a grounded person, who has a clarity about life really makes for a great story.

    A talented guy with a big heart.

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    Matthea 08-28-12
    Matthea 08-28-12
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    "story of a nice guy"
    Any additional comments?

    Dunham tells his life story with the occasional help of his characters. The snark I'm used to in his standup isn't much here -- instead, he tells things sincerely. It's calm, but not boring.

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    Buggs Bunny Missouri 07-30-12
    Buggs Bunny Missouri 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Jeff Dunham Story as only Jeff can tell it"

    I have been a fan of Jeff Dunham since the early 90's and was interested about his autobiography. I was moved by Jeff's openness in sharing his life story. Where many may try to only show the good side, Jeff shared the good, the bad, and the ugly of his life's journey. Only Jeff Dunham could have performed this audio book as there are many sidebar comments from his characters scattered throughout the book. The comments made in character just do not translate as well in the print version as hearing Jeff do his comic schtick. If you are a Jeff Dunham fan, I highly recommend this book.

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    Stanley Melbourne, FL, United States 06-25-12
    Stanley Melbourne, FL, United States 06-25-12
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    "Best insight to Jeff Dunham"
    Would you listen to All By My Selves again? Why?

    Worth lisining to again, Jeff worked hard to get where he is and I could relate to alot of it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love all of Jeff's characters, but Walter is my hero. He tells it like it is, open and honest.


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    larry Navarre, FL, United States 06-05-12
    larry Navarre, FL, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2005
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    "double header"
    Would you listen to All By My Selves again? Why?

    yes...parts of it


    What about Jeff Dunham’s performance did you like?

    very good and used other voices


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    who is that speaking


    Any additional comments?

    very good...a bit sad...but Jeff stays upbeat

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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