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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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    Michelle Granger, WA, United States 12-11-10
    Michelle Granger, WA, United States 12-11-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Completely Enjoyable"

    If you love Jeff Dunham, you will love this book. I'm sure it would have been fun to read, but I've no doubt it was made even that more enjoyable by having Jeff and his dummies narrate. From my point of view, Jeff just popped up one day on my entertainment radar. Little did I know the passion, focus, and shear determination it takes for someone to reach the skill and widespread popularity he has attained. There was never a moment I was not riveted by the fluid narration and fascinating stories of his journey to stardom; I was on pins and needles as he described his first appearance on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, a goal he had strived to attain for 10 years. His book runs up and through his unfortunately short-lived television show in 2009. Thank you, Jeff for sharing your story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Borgnimbblefoot 11-21-10

    rage against the machine

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

    This is an enjoyable novel about Jeff's life & all the interesting happenings during it. The novel also takes you through the creation of his "little guys". Since it is red bu Jeff he deffently adds his personal touch & of course the guys add their two cents each along the way. This book is a good listen for the whole family.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen W Gilday Kensington, MD United States 01-15-11
    Kathleen W Gilday Kensington, MD United States 01-15-11
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    "Very Funny Autobiography!"

    I rarely write reviews but I couldn't stay silent about this audiobook. I have seen Jeff Dunham DVDs before and my family loves his humor. I was interested in how he got his start and how he developed his characters and I had one audible credit left so I spent it on this selection. WOW! Jeff narrated it with his little friends, so it was very entertaining as well as informative. He started young and consistently practiced his craft wherever he could. Imagine...he became an "overnight" success after decades of consistent hard work, practice and putting himself out there. Great lesson for us all. His parents are my heros, too, and they are an example of how to encourage, support, and nurture an interest in a child (even if the interest may not lead to a career). Great listen!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Myerstown, PA, United States 12-17-10
    Robin Myerstown, PA, United States 12-17-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story!"

    Loved the book! It was fun to hear how Jeff started out and how he progressed to where he and the guys in the suitcase are today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Ballard 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up All By My Selves in three words, what would they be?

    A Learning Experiance


    What did you like best about this story?

    Finding out how hard Jeff worked to make his career into the success that it is today.


    What about Jeff Dunham’s performance did you like?

    The storys about all the old talent he knew along his way that noone would have known that he knew.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Douglasville, GA 06-09-14
    Victoria Douglasville, GA 06-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Of course this was predictable."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a fun 'read'. It is entertaining, but also informative. I really enjoyed the rawness of this story. You never realize that entertainers are human too.


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

    I think Jeff Dunham. Seeing him as a man, warts and all made the book a great listen. All his other characters seem to have happened by accident...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I did read this in one sitting and was not bored once.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 05-07-14
    Linda 05-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love the lil guys"
    Would you listen to All By My Selves again? Why?

    Prob not. It was a biography so I already know what happens in it.


    What other book might you compare All By My Selves to and why?

    None it's one of a kind


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Dunham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have and the addition of the actual lil guys voices made the book


    Any additional comments?

    If this is a book u want to read deff get the audible version because of the added voices!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Big John Montana 07-28-13
    Big John Montana 07-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A little less funny then I expected, but good."

    This would be one of the few audio book that I expect would be MUCH better on audio then in writing, because Jeff narrates, and does his character's voices.

    It was a bit more "history of me, in a non funny way" then I was expecting, but I'm still glad I listened. There were still some good funny parts as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Howard P 06-21-13
    Howard P 06-21-13 Member Since 2010

    Writer of Songs, Musician, Photographer & Artist. Reader of History, Non-Fiction, Music, Science & Cosmology.

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    "Thoroughly entertaining memoir of a ventriloquist"

    What an enjoyable story, I couldn't stop listening. Jeff Dunham is not only great at his art, he is also great at writing his story, and a terrific narrator. Actually, Jeff isn't the only narrator - Walter, Achmed and the characters he created, humorously interrupt Jeff. Sometimes I just want to listen to a book for fun. Sometimes I need to break away from history and the classics. Jeff Dunham's story is just such a book. I found it to be be thoroughly entertaining, humorous, and interesting. Ventriloquism is a disappearing art. Having grown up enjoying many "vents", Jeff's jargon - it brought me back to my childhood, the good old days. All I can add is that I loved this book and I think you will top. Take time out for some pure fun and download Jeff's story. You will not be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, United States 02-19-13
    Brian Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny and Informative"
    Where does All By My Selves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like learning about his experiences. I've enjoyed him since college and like hearing his story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Funny and a good way to hear about perseverance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    First Tonight show.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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