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Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself.

No, and that's exactly the point. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune.

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood.

Okay, so buy the damned book already!

©2002 Bruce Campbell (P)2010 Bruce Campbell

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A Delight! #Audible1

This book was a delight. As soon as I started listening I couldn't get enough of it. I had listened through it in no time. If you enjoy his movies you'll love this book.

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Beautiful yet horrifying look into acting.

Mr. Campbell delivers a honest and sincere performance. A must for any filmmaker ( just starting out, or seasoned veteran) or anyone with even the slightest curiosity of what these poor people go through for our entertainment.

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It's Bruce Campbell

if you've looked at this, it's likely because you know who Bruce Campbell is. I've read this several times already, but the treat of having The Chin dictate his life experiences is an utter treat. The behind the scenes commentary on his early projects with the Raimis is every bit as entertaining as him serving up witticisms about his parts in such cinematic classics as Serving Sara.

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An easy book to finish.

Bruce Campbell sure is a pleasure to listen to. His stories from his career as an actor are entertaining and interesting. I love how he repeatedly gives credit to all the people behind the scenes who make everything possible.

He comes across as a classy individual unwilling to let the spotlight linger on him for too long and I've really enjoyed this opportunity to learn more about him and the film industry.

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What a book!

This bio was a story ripped straight from slightly above mediocrity. The delivery was on par.

If I had to give this audiobook a rating using a system - let's say the alphabetical one - it'd be a solid B.

All jokes aside I loved the candor of Bruce in discussing his life and being frank about his encounters, modest stardom crossed the with everyman fandom of his own and even his worst moments.

The book often gets slow and tedious like an average person's diary, but that's mostly what he based it on: A real man, trying to do something he was passionate about and still having to jump through hoops like any other person trying to make it.

Fact is, he loves what he does, he understands the hard work he's done and he's not ashamed of having to figure it out.

While this book may not have been a number one on any list, I think anyone wanting a healthy and sincere story surrounding film and tv, this is a great book. And I mean that whether or not you're a Deadite.

Remember: Shop Smart, Shop S-Mart

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Bruce Campbells voice is audio chocolate

I would have likely passed this over had Bruce not narrated it himself. He really gives a wonderful performance and doesn't simply drone on.

I do wish he spent more time on the more notable of his projects (army of darkness) but it's nice to know he has been busy throughout his career, albeit much of which flew under the radar.

He is an actor that really deserves more but nonetheless if you are a fan of HIM, this is worth your time.

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What a Treat

I could listen to this magnificent chin talk about anything under the sun and still want to hear more. Bruce Campbell is a legend!

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A great story from a legend

This was a great look back at the humble beginnings of Mr. Campbell. The growth and journey of not only Bruce but also his family and friends. Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Hercules, Xena and much more. Will be listening to this again and again. Great laughs throughout.

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  • Sarah Nelson
  • 2015-04-04

Chin-tacular

I loved this book. Bruce (we're on a first name basis) has a perfect voice for narration. I could (and did) listen to him talk for hours. The book made me realize just how human actors actually are. His stories are funny and his observations of society are hilarious. I enjoyed every minute of this book.

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  • georgellama
  • 2016-05-04

The audio edition is better than the book.

I read the book several years ago and throughly enjoyed it. Bruce's narration makes a very good book great.

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  • Stingray
  • 2014-08-05

One Of The Most Enjoyable Books I Have Ever Heard

Would you listen to If Chins Could Kill again? Why?

Yes
There is a wealth of insider information on how Hollywood works and the inside story on what it takes to be a successful actor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bruce Campbell, of course.

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

The tender story of how a chin conquered Hollywood and won our hearts

Any additional comments?

This book is funny, informative and sometimes downright dangerous to listen to when driving home from work as you can laugh so hard you might fall out of your seat - thank goodness for seat belts.

I've enjoyed Bruce's work in front of the camera since I first saw him in the Evil Dead series. It wasn't until I listened to this book that I found out that he was an integral part of many other favorite movies and TV shows in a behind the camera capacity.

Thanks to Bruce's dramatic reading and witty prose, this is one of the all time best listens I've ever gotten from audible.com.

I hope audible gets more of Bruce's books in stock soon.

I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this book as I did.

Cheers.

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  • TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer
  • 2015-02-16

Easily a B+

As a long time fan of Bruce Campbell, it was sort of interesting to hear him talk about things that were far from glamorous when it comes to the life of a "movie star" in the industry. He also gave some fun backstories to a few of those films you know you love if you are even bothering to glance at this title.

The only downside is that this book was written well before "Burn Notice" took off and became a bit of a hit. It would have been fun to hear about some of that part of what has now become perhaps a nudge closer to B+ as far as his acting status is concerned.

If you want something fluffy and full of pretentious nonsense, read the tabloids. If you want a real guy to tell you how it really is, this is a fun read.

Having Bruce read his own book made it that much better. You felt like you were just hanging out and he was telling you his tale.

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  • Josh C
  • 2016-04-19

Bruce Campbell rocks out his story!

Great listen for fans of Bruce Campbell. Much like Ash vs. Evil Dead, nobody else could have pulled this off.

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  • wolffw1056
  • 2015-06-08

Hail To The King!

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

Anyone I know who's a fan of any of these subjects will enjoy this audiobook:

Chins
The Evil Dead
Cheesy B Movies
Chins
Sam Raimi
Burn Notice
Spider-Man
Chins
Darkman
True Stories Based on Early 80s Horror Movies
Fake True Stories Based on Early 80s Horror Movies
1973 yellow Oldsmobile
Chins
True Fake Fake Stories Based on Early 80s Horror Movies
Chins

What was one of the most memorable moments of If Chins Could Kill?

Any moment involving chins.

Which character – as performed by Bruce Campbell – was your favorite?

Himself. Although his impression of the greedy, pig-headed Ted Raimi is also pretty spot on. From what I've heard about him he sounds like a pretty terrible person who, in place of a chin, is just all neck*


*What I heard about him came primarily from this book.

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

It made me want to chainsaw my own chin off in shame of the knowledge that it will only get me so far in life...which turns out won't be very far.

Any additional comments?

Chins, chins, chins! Listen to this audiobook now please.

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  • Tammi
  • 2015-01-20

Makes you understand the movie & TV business

This was a very hysterical book. Bruce explains his family background and complete history of the film business. I never saw Evil Dead, but now it's on my Netflix list. He also explains everything you ever wanted to know about tv & movie business. Fair warning though there is no mention of his Burn Notice days, as it was only in season 4.

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  • Stacey K.
  • 2014-09-15

A Look Into the Life of a Hollywood Working Stiff

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

Absolutely. It offers an incredible and hilarious look into Bruce Cambell's life, and is enjoyable, even if you don't know him.

What other book might you compare If Chins Could Kill to and why?

There are not many other books that I have read or listened to that are similar. ICCK is its own beast.

Which character – as performed by Bruce Campbell – was your favorite?

All are wonderful, Irvin Shapiro and the Acid-Dropping Fan being standouts.

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

There was many a moment when I physically laughed out loud at his well-told anecdotes.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone who would be interested in the crazy world of Hollywood.

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  • Josh S
  • 2018-10-14

Entertaining and informative

I didn't know I wanted to care about what it is to be B actor.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2015-04-30

Groovy!!!

Loved listen to him tell his story, it was sitting listen to good friend or family.

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