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  • I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!

  • and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
  • Written by: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Bob Newhart
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quintessential Newhart

  • By TimGlue on 2018-10-12

Quintessential Newhart

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-12

Interesting stories about his path to success, interspersed with several of his legendary routines. Well worth the listen!

  • Girl Walks into a Bar...

  • Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
  • Written by: Rachel Dratch
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dratch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing personal journey

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-30

A fun read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

Some great stories with lots of laughs; it was wonderful to have Rachel tell them herself.

  • Hi Bob!

  • Written by: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent read! very funny! only one criticism:

  • By Yvon Malenfant on 2018-10-22

Wonderful insights about the comedy business

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

Bob Newhart himself is great to listen to. Plus, you get to hear behind-the-scene stories from other professionals, talking about how the got into the business, their influences, life on the road, etc. Highly recommended!