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Hi Bob!

Written by: Bob Newhart
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.   

Hi Bob! combines different conversations into themes, covering topics like creativity or failure, while weaving in never-before-heard personal anecdotes among accomplished, famous friends.   

Enjoy!   

Guests: Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Conan O'Brien, and Sarah Silverman.   

Foreword by Marc Maron.   

Chapters in Hi Bob!

1. Foreword
2. Prologue
3. "I Was an Accountant"
4. "That Would Be Ridiculous"
5. "I Still Love Radio"
6. "Comedy Is Better Than College"
7. "Week to Week Contract"
8. "Hold for Laughs"
9. "You're Shootin' My Ear, Man!"
10. "I Thought You Were Overdoing It"
11. "Yes, We're Friends"
12. "Rickles"
13. "Vegas"
14. "Dying Every Night"
15. "If You're Terrified, You're Doing It Right"
16. "The Magic Pen"
17. "Stop Me If You've Heard This One"
18. "Can't Change with the Times?"
19. "Some Parting Advice"
20. Epilogue 

©2018 Audible Originals (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

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An excellent read! very funny! only one criticism:

the volumewas a bit lowon one pf the interviews. otherwise it's an awesome book worth reading!!

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Hi Bob! It is great to hear your voice.

Love this audiobook. #Audible1
It was like I was sitting with Bob Newhart and his friends taking me back to great memories of his comedy and theirs. I have been a fan since I was a child watching him on TV and to still be able to experience his wit and charm is like a trip home for the holidays. Thanks, Bob.

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Wonderful insights about the comedy business

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!

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  • RCC
  • ACTON MA USA
  • 2018-09-24

really well edited, funny, sincere

great behind the scenes stories and banter from all participants led by bob and perhaps overall slightly skewed toward yesteryear. but great editing makes it feel like a big group convo with archival performances dropped seamlessly into the main narrative. charming, authentic, funny, insightful, warm, great.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 2018-11-10

Some great Newhart comedy clips!

I wish there had more Newhart and much less of the seven very boring narrators. But there were enough Newhart clips to keep me interested. I cannot believe he is 89 years old. Nevertheless, it was a worthwhile freebie.

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  • Jeanne
  • Bartlesville, OK United States
  • 2018-08-04

Perfect

As a longtime fan of Bob, it was fun to listen to the conversations. I wish it had been longer!

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  • Lili
  • 2018-08-31

Lots of vintage audio clips included

The conversations between Newhart and his friends are nice. But what I really enjoyed were the old clips that were included. It was so much fun hearing Newhart talk about his long time best friend Don Rickles, and then hearing a clip of Rickles on the Johnny Carson show, or doing his act in Vegas.

It doesn’t stop there, there were also clips from Jack Benny, Newhart’s comedy album from 1960, and clips from his two TV shows.

A bit slow in some sections perhaps, but overall a thoughtfully produced Audible Original.

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  • Brendan Cain
  • New York, New York
  • 2018-07-18

Leaves You Wanting More

Bob Newhart is a living legend and the reverence he is treated by the people he interviews is great to hear. The stories are great and the unique editing makes it an easy listen. I took it in in one sitting and couldn't believe I'd been listing for three-and-a-half hours plus when it ended. Hoping for more "Hi Bob!"!

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  • Beth A
  • 2018-09-08

Won me over!

I was never a Newhart TV fan, but I found this series of conversations charming. It was also great to get the insider story from several of yesterday's and today's top comedians.

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  • daryl washburn
  • 2018-10-06

love bob newhart.

great listen. wonderful stories and behind the scenes.Bob Newhart is an American treasure. highly recommend

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  • Dr Jan Bieschke
  • 2018-10-21

Okay conversation, but I was expecting more.

There were several times when Bob was speaking, or trying to finish a thought, when others spoke over him. I guess I had expected more of Bob ...and less of others trying to get their experience worked into this story.

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  • Will S.
  • New York
  • 2018-09-27

Just.... amazing.

No more needs to be said. Except they make you write 15. So there. Fifteen.

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  • Ann
  • United States
  • 2018-11-01

JUST PLAIN FUN!

Entertaining, informative about past and present stand-up comedy, and just plain fun to listen to.

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  • Richard
  • 2018-12-08

Best Of Bob

Well structured conversations with engaging and wide ranging topics. A great insight into the mind of Bob Newhart.