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Hail to the Chin Audiobook

Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestseller

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!”

I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. 

This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. 

If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

– Bruce “Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell

An icon of B movies and a champion of independent filmmaking, Bruce Campbell is an actor, director and writer best known for his roles as Ash in the Evil Dead franchise and Sam Axe on the hit TV show Burn Notice.

Written and read by Bruce Campbell. Co-written with Craig Sanborn. Recording and sound design by Sean McCoy at Oregon Sound Recording.

©2017 Bruce Campbell (P)2017 Bruce Campbell

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    martin camp 12/01/2018
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    "dissapointed it ended. "

    love Bruce's voice made it more like a 1 on 1 experience of his experiences beeig told to you. I did buy the book for the decorative sake of owning it but being the dyslexic I am I can't read it and this audio book was a great justification to give the people involved money. probably better to listen to it to be honest :) good book loved it

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    Matthew 06/02/2018
    Matthew 06/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Hail to the chin!"

    Another fantastic look at the world of the finest shemp in the business. Very funny. Excellent anecdotes. Loved it.

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    UncleSi 27/01/2018
    UncleSi 27/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "yarp"

    really good to hear a follow up to the bruce campbell story. i could listen all day!

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    marcus fry 17/01/2018
    marcus fry 17/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    Great to hear what the greatest b movie actor has been up to since his last book. You'll laugh you might cry, bit overall a great listen and superbly read, only gripe is that it just ends. Would have been cool to hear what Bruce has planned, but hey that's for another tale.

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  • Brian
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    "Soothing voice to calm the soul, while laughing."

    The book itself is comedy gold. You get caught up in Bruce’s world and feel personally connected. Now add his smooth, calm, voice, and your soul will feel refreshed like ointment on hemorrhoids. Quit screwing around and get this book either by audio or hardcover.

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  • Christastic4444
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    "love it!"

    Bruce Campbell is so great and hearing more of his career, with him reading it, is amazing. He's so underrated and should be appreciated.

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  • B Huck
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    13/02/18
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    "Hail to the Chin...Win for the Ears!"
    Where does Hail to the Chin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bruce is always one of the best authors to read their own book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hail to the Chin?

    His Burn Notice Years!


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

    Yes. Just as good!


    Any additional comments?

    After plowing through the goodness of his first book, "If Chins Could Kill," I was bummed it stopped before getting to his "Burn Notice" years. But despite that, it is one of the best audio books you will ever hear. Funny, informative and highly entertaining. Then my prayers were answered in his sequel book, "Hail to the Chin." Picks right up where his first book left off and takes you right up to him returning to Ash vs Evil Dead. Bruce is a master storyteller. If you are thinking of getting this book because you are a fan of his, think no longer. Just do it already and start listening.

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  • Amber Oosterwaal
    06/02/18
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    "Great: funny, and insightful"

    If you read his first Confession and liked it, you will like the second. With Mr. Campbell's telltale humor and thoughtful inclusion of details, this book tells more about recent professional accomplishments (and trials), as well as personal stories. He generously shares much of his life with his fans, and we are thankful. I even pulled a few insightful quotes about the arts from this volume. To hear it all read by the man himself is perfect. Really great!

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  • David S.
    05/02/18
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    "Great second book"

    If you liked the first one you will like this one 😁 Hail the chin!

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  • Glenn
    Las Vegas, United States
    01/02/18
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    "Entertaining Stories from Bruce Campbell"

    Imagine if you met Bruce Campbell in a bar, bought him a beer, and asked him questions like "Now that you are famous, what was it like meeting the guys you idolized when you grew up?", or "Tell me some behind the scenes stories from Burn Notice!"... that's pretty much what this book is like. The stories were entertaining and the narration was great. This is must-read for any fan of Bruce!

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  • Michael manning
    30/01/18
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    "another great read from Bruce Campbell"

    great book. very funny and intriguing. awesome that Bruce narrated the book. Would listen again

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  • Justin Shatava
    22/01/18
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    "can't wait for act 3"

    as always funny insightful and touching. long live evil dead and Chuck Finley. good times

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  • Squeakie
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    21/01/18
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    "Another great book by Bruce! "

    Awesome follow up book to his first. Great stories of one of the hardest working, self starters and his motley band of friends!

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  • Amazon Customer
    15/01/18
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    "Act 2. More Bruce, more honestly "

    Enjoy Bruce Campbell has an actor and the stories he shares. Love that he reads his own audiobook. Hail to the Chin definitely is an act 2 with more information on Campbell’s life up to Ash vs Evil Dead. My only criticism is that their was a lot of filler for the book focusing on his house and life in Oregon. Every time the story went to this I wanted to skip through to hear more of the behind the scenes in television and movies. Overall enjoyed the book and can’t wait for an act 3

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