Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life Audiobook, by Bill Engvall Play Audiobook Sample

Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life Audiobook

Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life Audiobook, by Bill Engvall Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Bill Engvall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427201171

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

41

Longest Chapter Length:

08:20 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:17 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

05:33 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

Bill Engvall has been making people laugh professionally for more than 20 years, and along with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Ron White, is a founding member of the superstar Blue Collar Comedy Tour. In this audiobook, Engvall explains what it means to be ‘just a guy' using all-new stories from his own life. Bill has always lived with his heart in the right place and his brain often missing in action—it's not his fault, he's just a guy. Fans will recognize the family-friendly humor that they know from his live act, his Blue Collar CDs and DVDs, and his solo Comedy Central specials. Just A Guy brings the final piece of the Blue Collar empire into audiobook form for the very first time and is sure to be a popular Father's Day gift for the millions of fans who've launched Bill Engvall and Blue Collar from a groundbreaking act into a multimedia cultural phenomenon.

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"I loved this book! I listened to the audio book which is narrated by Bill himself...which made it even more enjoyable for me. You can't listen to Bill for long without laughing about something. The stories from his childhood and how he met his wife were heartfelt and of course, filled with laughter. I was nearly in tears laughing so hard when he was telling about his fantasy baseball experience near the end of the book. I could have easily listened to more stories from Bill. If you are looking to learn a little more about Bill or just need a reason to smile, this is a great book choice!"

— Karla (5 out of 5 stars)

Just a Guy Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.64285714285714 out of 53.64285714285714 out of 53.64285714285714 out of 53.64285714285714 out of 53.64285714285714 out of 5 (3.64)
5 Stars: 5
4 Stars: 24
3 Stars: 7
2 Stars: 5
1 Stars: 1
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm trying to think of a comic that I like better than Bill Engvall and I can't think of one. He's funny without cussing or being dirty like so many others. I picked this book up at the dollar store and loved it. I read almost the entire book in one sitting. It made me laugh out loud many times and made me tear up a couple of times too. But what it did more than those two things was make me like Bill Engvall even more than I already did. He's a guy...a great, funny, family guy. I recommend this book to all of his fans. "

    — Dana, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bill Engvall is funny, however this book is only slightly funny, again another interesting look into one of my favourite comedians. "

    — Azariphale, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I listened to the audio book, read by Engvall himself. I think it makes a biography more interesting when read by the person himself, as it seems like they are just talking to you. This book tells how much Engvall is just a regular guy, who had a normal childhood. I wished it had discussed how he got involved with Jeff Foxworthy and the Blue Collar Comedy group. Otherwise, the book was entertaining, touching, and humorouse without being filled with jokes. "

    — Jennifer, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " We listened to this traveling to and from NC. Some funny stuff, but also some interesting insight into Bill's childhood and personal life. "

    — Lydia, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book for guys. I've learned a lot about my favorite commedian. He drank a lot as a college man; it's also ironically how his comedy got off the ground. "

    — Jeff, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Positive, upbeat, hilarious! Loved this story! "

    — Diana, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Made me laugh. Made even better when read by Bill. "

    — Susan, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I guess I was expecting more jokes in the biography of a comedian. But still more entertaining than most autobiographies. "

    — Shelleen, 12/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've always liked funny guys. This one was great! I laughed out loud - it was so funny! And other times very touching. "

    — Mary, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I think Bill is an amazing comic and the stories in his book were touching. I think I went into this book thinking it would be like his standup. It is more heart to heart than that. "

    — Jennifer, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very funny and sweet :) "

    — Susan, 10/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've always admired Bill as a comedian and after reading this book the admiration has grown. I am very interested in the events that steer people in a certain direction and shape their adult lives. "

    — Juli, 10/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Listened to this book on a looong family car trip. Thought we'd enjoy it since we enjoyed laughing at his Blue Collar comedy bits. We enjoyed getting to know his life story and the twists and turns we all face. "

    — Laurie, 9/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this book. I read it in Books-A-Million and kept laughing out loud.Loudly.Highly suggested to anyone who enjoys southern humor. "

    — Kaneesha, 9/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bill Engvall's life -- sometimes funny, sometimes serious -- well written and made me laugh right out loud. "

    — Kathleen, 8/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just plain fun. A fast, easy read that gives you a little background on a very normal life of a very famous person. "

    — Emily, 6/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " ok really i listened to it on CD from Cracker Barrel on the way to Illinois =) "

    — Lisa, 4/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very enjoyable book to read. Funny and heartfelt - seemingly a really nice guy. "

    — Chris, 2/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An interesting and hilarious autobiography from one of America's premier comedians. "

    — John, 10/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I was expecting an extension of his blue collar comedy. It's not. To be fair I only listened to 1 disc. The title says it all, just a guy. Not much substance. The most disappointing aspect was the narration. It is read by the author and it was painful. "

    — Debbie, 9/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fun and sometimes funny look at Bill Engvall's life as he learned to be a comedian. A quick, easy read to lighten up a day (or night in my case, read it in one sitting). "

    — Frank, 8/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A really fast read and what a joy! I just love Bill Engvall and his first ever book is wonderful! It is funny, warm and heartwarming and tells his story in true Bill Engvall fashion. He has the most endearing qualities and they really shine through in his book. I would recommend this book to anyone. "

    — Tracy, 7/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as funny as one would hope for/expect from Bill, but somewhat interesting nonetheless. "

    — Jason, 2/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Bill Engvall is by far my favorite of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour guys. His book is a lot like his comedy routines on HBO--funny, mostly clean and something you can picture in your head. It was kinda neat getting a look at his life and how it shaped him into who he is today. "

    — Allyson, 1/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I listened to Just a Guy while sitting in the airport, waiting and waiting. Pretty good humor. I think Engvall is smarter than he lets on. "

    — Cheryl, 1/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bill Engvall is literally just a guy. Someone I would expect to meet at the local diner. Love him! His memoir was very entertaining. "

    — Grace, 10/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very cool guy and a crazy story on how he made it big. Not to mention pretty damn funny. "

    — Navajojim, 8/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A fun and sometimes funny look at Bill Engvall's life as he learned to be a comedian. A quick, easy read to lighten up a day (or night in my case, read it in one sitting). "

    — Frank, 6/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just plain fun. A fast, easy read that gives you a little background on a very normal life of a very famous person. "

    — Emily, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun book to listen to in the car. "

    — Susie, 1/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Actually got the audio version of this book and it's read by Bill Engvall himself. LOVED IT!! When it was over, I wanted more! "

    — Lisa, 12/30/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very funny book, it had me laughing out loud. There were some parts that made me a little teary eyed, but overall just a good book. The chapters were pretty short, so if your in the mood for light reading this is the book to read. "

    — Denise, 2/3/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " ok really i listened to it on CD from Cracker Barrel on the way to Illinois =) "

    — Lisa, 7/28/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " We listened to this traveling to and from NC. Some funny stuff, but also some interesting insight into Bill's childhood and personal life. "

    — Lydia, 7/7/2009
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as funny as one would hope for/expect from Bill, but somewhat interesting nonetheless. "

    — Jason, 3/18/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very cool guy and a crazy story on how he made it big. Not to mention pretty damn funny. "

    — Navajojim, 3/15/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book for guys. I've learned a lot about my favorite commedian. He drank a lot as a college man; it's also ironically how his comedy got off the ground. "

    — Jeff, 1/18/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed hearing this book read by him. It sounded like an old friend telling you about his life. My only complaint is the abrupt ending. I would've liked to hear more about his life after he came into show biz. Hopefully that book will be coming later. "

    — Meredith, 1/3/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this book. I read it in Books-A-Million and kept laughing out loud.Loudly.Highly suggested to anyone who enjoys southern humor. "

    — Kaneesha, 12/28/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've always admired Bill as a comedian and after reading this book the admiration has grown. I am very interested in the events that steer people in a certain direction and shape their adult lives. "

    — Juli, 10/30/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bill Engvall is funny, however this book is only slightly funny, again another interesting look into one of my favourite comedians. "

    — Azariphale, 9/11/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very funny, howlingly funny, in spots, touching in others. Didn't know about his parents' problems, nor nearly losing his wife. If you like his comedy, you will enjoy his biography. "

    — Bob, 3/25/2008

About the Authors

Alan Eisenstock has written extensively for television shows, magazine articles, plays, and advertising copy. After a very successful career he recently began focusing exclusively on prose. His books include In Stitches, written with Dr. Anthony Youn, Cancer on $5 a Day with Robert Schimmel, The Kindergarten Wars, Ten on Sunday, and Sports Talk among many others.