• by William Shatner
  • Narrated by William Shatner
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller
Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.
Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional audiobook, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life.
As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt audiobook written and read by one legendary actor in celebration of another.


What the Critics Say

"Shatner narrates his story with touching reverence for a dear friend...Shatner's authentic performance moves the story along with humor and sincerity, making the anecdotes all the more interesting and touching." (AudioFile Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

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Shatner brings to life an amazing tale about a talented, hardworking man!

For those wanting to understand more about the dynamic relationship Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner developed over their life, this book provides that and so much more. Shatner gives readers a rich tale of two friends and of how their lives were made better for having been put together. Mr. Shatner has a wonderful sense of story that makes listening and reading this book effortless and quite enjoyable. It is wonderful to hear this story told by the man who lived the story. As a fan of Star Trek, a reader can relive their childhood of what the characters of Kirk and Spock meant to them while understanding what those characters meant to the actors who portrayed them. If you are not a fan of the show, you can understand how those characters developed into icons and have a better appreciation for the skill needed to make the characters come alive.

I recommend this book to anyone wanting to better understand the man who made Spock and how much he influenced the lives around him.

Well done, Mr. Shatner!
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- Jeremy Stone


Great book to check out about Leonard Nimoy. Noticed cuts in audio recording. But I figured it was just moments when Shatner was getting chocked up talking about his late friend/brother since few noticeable changes in tone, Shatner's voice crackled or went a bit high pitched from when you need to pause talking when giving a eulogy. So it kind of added to the story. Great behind the scenes into their friendship and sibling style rivalry throughout the years. Well worth the purchase especially since it's the author reading it (well co-author)
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- Sid Scotchman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio