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Very good. He doesn't devote the book to Star Trek, which is something I was worried about. He gives each of his characters a good, in-depth, look in. He has some amazing behind-the-scenes stories with hilarious outcomes. He illuminates some of the more hyped up events of his life. The death of his wife, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed this. He delivered it the only way you would have expected him to. Very well written, brilliantly narrated. Definitely a must buy for anyone who ever saw him in anything. Well done, Shatman!
A superb listen; the narration is simply fantastic, one of the best narrated autobiographies I have listened to. This is William Shatner narrating not James T Kirk or Denny Crane. This is not just a book for Star Trek fans; you get a real sense of a jobbing actor who loves to act (he rarely turns work down), loves to earn money and loves life.
I would happily have listened to far more than the 6 hours it lasted and for sheer enjoyment I would urge you to buy this.
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I confess that I do not normally read showbiz autobiographies, never mind buy them, but I have recently become a fan of 'Boston Legal', in which William Shatner has a leading role, and having read Paul's favourable review above, I thought I would give this book a whirl.
Well I was not disappointed - quite the opposite. It was laugh-out-loud funny at times, interesting, serious and quite sad in parts. To me, william Shatner has a warm sense of humour, doesn't take himself too seriously, is quite able to send himself up, and he doesn't claim to be perfect or right on every occasion - indeed, he comes across as a very likeable individual who has led an interesting and varied life. And his narration is quite superb: it makes the book for me.
One other point to note: this is an abridged version. Now I am not normally a fan of abridged versions, but in this case I think it works well. Indeed, I think my interest might have been tested if the book had been much longer. The abridged length is just right.
Overall, warmly recommended - this book is a lot of fun.
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