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Bill Shatner's enthusiastic narration.
There wasn't really a story here to begin with.
I can't think of one. This is an enjoyable and pretty humorous book, but not one that sticks with you with memorable moments.
Yes, pretty much.
I loved and adored "Up Till Now", and when I noticed that Shatner had yet another audiobook out, I was ecstatic. His performance here is as good as his narration of "Up Till Now", but regrettably there isn't much meat to the story - or lack thereof. The book consists of short chapters recounting "Shatner Rules", which are basically humorous tips by which to live your life and succeed in it. They are extremely tongue-in-cheek, though, so there is very little actual advice here, and the stories Shatner tells seem a bit Grade B, as if they were leftover material from "Up Till Now". He also chimes a bell to mark each rule which I found repetitive and annoying.
I can only really recommend this book to Shatner fans who liked "Up Till Now" and were left wanting more. If you just want to hear Shatner tell some amusing life stories and crack a few jokes, and aren't really concerned with being riveted and clamped to the edge of your seat, it's not an unworthy purchase. Either way, I'd start with "Up Till Now" first.
Yes - good performance.
There are some classic one-liners but I must get a translation of the 10 minutes worth of rubbish in some random language. That joke could have ended 2 minutes in.
Passes the time, but doesn't amaze.
No doubt about it. This audio book is all the better due to Shatner actually telling the stories of his life himself.
I liked the reflections of his time on Star Trek. He was surprised to find out decades after making the episodes of Star Trek that most of the actors on the set had real problems with him. Seems he was the last to know about it!
Very engaging and entertaining. He goes from whispering to shouting to ringing a desk bell to convey his "rules".
It's one of those books that passes time so easily that your half way through it before you kmow it.
Shatner has had such incredible longevity in the entertainment business (six or seven decades?) that its almost unbelievable...and he's still at it! This audiobook is another example of the Shat-Mans unending ability to engage and entertain the masses to the benefit of us all.
Tops! He's absolutely delightful, with an undercurrent throughout of compassion for humanity and a keen and understanding eye for quirky behavior.
It's a pretty unique auto-biography.
He's . . . always . . . able . . . to . . . keep . . . you . . . eager . . . for the . . . next . . . word.
There were some laugh out loud moments. And some parts really make you think about how people are, and how we treat each other.
It was insightful and hilarious!! I hadn't realized that Shatner was a comedian and a damned good one at that! Bill explains his life with his great rules to live by without being pedantic. (There IS a difference between Shatner and Bill which is explained.) The book was informative, philosophical and Funny. I can't remember laughing so much while reading a book. Don't read this if you are expecting Captain Kirk to be present. He isn't but Shatner, Bill and the Negotiator Are!
Yes, I would listen to it again. I enjoy Shatners humor and story telling.
This wasn't the best of his books, but it was enjoyable. The format about his "Rules" wasn't that effective, but a cute try.
As self effacing a William Shatner's humor and storytelling is, i was glad to hear the personal conflicts handled delicately.
If you enjoyed Boston Legal you should listen to Shatner narrate his own books. He's a treat.
As a Stark Trek fan, and having only read about his voice style, I wanted to personally listen to his voice in an audiobook. The content wasn't all that interesting, except for some short stories, but Shatner's reading of the book was the main drawcard for me.
Some parts sounded repetitive and similar to others.
I love movies and I am trying to translate that into reading. Humor, action, adventure....With an infant constantly attatched to me, audio books are my saving grace!
This book was wonderfully shatneriffic. You get all the ego all the humor all the tidbits of cool info. I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a comedy or likes Bill (everyone then!).
Yes because it is narrated by him therefore the true Shatner atmosphere is created.
errr, William Shatner
All very funny
He never fails to be entertaining
Worth a listen. Shatner is an entertaining, witty and clever fellow who has achieved a lot in his long life. Some of his 'behind the scenes' stories are interesting to fans of his work and his optimism and character shines through the book well. To write and then perform a work like this after turning 80 is a remarkable feat in itself and he deserves your credit based on that alone.
Having said that though, don't expect this book to change your life. It'll put a smile on your dial and maybe put an extra spring in your step a few times but this is geared towards entertainment, not therapy. Overall I have no regrets about buying it.