Love him or Hate him, this collection of thoughts and short-stories are both funny and interesting.
-->Hitchhiking in the 1940's as a teenager, you can't make this stuff up.
-->Overly exuberant fans, outrageous fun
& Other thoughts, philosophies, and superstitions.
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.
The lack of adequate editing was very apparent. I actually fast forwarded to skip some parts because it droned on long after the point was made.
Yes....if it was better edited.
Shatner wasn't a bad narrator. In fact, he was quite good in narrating some parts of his book... However, he lost my appreciation of this audiobook because it needed to have content that was more tightly written. Since he was the writer, he should have requested and followed the advice of an experienced editor to shorten or remove some of the content.
There were some parts that were funny or otherwise interesting and enjoyable,
Overall, on balance, the overly long segments substantially reduced my enjoyment of this audiobook so much that I never finished it.