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.
the way Shatner expressed his ideas is really original. as if he is just talking to me. very funny at times. there are some serious part but most is interesting.
him... lots of experiences in life.
yes. his autobiography - "Up Till Now". better if he was the one reading his own work. more intimate.
it made me smile at times. this is especially rare.
I like the way Shatner empathise on certain parts of the book. Unlike OTHER books that i have downloaded, he knows. I just wish some books that i get from audible.com have narrators that know WHEN AND WHEN NOT TO emphasise, give emotions and DO NOT SOUND MONOTONE....
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
There were times when I liked this book, and times when I didn’t. I’m not even sure if I want to recommend it or not. This book is only further evidence of Shatner’s view that the world revolves around him, and at times during the book his admission to this “fact” is very tongue-in-cheek hilarious. And while there was some laughter during the book, his so called “World of Shatner” becomes annoying at times; how does one person think so highly of himself?
This is a delightful reading of William Shatner's latest tongue-in-cheek collection of rules for living life as Mr. Shatner does. It is part autobiography, part stand-up comedy and an excellent listen, especially if you were unable to catch Shatner's World on Broadway on on tour. You may still have a chance, since he is currently touring additional cities and there is a DVD in the making.
If you have only heard The Transformed Man, yet you otherwise enjoy Mr. Shatner, you owe it to yourself to give this a listen. Afterwards, you may chose to give his other two albums a spin. Has Been is Shatner's song-stylings in their finest setting ever. Ben Folds and a cast of musical co-stars make this more than work listening too. It ranges from sardonic, touching, emotional, to down right funny. It is summed all up at the end with the song "Real" written for WS by Brad Paisley, and "sung" as a duet. The current Seeking Major Tom is a little bloated, but how can it miss with such gems as "Space Cowboy" (again with Paisley), "Rocket Man", and "She Blinded Me With Science". You might want to bone up on your Esperanto...
Yes it was entertaining but pretty silly. The busting he does to Takei was really funny. As long as you are listening for some humor and not a psychological insight on the author you should be fine.
Just to people who are fans of the Shatner. High brow people would not enjoy this very much.
I laughed out loud every chapter. This audiobook was entertaining, not just funny but hilarious, and full of practical advice. Thank you Bill!
shatners funny delivery and storytelling.
it was fun to experience what being shatner is like. it's fun and interesting.
shatner, of course!
i didn't know what to expect when i got this book, but i was completely floored. this book was laugh out loud funny, and often insightful.
This is good for some laughs and Shatner insight. Nice to get some of his biography. At 80 he has earned the right to be full of himself, and he is. Wish he read it a bit slower and less mumbly, but it was mostly understandable. There is a way too long section read in Spanglish. Can't even figure what that was all about or why he bothered.
Very entertaining and surprisingly touching as well. Have always enjoyed his performances, but now admire him as a man as well. Bravo, Bill