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
William Shatner is very funny in this audiobook that he reads - could anyone else even do it? Yes, there is a few minutes where he goes off on a rant of Esperanto but that's forgiveable because of the rest of the book. This is not a history of StarTrek. It's a look at how his personal life intersects his all-too-public life. Like the time when he was passing a kidney stone and for few minutes he was out in the hallway with his legs resting in the stirrups. A person walks by and says "Look, Captain Kirk is having a baby". You can probably imagine how Star Trek has come to dominate not his life but his public image. And that must very annoying. But Shatner discusses this and many other topics with an acerbic wit. This book is almost as funny as my favority Audible book: Bossypants by Tina Fey.
I really enjoyed the first half of the book. Shatner has a lot of personality and attitude and it was fun to hear his perspective on many of the different TV shows and movies he has been apart of. However, started to lose interest in the second half of the book. Too much Shatner on Shatner to sustain interest.
Not all of them. It's different.
Good job there
Uuuuuuummmm no, I don't think so
Not as great as I had hoped
Once again William Shatner delivers. William Shatner once again proves that he is not only aware of his persona but his persona is him. At once a collections of stories and opinion pieces show us a man who is rightfully referred to as an icon.
Self narration is a total plus.