Excellent biography. Felt honest and provided insight into a persona that I had mainly formed an impression on from Arnie movies.
Arnie narrates the first and last chapter in first person so it's a little weird when Stephen Lang takes over, but you soon get used to him speaking in first person without the Austrian accent!
The title "My Unbelievably True Life Story" needs to accent the 'unbelievably" part more - his story, success and adventures were an amazing listen. Yes we knew the end result of his recent marital issues, but little did i know about his path and efforts to success. I have told so many people about this book as i progressed and encouraged many to listen as well. His centrist political views are, in my opinion, a majority of the nation and he would be successful again in politics if he tried. Grew to respect the Governator more.
this is certainly one of my favorite audiobooks.
Steve Jobs biography, both great achievers and fascinating people with an uncommon vision
it is a long book, so I wouldn't even try, which is what I like so it can be listened to while doing cardio or some other task and can last with its enjoyment
it's rare to find a book that inspires and entertains in a positive light. He is very honest in his faults, but remains a great man Whose passion in life and especially politics was fascinating to listen to.
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
I liked hearing Arnold's story and his take on life. Especially that he could make a lot of mistakes along the way and still be a huge success. The only weak part is that the story can drag at points and the narratation as weak at times. I definitely prefer the parts Arnold reads himself.
Just learning more about someone who I admire and what makees him tick.
I am not a huge fan of biographies as a whole, but I would consider it.
Maybe a mini-series, but I don't think the demand would be there. WHo should be the star? Seriously... Three guessess ha-ha.
This was an interesting listen if you can get past the slow points and wooden narrarator.
This autobiography offers no more or no less than what you would expect. The book provides a complete and satisfying account of his rise to fame and accomplishments. You can really get a sense of his mindset. He describes his poor rural life in Austria, coming to America, his body building days, Conan the Barbarian, Hollywood success, life in the Kennedy family, and finally his governorship. All the while he puts a strong emphasis on the virtues of hard work and salesmanship. Near the end he admits to cheating on his wife with the nanny, and says there was no excuse for it. He doesn't mention any other kinds of infidelity. He claims also that he is not trying to be a role model when he rides his bicycle in Santa Monica without a helmet. But at the same time he frames this book as a rich source self-improvement nuggets such as "do more reps", "don't be lazy", "your brain is like a muscle, exercise it" etc.
The first and last chapters are narrated by the author. The narrator of the other chapters however is not Schwarzeneggerish in any way and refuses to use any accents at any time even though he almost slips a couple times when delivering some classic Schwarzenegger one liners.
What an amazing life story! I like that Arnold reads a short part in the beginning and again at the end. There is a lot to be learned from his experiences. I have a whole new respect for him now.
As a child of the 80's I grew up watching Schwarzenegger movies and loved them.
Schwarzenegger is an inspirational figure who's single mindedness and drive are the tools that got him to the top. I think we can all learn a thing or two from his relentless pursuit of his goals. However just like the rest of us Schwarzenegger has his floors too and he does touch on those in this book. Arnold simply runs over anybody that gets in the way of him reaching his goals and that's not always a good thing. Learning about Arnold's life and the way in which he sees the world was very entertaining and insightful for me. For anybody that is interested in Schwarzenegger this book is golden.
A very comprehensive telling of Arnold Schwarzenegger's life. I can't wait to see what he adds later in life. It sounds like he's not done with Government and has a good mind for business.
I would recommend this book, but only to the right friend. Arnold does not shy away from language or personal subjects, so I'd be careful before I recommended this book.
This is the first book I've listened to by Arnold.
This is the first book I've listened to by Stephen or Arnold.
Yes, Total Recall could be a movie. I'd cast Arnold Schwarzenegger for the leading role.
A strong, inspirational recap of the life of Arnold. I'd start to look up to Arnold so much, only to be disappointed by how he chooses to live his life. It's a good reminder to never meet your heros.