Very entertaining throughout. Some of the political stuff at the end got a little dry but my main critique is how little behind the scenes info there was about the movies he's been in. Most of the time he just mentions the movie and plot and moves on. However, the early life experiences and his rise in the body building world are what really make this audiobook shine.
I bought this primarily to hear Arnold narrate his story. But he only does the first and last chapters. I felt kind of gypped, and ended up not wanting to listen at all.
As far as the actual writing goes, in the small sections that I listened to, he comes across as shallow and pompous for the most part. Wish he wasn't listed as a narrator at all, I would've avoided a bad purchase.
I got this audiobook during one of Audible's sales because I have always been a fan of Arnold's movies. I wasn't sure how I'd like the chapters about body-building or politics because neither of those things interest me. I was pleasantly surprised. Even the chapters about these things contain fun and interesting anecdotes about what was going on in his life and in his mind at the time. His perspective and experiences are what make the book interesting no matter what part of his life he is talking about. My only disappointment is how few chapters Arnold actually reads. Although it may be difficult to understand him on occasion, his enthusiasm makes it worth it. You can hear how excited he gets when he talks about the things he's passionate about. I'd love to hear him read the chapters that mark major milestones in his life (like recalling his wedding day or the birth of his child). Still, Lang did an excellent job narrating and kept me interested through all 23 hours. I would recommend this book to any fans of Arnold--it really transformed my perspective on him.
Bought this on a whim and its a true departure from my usual genre. So glad I bought it. I couldn't put it down. Inspiring, thought provoking, insightful.
I thought and thought before buying this audiobook but it was one the best I have in my now extensive library. I truly recommend it.
I thought that this book may be about his acting career more than anything else but I really enjoyed his childhood and the Army. He did a great job with the book and and it is a definate MUST LISTEN!!!