All the Trek trivia.
Shatner's recollection of working on Star Trek V.
I like Shatner's voice, and in general I really like his narrations.
The Shat Is In The Details.
Shatner's narration of his autobiography "Up Till Now" is a lot more lively and interesting. I enjoy this audiobook a great deal for all the detailed Trek trivia, but Shatner's performance feels really rushed, like he just wants to get the thing on tape and go home.
I also wish they had "abridged" out the first hour which seems to focus on completely non-essential stuff, like a long boring narrative about Shatner driving across country to see his kids. I kept waiting for him to get to the, ya know, movie memories.
It's 20 minutes into the show now and they've talked about foul-smelling cigars, the Boston Marathon bombing, and how to spell "mall". I didn't buy a subscription to this "Mac podcast" for this.
This has been the worst Mac podcast I have listened to. The humour, such as it is, does not appeal to me at all, and there is way too much talk about personal lives in this podcast to be worth an hour and a half of my life each week. I don't care about your personal lives, I just want to hear what's going on with Apple, with Macs, and Mac software. That's it. You should take a page out of the Mac Power Users' book when it comes to how to put together an enjoyable Mac podcast.
It's my favourite of all time.
Truthfully, most of the book is memorable. Obviously as a Star Trek fan, all the dealings and goings-on behind the production of the original series were particularly interesting.
I wouldn't say I have extreme reactions to books in the first place, no. But I have listened to this book literally tens of times. There's a lot more to Nimoy than Spock and Star Trek.
The focus of this book is Nimoy's experience developing and portraying his famous Spock character. He recites some childhood experiences, but doesn't go into so much detail that it might become dull and long-winded (George Takei, take heed). The focus is on Star Trek and his creative efforts in general. The writing is good, and Nimoy's performance is really enjoyable to me. I like his voice, and I like the way he sounds like he's telling stories and not just reading a script.
Bill Shatner's enthusiastic narration.
There wasn't really a story here to begin with.
I can't think of one. This is an enjoyable and pretty humorous book, but not one that sticks with you with memorable moments.
Yes, pretty much.
I loved and adored "Up Till Now", and when I noticed that Shatner had yet another audiobook out, I was ecstatic. His performance here is as good as his narration of "Up Till Now", but regrettably there isn't much meat to the story - or lack thereof. The book consists of short chapters recounting "Shatner Rules", which are basically humorous tips by which to live your life and succeed in it. They are extremely tongue-in-cheek, though, so there is very little actual advice here, and the stories Shatner tells seem a bit Grade B, as if they were leftover material from "Up Till Now". He also chimes a bell to mark each rule which I found repetitive and annoying.
I can only really recommend this book to Shatner fans who liked "Up Till Now" and were left wanting more. If you just want to hear Shatner tell some amusing life stories and crack a few jokes, and aren't really concerned with being riveted and clamped to the edge of your seat, it's not an unworthy purchase. Either way, I'd start with "Up Till Now" first.
Shatner's performance is really remarkably enjoyable. Unlike many of his other narrations, this one holds my interest again and again with its liveliness alone.
Bill of course!
Yes, I have, and this one is the best of the lot, by far.
Laugh, a LOT.
I listened to the abridged version before buying this one. I bought this unabridged version because I was hoping there would be more of the same excellent material, and I was not disappointed. However, if you already have the abridged copy, you're not missing out on enough to warrant the cost of purchasing this unabridged version. I can't think of anything specific that was left out of the abridged edition. Really, this edition is primarily for those who can't get enough of Bill Shatner...like myself! :)
It is loaded with Trek trivia. Kreski really did a humongous amount of research for this book.
Well, Bill of course.
Yes, I have. This, like his narration of "Star Trek Movie Memories", feels rushed, as if he just wants to get through the reading. His "Up Till Now" was a much more enjoyable listen, and a lot more humorous a book to boot.
Drawling & Drowning in Detail.
It's a great source of details about the production of the Original Series, but you have to take it with a hefty grain of salt, because some of the stuff contradicts what Shatner has said or written before/after. For instance, he claims in this book that the controversial interracial kiss in the series never happened, while he's said many times before that it did. He also says that the actors frequently got together for barbecues and stuff off-camera, which is most certainly false. However, if you can look past the occasional fluff and misinformation, there is a great deal of interesting trivia here.
I liked the Star Trek trivia. Obviously there is much more to Mr. Takei's life than Star Trek, so there were a lot of other memories recounted here, but honestly it was the Star Trek stuff that I bought the book for.
The main character? It's an autobiography.
I know a lot of people like Mr. Takei's voice, but I personally find it kind of abrasive and monotone to listen to in the long run.
Pales in comparison to Walter Koenig's book; I think Koenig has more literary talent and ability to capture an audience.
Humour would have made the less interesting parts of his story much more palatable.
Unlike most biographies, it kept my attention throughout and never bored me.
No, I have not.
Laugh, yes, many times. Very humorous, and my kind of humour to boot.
An interest in Star Trek trivia isn't necessary in order to enjoy this autobiography, but it adds to the enjoyment.
I appreciate this audiobook and Mr. Koenig's performance so much that although I already had a bootleg copy of it from before I joined Audible, I bought it anyway because I wanted the author to get paid for what is really a remarkably interesting and amusing listen.
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