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Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large | [William Shatner, Chris Regan]

Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or, more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.
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Publisher's Summary

You love William Shatner.

You admire his many and varied talents.

You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks.

You want to learn his master negotiation techniques.

You wish you could hang out with him.

Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner.

And now… you can (almost).

This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played.

Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or, more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.

Because let’s face it... Shatner does rule, doesn’t he?

©2011 William Shatner (P)2011 Penguin

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    Mika Viiala 11-05-12
    Mika Viiala 11-05-12 Member Since 2014

    A creative writer & a lover of Macs, gadgets, and women.

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    "Feels like "Up Till Now" outtakes, but still good."
    What did you love best about Shatner Rules?

    Bill Shatner's enthusiastic narration.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There wasn't really a story here to begin with.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't think of one. This is an enjoyable and pretty humorous book, but not one that sticks with you with memorable moments.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, pretty much.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shane Noosa Heads, Australia 12-05-11
    Shane Noosa Heads, Australia 12-05-11
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    "Narrated as you would expect."
    Would you try another book from William Shatner and Chris Regan and/or William Shatner?

    Probably not.


    Would you ever listen to anything by William Shatner and Chris Regan again?

    Probably not.


    Have you listened to any of William Shatner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - good performance.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There are some classic one-liners but I must get a translation of the 10 minutes worth of rubbish in some random language. That joke could have ended 2 minutes in.


    Any additional comments?

    Passes the time, but doesn't amaze.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 05-29-15
    Amazon Customer USA 05-29-15

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    "A Delight!"

    Charming, funny, and chock-full of truly good advice for living and loving life! Bill is, an inspiration - forever young and forever filled with vigor and joy! The audio book is an utterly separate work of entertainment and you will want itt: highly recommended!

    My best,
    Robin

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Soph 05-08-15
    Soph 05-08-15

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    "Fun!"

    William Shatner gets better and better with age. He personifies 80 years young! Here's to as many decades as we can get, enjoying him as a performer, writer and person! And let's not forget--Dobie guy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andre 04-11-15
    Andre 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "William Shatner about William Shatner"
    What did you like best about Shatner Rules? What did you like least?

    Any self-respecting fan of Danny Crane will love the way William performs this book. I feel that the book is a bit lacking in substance and I might have found it difficult to read, although listening to the book being performed by the author is a treat.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Insights to his family and how he never took Star Trek seriously to start with I found interesting. I suppose the book didn't really grab me as much as I thought it would, I'm not disappointed I'm just not blown away.


    What about William Shatner’s performance did you like?

    It's all good, he's getting on now and for a man at his age (80) to be so clear in his communication and thought is really something. It's as it should be... even though his story in this book didn't really resonate with me I did want to hear it because of William Shatner's performance. Well done.


    What else would you have wanted to know about William Shatner and Chris Regan ’s life?

    Who the hell is Chris Regan?


    Any additional comments?

    Good listen, scratched an itch I had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Hammond 04-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A 12th power Shatner experience"

    Just great listening to Shatner talk about... Shatner! Trek, comedy roast, Hooker, family, and everything before after and in between.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Olympia, Wa 08-01-14
    Cindy Olympia, Wa 08-01-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining!"

    Shatner continues to entertain. He is a fireball at 80, with a great sense of humor. It is an enjoyable journey with Bill.

    Shatner rules!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle South Bend, IN, United States 07-05-14
    Michelle South Bend, IN, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprisingly fun and enjoyable!"
    What did you love best about Shatner Rules?

    I have followed Shatner's work since I became a Star Trek fan...but he's hasn't been my favorite. In recent years, however, he has become more and more entertaining and charming.

    This audiobook was a delight! Shatner tells a great, interesting and entertaining story with all his unique charm and style.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting story of his past to present adventures. It was fun to listen to and had recommended it to friends and family.


    What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Shatner's distinct voice, style and charisma


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CAROL Bedford, NH, United States 06-03-14
    CAROL Bedford, NH, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2011
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    "loved it!"
    Would you listen to Shatner Rules again? Why?

    Loved the book would read again to enjoy it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shatner Rules?

    The openning story about his Mom saying it was her birthday every time they ate out so she could get free cake.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gatetraveler CA 01-17-14
    gatetraveler CA 01-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Love me some Shatner!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Why not listen to the man himself explain how the world works in his mind? I simply love to listen to his thoughts. He makes me laugh with his train of thoughts. If you need to have a
    to hear a second opinion to things, listen to Shatnerverse! You will end up liking your world better...LOL


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that Shatner himself is narrating his own book. I like his voice!


    What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    When we read books, we tend to insert tones and feeling to it. However, When the original writer reads it to you, you will "hear" what he really meant because it is "his tones and feeling" in the story. So listening to Shatner reading his own story helped me to understand what he really meant to say.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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