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Shatner Rules Audiobook

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

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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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    VictoriaMoira 08-20-12
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    "Shatner always rules"
    Would you listen to Shatner Rules again? Why?

    Very entertaining and surprisingly touching as well. Have always enjoyed his performances, but now admire him as a man as well. Bravo, Bill


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    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 08-15-12
    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Shatner Rules Indeed"

    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.

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    Curtis 07-30-12
    Curtis 07-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Amusing for a long time, then gets old"

    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.

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    Jeff Spokane, WA, United States 06-23-12
    Jeff Spokane, WA, United States 06-23-12
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    "A little disappointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe some


    Would you recommend Shatner Rules to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not all of them. It's different.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Good job there


    Was Shatner Rules worth the listening time?

    Uuuuuuummmm no, I don't think so


    Any additional comments?

    Not as great as I had hoped

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    sam Anchorage, AK, United States 06-04-12
    sam Anchorage, AK, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2006

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    "All Hail the Shatner"

    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.

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    Buck Nokesville, VA, United States 05-07-12
    Buck Nokesville, VA, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Very entertaining"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shatner Rules to be better than the print version?

    Yes, nothing beats listening to Shatner Rules being narrated by Shatner. It wouldn't be the same if read by someone else.


    What about William Shatner’s performance did you like?

    He's Shatner! 'Nuff said.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Come live in Shatner's World!


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    Mark Carras Lacey, WA 11-23-11
    Mark Carras Lacey, WA 11-23-11 Member Since 2010

    My first book will be released sometime in 2015. I hope for late spring, but it might be late fall. It will be about dragons and civics.

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    "Shatner Rules Indeed"

    Many have wondered if this guy takes himself seriously. This audiobook proves it doesn't matter because either way it is funny as hell! If it was read by anyone else though it would have been worthless. So good thing they got Shat to read Shat. While listening I shat my pants many times.

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    Eric Woodard Alexandria, VA 11-22-11
    Eric Woodard Alexandria, VA 11-22-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "Took The Long Way Home To Listen Longer"

    Even better than his last book - best part is Shatner's narration. I devoured listening to this book - couldn't stop. Took the long way home just so I could listen longer. Amazing awesome book - Shatner is the man.

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    Arnold Atlanta, GA, United States 11-10-11
    Arnold Atlanta, GA, United States 11-10-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Liberated & Entertaining Character"

    This is as lucid and funny as I would like to be when I reach 80 years old. Shatner is a funny guy who appears to be enjoying life. I chuckled many times during the listen. I saw myself many times during the book. I like the sound effects like the bell when he introduces a new "rule". I hope Bill gets to live until 120. Like the Jews say he should live to "hudert tzvanzig yooren"

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    CodenGolf 10-30-11
    CodenGolf 10-30-11 Member Since 2012
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    "A Great Listen"

    This was really enjoyable. Laugh out loud funny and excellently narrated by Bill.

    It also had great life lessons - #1 always say yes to opportunities - you never know where they will lead.

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