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Up Till Now Audiobook

Up Till Now: The Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of William Shatner’s half-century career and private life. The audio will take listeners from the streets of Montreal to regional theater, where Shatner was once called upon to replace Christopher Plummer as Henry V— in a role he had never rehearsed, with actors he had never met. It will describe his early TV work and movies, among them Roger Corman’s The Intruder, a movie about racism filmed in the south in 1961; Kingdom of the Spiders, in which he costarred with 30,000 tarantulas; and Incubus, the only film ever made in the language of Esperanto. It will include his private life, including the complete story of the drowning death of his third wife. It will include stories from three other series: T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911—which saved more than 240 lives—and Boston Legal, as well as his work on Third Rock from the Sun, for which he won his first Emmy for playing "the Big Giant Head".

And, of course, it will include the story of Star Trek: how it came about and how it affected him—and fans—concluding with the story of a taxi driver who told Shatner he'd been a prisoner in Vietnam and that pretending they were the Star Trek crew kept him and his fellow inmates sane. And yes, it will include his singing and commercials and quiz-show hosting and award-show hosting and the greatest practical joke ever played, Invasion, Iowa, not to mention the story about Shatner being invited into a cage with Koko the Gorilla—who wanted to take him back to her bedcage.

After almost 60 years, William Shatner has become one of our most beloved entertainers. And as evidenced by Comedy Central’s roast, The Shat Hits the Fan, Shatner gets the joke. For the first time, William Shatner shares with listeners the remarkable, full story of his life.

©2008 William Shatner and David Fisher (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    wendy whittemore 05-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "oh I loved this book!"

    I LOVED his reading.like he was telling just me a story. I wanna hear more.

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    Liza 04-28-16
    Liza 04-28-16
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    "Volume was annoying!"

    I loved the stories and the book. But, trying to listen to Bill read this was painful! One minute it was to loud, the next you couldn't hear anything! I know that's the way he speaks but it's terrible for an audio book!

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    Amazon Customer 04-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Shatner is great and so humble! Lol."

    I am glad that Shatner told the story himself, if you are a fan you will enjoy it!

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    Bryan Hunt 03-07-16
    Bryan Hunt 03-07-16
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    "hard to hear"

    interesting material. hard to hear when he gets dramatic and whispers for effect. overall pretty good

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    Billy 02-29-16
    Billy 02-29-16 Member Since 2010
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    "An amazing tale!"

    Absolutely loved it. Shatner really is much more than just James Tiberius Kirk... oh but the experience of Kirk sure made this worth reading.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-16
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    "He is one of a kind :)"

    Very entertaining to read and listen to. At moments also very sad, just because life is not always fair nor easy. Over all a look behind the curtain absolutely worth taking.

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    sam alagna 09-18-15
    sam alagna 09-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "very good"

    at times mr. Shatner spoke too softly, it was hard to listen to however he was very interesting.

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    Libby 09-17-15
    Libby 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable"

    Not a book that will test your brain but good humor. William talks about his life, I would like to hear more about Boston Legal and less about Star Wars

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    greyfoot 08-04-15
    greyfoot 08-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Read This One, Don't Listen To It"
    Would you try another book from William Shatner and David Fisher and/or William Shatner?

    Only to read it, not listen to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shatner, because it's his memoir.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Shatner?

    Almost anyone. Shatner's life is very interesting, and Fisher and Shatner write the recounting very well. But Shatner's manner of talking made this audiobook incredibly frustrating--I couldn't hear him half the time! And that's because, in addition to talking too fast, he'd end sentences almost below his breath, forcing me to jack up the volume.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful, fascinating story, but Shatner made it very difficult to follow with his voice. He should refrain from doing any more audiobooks.

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    Amazon Customer 06-04-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Great fun with a good stray teller"

    If only I knew how much of an entertainer William Shatner is , I would have enjoyed his work much sooner. He cares that you are invited into his life and that you are an audience of one.

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