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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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    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Leslie Albion, MI, United States 10-01-12
    Leslie Albion, MI, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I cant recommed this book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The narrator mumble so bad that that i missed half of the story ,


    If you’ve listened to books by William Shatner and David Fisher before, how does this one compare?

    I have over 300 books and have many of shatner work this is not his best by far


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

    William does well in other books and this is his life store but SPEAK UP


    Could you see Up Till Now being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I dont think it would make it as a move


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    Stephen Horlick 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible narration"
    Would you try another book from William Shatner and David Fisher and/or William Shatner?

    Shatner is a talented actor and i have enjoyed him for years but his narration of his own story leaves much to be desired. I seriously doubt that he has improved in subsequent roles.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Up Till Now?

    His performance was so bad that i did'nt get far.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Shatner's voice volume and tone drops from normal to nearly a whisper in nearly every sentence.


    Do you think Up Till Now needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would'nt risk it


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Jericho, VT, United States 08-23-16
    Ruth Jericho, VT, United States 08-23-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Don't Whisper and Mumble"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes and no...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    William Shatner of course...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I found it very frustrating to have him go from talking at a good level to a whisper which is hard to hear as he tends to go faster and more jumbled... It almost made me want to stop listening but the story was to good so I continued not knowing what I was missing...


    Do you think Up Till Now needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes... as long as he doesn't whisper, going faster and become more jumbled...


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story it self...

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    Robert Scorpio Crestline CA 08-18-16
    Robert Scorpio Crestline CA 08-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Shatner has lived an extrodinary life !!!"

    Shatner's voice brings you in...fun stuff...I hope to hear more of his stuff... fun fun

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    joey 07-14-16
    joey 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    Great book, brilliant stories and kept me hooked from start to finish. Very interesting life Bill has lived and have much more respect for the man and his talents.

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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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