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
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!
The narrator mumble so bad that that i missed half of the story ,
I have over 300 books and have many of shatner work this is not his best by far
William does well in other books and this is his life store but SPEAK UP
I dont think it would make it as a move
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.
His performance was so bad that i did'nt get far.
Shatner's voice volume and tone drops from normal to nearly a whisper in nearly every sentence.
I would'nt risk it
Yes and no...
William Shatner of course...
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...
Yes... as long as he doesn't whisper, going faster and become more jumbled...
I really enjoyed the story it self...
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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