Having played the pivotal role of Mr. Spock in the original series, in six motion pictures, and in a special two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as having directed two of the movies, Nimoy is well suited to tell the true story behind what was seen by the public. He provides an intelligent and insightful book about the creative process and the actor's craft - and gives his own unique insider's view of the creation of both the character, Mr. Spock, and the Star Trek phenomenon.
©1996 Leonard Nimoy; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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It's my favourite of all time.
Truthfully, most of the book is memorable. Obviously as a Star Trek fan, all the dealings and goings-on behind the production of the original series were particularly interesting.
I wouldn't say I have extreme reactions to books in the first place, no. But I have listened to this book literally tens of times. There's a lot more to Nimoy than Spock and Star Trek.
The focus of this book is Nimoy's experience developing and portraying his famous Spock character. He recites some childhood experiences, but doesn't go into so much detail that it might become dull and long-winded (George Takei, take heed). The focus is on Star Trek and his creative efforts in general. The writing is good, and Nimoy's performance is really enjoyable to me. I like his voice, and I like the way he sounds like he's telling stories and not just reading a script.
Was a fun listen, always comforting to hear Nimoys voice and his almost delusional rants with Spock.
focuses mainly on his Star Trek feelings and work and little of his general biography. Good for ST fans and Nimoy/Spock admirers.
I am Spock is a brilliant and engaging look at Leonard Nimoys film career. This book gives the reader a behind the scenes look into the original Star Trek series and how it developed. Written with humor and reflective musings, Nimoy delivers a great story of how he and the character he plays, Spock, became one. Read by the author himself, the intermittent dialogue sessions between Spock and Nimoy are hilarious and thought provoking. A must read for any serious Trekkie fan.
A great read(listen) and gave me a behind the scenes look into what the original Star Trek series was all about and what was happening during those early years from Leonard's perspective. My first audio book about Star Trek. Leonard Nimoy comes across as very sincere and has a great deal of respect and passion when to refering to everyone involved in the conception, development and making of the series and the Star Trek movies that followed. Heck, I haven't even finshed listening to it and I love it! Guess I am a Trekkie! Who would have thought.... :) 5 stars all around!
I enjoyed this audiobook - but not quite as much as I expected to. I appreciated some of the explanations surrounding the creation of the best episodes and movies based on the original Star Trek series, especially when Nimoy's involvement was particularly heart-felt. I was less enamored of the numerous times Nimoy defended his role (or lack thereof) in the difficulties that occurred on and off the set. (I suspect the other parties involved would have different perspectives on what happened...) And I would have liked more information about Nimoy himself - his life, his family, etc. (Though, in fairness, that may not have been the intent of this book.)
I enjoy Leonard Nimoy's voice and found his reading of the text to flow so smoothly as to feel as though he were sitting in a comfortable armchair explaining his take on the Star Trek phenomenon, and not reading a script at all. (There is one exception near the beginning, when several sentences are all but repeated for no apparent reason - perhaps an editing error?) All in all, I enjoyed this audiobook and would recommend it to others. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 as the book itself is not of the caliber that I would be likely to listen a second time.
I enjoyed this look into Leonard Nimoy's life and how Mr. Spock affected him--and still does.
I don't think that I can ever watch Star Trek episodes without hearing Nimoy's voice about what was actually happening at the time.
Most of the autobiographies written by actors are boring but this one wasn't. I truly enjoyed listening and recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Spock fans.
As a devoted Star Trek fan of the original series I found Leonard Nimoy's book wonderfully entertaining and full of insights into the man and the phenomenon.
Really the title says it all. First and for most Leonard Nimoy as a narrator is awesome at least narrating his own words, though his commencement speech was pretty awesome too. Now onto the book. I learned so much about the man, and about Star Trek that I never knew. The inter monolog between himself and Spock was perfect, and entertaining. The whole book was simply entreating there was not a single boring part of it. The only drawback (as I can't say anything negative) is I was there was an afterward that had been added for his thoughts on his and Spock's involvement in the recent movies. But mostly that is me just wanting to hear more.
This book is excellent for all Trekkies or people who just like Leonard Nimoy, but really I also think it would be good for anyone, as much of what he says has relevance beyond the movies and himself.
I am so glad I ordered and listened to this wonderful book. I am very pleased that it was narrated by Leonard Nimoy. I love the insite wonderfully worded way he presented the background to a most beloved series and character. Yes, I am an avid Trekkie/Trekker. I wholeheartedly agree with his critique of the the series and especially of the 6 movies. I own every one of all of the TV series iterations. I at one time owned all of the 6 follow up movies. However, I only have kept II/IV/ & VI as I did not enjoy the rest of them enough to ever watch them again. IV and VI are my favorites of those three. Nimoys analogy of the how/why/etc. of the other ones validate to me why I chose not to keep the others in my library.
I especially like the way he interjected conversations between Spock and himself. I am sure I will listen to this again from time to time. I was completely surprised that when I read the narration of the death scene of Spock, that I was in tears reliving the scene in my head. And then, I was smiling when listening to the scenario from VI about the innocent lady with Chekov in San Francisco. What a delightful bit of trivia that I will enjoy each time I watch it again and again.
My favorite part of the book is the dialogs between Spock and Leonard Nimoy.
Having the author reading the book reduces the chances for misinterpretation, and helps to feel the author's point of view. That is in addition to the gratification a Spock's fan is getting from hearing the familiar voice.
I wouldn't make a film of this book. I think the audio-book format is the best for this content. But maybe I am wrong.
I am glad I purchased this book. It gave me some insight to the other Nimoy's book (I am not Spock) as well as a lot of interesting information about Star Trek. And I really loved that it is read by the author.
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