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.
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.
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.
A creative writer & a lover of Macs, gadgets, and women.
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 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.
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
I guess that "I Am Spock" is mainly a vehicle for Leonard Nimoy to redeem himself in the eyes of his fans, for his "I Am Not Spock" book, written years earlier. He seeks to prove that he values his long-time role as "Spock" and appreciates the opportunities that he's had.
So about half of an already short book is about that, and he has all these, kind of creepy, conversations between Leonard Nimoy And Spock. I could definitely do without those. But along the way, he does talk at length about his experiences in Star Trek, starting with the tv show, and then on through all the Star Trek movies of the original cast. There is some great stuff in there, but I think at the same time, it does make him look like a bit of a jerk, because he keeps getting in "misunderstandings" with seemingly everybody. Oh well. But any sort of Star Trek fan will want to check the book out to glean all the great Star Trek stuff, even if they have to wade through all the other fluff in this book.
Shatner's books are better, but it's great to get Nimoy's point of view on things as well.
I grew up watching Star Trek and I never knew the backstory behind Spock or any other character. All I knew was that Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner hated each other or that is what people said. The truth is that neither hated each other. If you read this book you’ll see this and if you read what people who worked on Star Trek said. They say that what is here is as close to the truth as we can get.
If you want to know how Spock came to be and how he led to Data later you need to read this book. The biggest thing I got from this book was what I’ve read in many books: decided what you want! Once you know what you want you need to keep working on it even when you think it’s complete. For me this book tells me that synchronicity is greatest force in your life if you're open to it. By following synchronicity will keep you open to many idea’s and will help lead you forward.
I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Maharishi University of Management, am author of THE RELUCTANT VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, and am an avid reader/listener.
I enjoyed hearing Leonard Nimoy discuss his relationship with Spock, and how Spock has affected and changed him. This book did what I would ask of an autobiography of Leonard Nimoy, it gave me insights into both Nimoy and Spock, and it added depth to both.
I read his before book "I am Not Spock". Unlike most, I understood that it was a book to show the difference from the actor and the character, and it was a great book. I purchased this book to listen to on my drive into and back from work...and I could not have had a better experience. To listen to Mr. Nimoy speak in his own words about his experiences, made it all too real, and gave me great respect for him. I highly rcommend this book to anyone.
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.
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