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Total Recall Audiobook

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.
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Publisher's Summary

One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall is the candid story by one of the world's most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.

Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, Arnold Schwarzenegger moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21. Within 10 years, he was a millionaire businessman. After 20 years, he was the world's biggest movie star. In 2003, he was elected governor of California and became a household name around the world.

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

©2012 Fitness Publications, Inc (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Dustin 01-30-15
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    "Amazing. I wish I got the extended version!"
    Where does Total Recall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Being the first of it's kind that I've listened to, I'm very pleased with the quality and layout of this product.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it doesn't end, and when it does, you're stuck wondering "where's the rest of it, that can't be all that happened!"


    Any additional comments?

    I was never a huge Arnold fan until I listened to this. Now I find myself needing to do more research into his life. I have to listen again for items I missed the first time, and go over all the lessons he insist you learn from this book. The last chapter really brings it home, the first chapter really lets you know why he is the way he is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Devin Moretz 11-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would most definitely recommend this book. I grew up watching Arnold movies and always found his story interesting. My expectations of this book was that it would be something to fill the time, but I didnt expect it to be so captivating.


    What about Stephen Lang and Arnold Schwarzenegger ’s performance did you like?

    Stephen Lang has an excellent narrative voice for this book, although I more thoroughly enjoyed Arnold's voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I definitely found myself making time to enjoy it. Great book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deep Reader 04-08-13
    Deep Reader 04-08-13

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Insightful"

    I will admit it: I came into this book because I wanted to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger narrate an audiobook. And while it was funny at first, I was soon hooked to the story of his rise to power. Stephen Lang, the primary narrator, covers most of the audiobook except the first and last couple of chapters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Spicketts 01-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazingly interesting life!"

    Still my all time favorite movie action hero. I wish Arnold would have narrated more of the book.

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    Vikram Koppikar 12-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Life lessons from Arnold!"

    So much better than I expected it to be! The last chapters themselves are worth price of this book!!!!

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    joe 07-11-15
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    "my blueprint"

    arnold should have narrated it all. best book ever this is my blueprint like arnold

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    tren 04-24-15
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    "The One and only Arnold Schwarzenegger"

    Loved it epic pass. really neat that the stories we got to hear about all these years were true. Love that you can hear the vibe of the stories and the truth they carried then till now. Unique new stories were told and will have a great deal of impact on my life!

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    Sandy Cerami 04-08-15
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    "Love the guy & his confident, self-aware nature!"

    Definitely worth listening to...great life lessons from his personal successes and failures. Very human story and perspective...

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    jeanette 03-19-15
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    "arnold ... an inspiration"

    ive been an Aronold fan since my child hood .the book brought to light arnolds past and his rise to fame. i personally loved everysecond of this book . the stroy for me was enlightening . i look at arnold as someone to look up to and use his beliefs alot in my own life . dont judge this book before u listen to it and hear his own words thenjudge him. my only gripe was that the book was mainly read by someone else so some of the emotion was gone but yet i refused to let the readers voice bother me as i wanted to hear one of my idols story of his life. thank you Arnold for opening up to us your fans and sharing ur joys and sorrows with us !

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    Brian 03-02-15
    Brian 03-02-15
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    "This is the book that I'll pass on to my kids"

    Arnold is my bodybuilding inspiration an all time winner and a true inspiration his unbelievable story is precisely that he was the greatest he wasn't perfect nobody is but he's got the character to face it


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  • Colin
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    "He's Back..."

    Admit it, when this title first appeared in the ‘What’s New’ section of Audible, you probably smiled or even gave a light ‘Tut Tut’ and, thinking it to be just another celebrity vanity project, moved quickly on to more ‘serious’ books. But I’d like to suggest that you reconsider, as this book is full of surprises, and is an entertaining and very engaging read. It would be unfair to allow Arnold’s larger-than-life persona to put you off.

    To start with the book is very well written, and engages the reader from the outset with tales of how Arnold grew up in post-war Austria. He eloquently describes how the men of his village never really came to terms with losing the war, and seemed unable to comprehend the austerity and hardships of their country, especially after all the promises that had been made of a new and rich empire that would rule the world.

    Arnold’s stint of National Service, where he enrolled as a Tank Driver (“I like big machines”) is very funny as he was, by his own admittance, the worst tank driver they’d ever had. The high command were so relieved when he asked to be discharged early so he could pursue a job offer in Berlin that they signed his release papers there and then.

    And within no time Arnold finds himself in California, where he took a variety of odd jobs to make a little cash while he worked tirelessly on his physique, one eye always on the Mr Universe title.

    Anyone who knows anything about Arnold will know that whilst his persona is totally larger than life, he is not a stupid man, and those who underestimated him did so to their cost. He has always been driven to achieve his goals, and once reached he merely resets his sights somewhere else and moves onward and upward. Body-Building, Property, Films, Politics, he’s been there, done that and got a wardrobe full of T-Shirts.

    Park your prejudices and give this title a try, it’s a very surprising read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Suhair
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    12/26/12
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    "Wonderful Book!"

    i must admit i wasnt a fan of arnold before but i am totally blown away by his character and the hardship he went through to get where he is. just proves that you cant judge a person untill you know his life. i am now a believer and a fan.

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    "If only Arnold had read it all"

    Really interesting story, honest and open. Just wish Arnold had read all of it rather than just the opening and closing chapters.

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  • Gary
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    "inspiring story"

    very inspiring story of a man who came from nothing but thought it would have contained more interesting and funny anecdotes of the people he met along the way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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