One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall is the candid story of 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.
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this is certainly one of my favorite audiobooks.
Steve Jobs biography, both great achievers and fascinating people with an uncommon vision
it is a long book, so I wouldn't even try, which is what I like so it can be listened to while doing cardio or some other task and can last with its enjoyment
it's rare to find a book that inspires and entertains in a positive light. He is very honest in his faults, but remains a great man Whose passion in life and especially politics was fascinating to listen to.
Great story, well written, but it loses a lot since Arnold reads only a small piece of it by himself. Really disappointing. With another person's voice, it felt strange - not really false, but not as true as when Arnold reads his chapter.
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
I liked hearing Arnold's story and his take on life. Especially that he could make a lot of mistakes along the way and still be a huge success. The only weak part is that the story can drag at points and the narratation as weak at times. I definitely prefer the parts Arnold reads himself.
Just learning more about someone who I admire and what makees him tick.
I am not a huge fan of biographies as a whole, but I would consider it.
Maybe a mini-series, but I don't think the demand would be there. WHo should be the star? Seriously... Three guessess ha-ha.
This was an interesting listen if you can get past the slow points and wooden narrarator.
What an incredible story! I had always known that Arnold must have been really tenacious to become a champion but he movie career and then governorship shows just how amazing he is. This was very entertaining. I'll admit that I spent several hours at the gym listening to this book. Absolutely loved it.
This book is much longer than I had anticipated. What a GREAT look into the way that he thinks and works. While what we see our his successes and maybe some of his failures, this guy is a complete behind the scenes view of what made all of those things possible.
Great story, worth the money. And very enjoyable. Just love it. The reader is impressionable, the story line is condense, and the fact that this is a real life story is truly unbelievable.
Arnold's story is truly remarkable and filled with thorough descriptions helpful to anyone. Through goals and grit, humor and perseverance, and achievement after achievement, one can't be unimpressed by the amazing life that Governor Schwarzenegger has led.
Written very conversationally, like Trump's Tye Art of the Deal, Arnold describes his intentions, motivations, forks in the road, and professional endeavors with great clarity and heart, while incorporating interesting behind the scenes facets from the Kennedy family, celebrity life, bodybuilding and life in government.
Very highly recommended for anyone striving for anything or any fan of Arnold.
Yes, the story was believable through the eyes of the reader.
Imigration is great with the right attitude and drive. One must not be the victim to succeed
One read thru is probably sufficient, comparing to previous Arnie bios, this one is most up to date, but it only tells the story Arnold wants you to hear, he was always a master of shaping public opinion, and he likes to be in complete control of the message. You will not find any juicy details here that were not previously uncovered elsewhere.
Great to see Arnold chipping in and retelling his story in his own unmistakable voice. Really enjoyed first and last chapter, and Arnold's Lessons Learned.
I liked the chapter where he is talking about his relationship with his kids and their strict upbringing. Shows a warmer, kinder side of Arnold, and his genuine care for his children's future grounding to reality. Rarely does this happen in families of world renown celebrities
"Entertaining and inspirational"
Only chapter 1 and the final chapter are read by Arnold. Otherwise a hugely entertaining, inspirational and interesting book.
"What a life!"
great read/listen. highly recommend it. You think only of his size and the terminator when you hear the name. this book will open your eyes.
This book was enthralling, it gave me a real insight into the man the legend
Like most, I bought this book to learn more behind the greatest ever action hero. I was shocked Hearing about some of his other achievements in life and how he achieved them by having a clear vision and setting tangible goals. This book has not only inspired me to get down the gym more but also to try to better myself at every occasion, to make goals and keep pushing until I achieve them.
Recommend to anyone
"Great book what a joy"
Loved the flow of the book and was a joy to read. Gave a great inside look at his life and story and would be something that I would recommend to anyone
"What a story"
A great look in to a great life.... Arnold is a real like hero as well as an on screen hero... You get the good the bad and the ugly. Thanks for putting it out there.
"Get Pumped On Life"
Unless you could get Arnold to come and read to you at bedtime, this will do. I wish he appeared more.
Arnold of course.
I had a good laugh (out loud) at the more humours parts and empathised with some of the tougher times. I have definitely felt the inspiration to work harder in the gym and out of it.
A top book to read on focus and determination. He may have had some incredibly lucky moments in life, but he certainly worked hard for it. Hearing Arnold’s fortunes and falls from his own perspective definitely is inspirational and very entertaining. Highly recommended.
"Should have been half the length."
Story was good and the first few chapters were throughly engaging however I'm pretty sure it covered every aspect of his film career and every film, with how much he made and erounus details. I got a little bored about halfway though. I was not much interested in his film and love life. The story of how he grew up and got to America was interesting and the best part of the book, the rest covers the film career we've all seen with some added spice on his love life.
one of the best personal development books you could possibly read. he is a fantastic role model.
a very interesting life, lots in this book, the beginning espeically - the end bit about polotics not so much yet i liked how he was putting meaning to it
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