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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 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.

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

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    Thomas 04-25-16
    Thomas 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Motivation!!!"

    Well written and read!! Amazing book!!! Arnold truly is a role model!! Inspiring to say the least!

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    Amazon Customer 04-23-16
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    "Inspiration for life"

    As simple as it can be put: It inspires you into living a whole new life.

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    adrian markiewicz 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very inspiring"

    loved every minute of it. didn't care too much about the end of his governor term. he inspired and motivated me to work even harder to succeed

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    pgonz30 04-15-16
    pgonz30 04-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Motivational"

    I would recommend this book to everyone. I thought it would be a fun read hear about his movies and some scandals. But I ended up getting motivated to see what is going on around me not just in my personal life. It makes you notice the big picture.

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    Gavin 04-08-16
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    "Awesome book. Inspiring story"

    Great listen. Flows well, interesting, gave me a great respect for Arnold. He is way smarter and savvy than I ever gave him credit for. I always just thought he was just a nice physique, but he has a brilliant business mind as well,

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    Wesley 03-29-16
    Wesley 03-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Story"

    Amazing Story, I never realized Arnold had done so much in his life. I love hearing stories about how driven he was and still is, and the things he was able to achieve.

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    Alec 03-26-16
    Alec 03-26-16
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    didn't know you could fit so
    much success in one lifetime what a truly amazing life

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    Mike Young San Francisco, CA 03-23-16
    Mike Young San Francisco, CA 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Arnold reads 3 out of 68 of the chapters."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I bought the audio version thinking Arnold would have read most of the book or at least all the chapters that are included in the abridged version. He reads in the very beginning and at the very end. It's a great story but I probably would have just read the book had I known Arnold was barely on the audio version.


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    Paul 03-08-16
    Paul 03-08-16
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    "A Fantastic Journey in Life"

    I believe this book will be a source of inspiration and wisdom to others as it has been to me.
    For anyone looking to push their boundaries or those of their circumstance, Arnold shows it is possible, with strength confidence and a cheeky can do attitude.

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    Kyle 03-08-16
    Kyle 03-08-16
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    "Amazing. Awesome!"

    The whole book is great! There is so much information about Arnold. But also about life, and what you can do to improve it. I really wish Arnold read the whole thing. But Steven didn't disappoint at all. Thank you Arnold.

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  • mr
    2/14/16
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    "More than expected"

    I was left with a feeling of "I can do it" and learned some insights for protecting ideas from other people's negative expectations.

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  • Adrian Podmore
    1/26/16
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    "ledgend"

    I view into the life of a true legend. what a life he's had. amazing listen

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  • M A Skimming
    12/23/15
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    "The guy is a hero"
    Any additional comments?

    Does what it says on the tin, the story is unbelievable. However to have accomplished so much with so much drive and focus he is really an example to all.

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  • James Hannam
    12/19/15
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    "Superb audio book"

    Superb book, really great to step into Arnold's life history. Only shame is he didn't narrate more chapters, don't let that put you off though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vinod Patel
    12/7/15
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    "Addictive, entertaining with some pearls of wisdom"

    It was excellent from start to finish. The only draw back was it would have been good to have Arnold narrate more.

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  • mark
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    12/6/15
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    "Great story of a motivated individual"
    What did you like most about Total Recall?

    Well read and honest (?- certainly doesn't hide the steroids, heritage, mistakes). A man who is well positioned to look back on a life of achievement.


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

    Arnold's voice gives it authenticity. Stephen is a great reader, his inflection gives the audio depth.


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

    No- 20+ hours. This is a great motorway listen on multiple long journeys


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr B D Neville
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    12/6/15
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    "Good, but Could be Better"

    My knowledge of Mr Schwarzenegger before this book was limited to having seen him in several movies, having heard that he was governor of California and that he started he celebrity as a Austrian bodybuilder. So upon seeing this book I decided to invest a credit and find out more.

    I can honestly say that I found the book was interesting, I really got a sense of Mr Schwarzenegger drive, passion and above all his determination to see through what ever he sets his mind on, I actually felt rather inspired by it in places.

    It's not the best autobiography i've listened too and I would have much preferred the entire book to have been read by Arnold rather than just the first and final chapter, which I felt was a little bit of a cop out, but despite this its interesting and worth one of my two monthly credits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Foster
    12/5/15
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    "The sample is misleading, but still enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Total Recall to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, so don't know


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of Arnold's rise to bodybuilding fame was compelling. I hadn't realised that Arnold came from such a poor background.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The first chapter and last are the only ones narrated by Arnie. It's a bit of a con as the sample is all Arnie, then at the start of chapter two a guy who sounds like a maths teacher takes over. He's not great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved, no. I found him quite likeable though.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    11/20/15
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    "Excellent and the added bonus of a motivational speech at the end"

    Loved hearing about Arnold's life. Added bonus, Arnold coming back to read the last chapter, a motivational piece.
    I was not a fan before hearing his motivational speech on YouTube, now I am definitely a fan. He is a motivation to us all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
    11/14/15
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    "Excellent"

    Long but very enjoyable audio. An inspiring read from a truly outstanding individual. I never knew he'd achieved so much

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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