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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listening to the governator's story from childhood to now in full detail is amazing! if you got the abridged version, you'll only be wanting to hear more. of course, I didn't listen to the abridged version yet but I think my opinion wouldn't really change.
I have always enjoyed Arnold in movies and from his career with body building. However there is so much more to the man, the odds are not odd if you have his determination.
Reps, reps, reps - fabulous.
This book was so much more interesting than I was expecting. I'm already an Arnold fan, but there is so much more to his story than I knew. Even if you aren't that interested in Arnold, bodybuilding or action movies its worth a listen. Stephen Lang does a good job but my only complaint is that Arnold didnt read the whole thing. Knowing Schwarzenegger's iconic voice makes it difficult at times to hear his words from Stephen Lang who couldnt be farther from sounding like Arnold. Schwarzenegger does read the first and last chapter of the book so at least we get that much. Still a fantastic book.
I love the bodybuilding parts and the behind the scenes stuff on some of the greatest action movies ever made. The business stuff was interesting but I got a little tired of the governor parts.
Stephen Lang did a good job but hes no Arnold. Arnold should have read the whole book. It was really jarring to go from Arnold reading the first chapter to Stephen Lang.
Arnold's early life was fascinating. How he came to America and literally turned nothing into something is amazing and inspiring. This book made me feel like I haven't exerted enough effort in my own life.
GET ARNOLD TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK
"A genuinely satisfying and detail account"
Arnold really does go into detail about all aspects of his life and you get a sense of how the man thinks and acts.
"I really liked it"
It's an interesting guy and a good book, I wish he had read the whole book, not that the other guy did a bad job.
"Amazing - inspirational"
Really great story of his life. Quite self-serving, granted, but these things usually are.
"Incredible story, must read."
Read it. This book has made me want to take more risks in life and very enriching. It shows how your career doesn't need to be one thing and you can constantly reinvent yourself. 2 chapters read by arnie and the rest by an engaging American reader. 1st audio book I've listened to, nice for train journeys
Started this audiobook not knowing what to expect and have found it to be such an interesting journey.
"Really enjoyed it"
I found this audio very interesting and really enjoyable. Arnold life is just amazing and I found him inspiring (which I was not expecting prior to listening to the book). I would recommend it.
"huge hard on for schwarzenegger"
The best book I have ever had the pleasure of. Love the guy more than ever
"What an exciting life"
I'm not a fan of biographies but I was really gripped by this one. No matter if you like Arnold or not, you have to give him respect.
"An Inspirational story a MUST read/listen"
I've always been an Arnie fan "lite" in that I liked some of his films was impressed by his track record in body building and was bemused at his being governor of Calofornia.
After listening to this total recall of his life am not only an admiring fan but will listen to this again and again to pick up the many pearls of wisdom he so generously shares.
Its an inspirational story and shows not only what a mutli talented man he is but also shows you how to step up and create your own magnificent life....
ps: i listen / read many books a month and this is the first time i have been compelled to leave a review
"better than I expected "
loved it very motivational, really makes you get up and go. stay hungry never give up
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