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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I really love this book and the two chapters Arnold narrates are great to listen to. I just wish Arnold read the whole think the guy has an amazing style of speaking and you can tell he writes the same way I feel we may be missing some of the inflection his words would get coming from the man himself. but overall it's a great book and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Do you need an idol and a role model? Arnold isn't perfect and no human is but even in times of weakness he is a man to learn from. Thank you Arnold.
An inspiring read about one of the people in history who will never be forgotten. Of course he made some mistakes in his career but admitting them and talking about it makes him human.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I would NEVER have thought that I would like Arnold Schwarzenegger - but after reading this I absolutely love him. His attitude to life is amazing and this book truly is filled with life lessons and is inspirational. He has had a fascinating life filled with ambition, determination to do his very best, to have no regrets and to succeed in many fields. I am truly shocked by how much I have quoted this book and how much I respect and admire Arnie!
A truly inspiring story! Would have loved to have Mr. Schwarzenegger read the whole thing, but understand he is incredibly busy.
At first I was kind of turned off by the fact that this was an almost 24 hour long audio book. I'm glad I went ahead and listened anyway. I learned so many things about Arnold that I had never known before. I know so much more about his motivations and the way he thinks. This enlightening book has really made me look inward and has really inspired me to make some serious changes in my life. This book comes with my highest recommendation.
What a great listen!! Who really knew Arnold until listening to this book?
Inspirational, exciting, amazing.
This book can suggest a blueprint to success. If your willing to work for it!!
My level of respect for this man has rocketed!!
absolutely fantastic bio, he was an inspiration to me when I was a young man..
"What a crazy life, well worth a listen"
Great listen to while away driving hours. Arnold is something of an enigma and that's apparent throughout the book, which makes it enthralling. If you can ignore his sometimes odd phrasing you should thoroughly enjoy this book. He narrates the first few chapters, then a pro takes over, for Arnie to return again at the end. Oddly enough I enjoyed his ad-libbed last few chapters more than any - you get a real sense of the man.
Narration was great and the content was brilliant. Much better than anticipated. I love auto biographies that are full of life lessons.
Alot of things that you never would have thought. such a wide range of contributions to the world and accolades achieved
Listening to Total Recall has given me a new found respect for The Terminator. He is definitely a very focused and driven individual. The book charts the highs and lows of his career, and how with focused determination he has worked to achieve his goals. As he states `You have to do the reps`.
Mr. Lang does a fine job but it is mr. S.'s life and we know his voice and accent. It would feel much more like he wanted to share his experiences if he himself had taken the time to read it all.
I'm sure he read the book several times, and I would wish he had read it into the microphone once for me to hear.
But the story is still there and it makes me dream!
best book ever.
loved hearing about the life of Arnold the highs and lows of fame and his life in Austria.
"Great listen. Shame Arnie didn't do more reading."
Great listen. Shame Arnie didn't do more reading. Covered more of his life than I thought it would.
"An exceptional story"
An amazing and inspirational story. I was of the view that this guy is all Hollywood and muscles. This account of his life gives a real insight into the highs and lows of his life to date.
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