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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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.
Amazing story. He had an amazing brain...he had more access of brain cell than most of us can dream of.
Thanks mr Arnold for all you have done!
Your movies and your career are amazing.
Your book inspires me to want more and more of my life.
As immigrant I could see a little of my life here in USA, a country that is impossible to not love for everything that it can do and give to you.
Unfortunately not everything of your story is not a day in the paradise, but thanks for being honest.
Being honest is the quality that made you be the kinda man that you are.
Your big fan.
Nicolas de Oliveira
Perfection is all I can say about this book. Arnold Schwarzenegger is truly an unbelievable human being. We can all take pointers from his life. Get out there and make yourself useful!
There are many muscular men and many politicians. But someone who can literally launch a industry to an international spotlight is remarkable. To become a international action figure something not many people can say. To make California the first green state and to bring child obesity and global warming to the international community is the mark of a remarkable human being thank you Arnold and thank you Audible you guys rock!!!!
Inspiring and especially when it came from himself.
Fresh off the boat by Eddie Huang
Arnold as himself.
It somehow re-lit my beautiful and innocent ideas on how I used to make my own heaven and reflect it to others with sincere charm. Hope, I suppose was the strongest message that this book gave me...
This is also a very motivational book for those who want to shape up their body. But I guess it also shapes up your perspective & principles in life.
I wasn't sure what to expect and always had enjoyed his movies, but hadn't been the biggest fan. Of course being Austrian I always have had an interest in his achievements. After listening to his audiobook I have to say: I am now! This man has achieved much more than anyone would expect and he tells it in his very humble, modest, motivated and yet self-conscious way. I also have to praise the speaker. The choice and his way of speaking was so Arnold like that I completely forgot it is not Arnold himself speaking. And I appreciate that I could still listen to Arnold's own voice in the first and last chapter. I learned my lesson not only for life but also for how to produce my next audiobook. Thank you and good luck!
Great book for anyone who has an interest in Arnold, fascinating and inspiring. Would be great if the man himself narrated the whole book though!
an amazing audi autobiography of one of the most successful, ispirational people to have ever walked the earth. brilliant.
"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.
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