Having played the pivotal role of Mr. Spock in the original series, in six motion pictures, and in a special two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as having directed two of the movies, Nimoy is well suited to tell the true story behind what was seen by the public. He provides an intelligent and insightful book about the creative process and the actor's craft - and gives his own unique insider's view of the creation of both the character, Mr. Spock, and the Star Trek phenomenon.
©1996 Leonard Nimoy; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I am Spock is a brilliant and engaging look at Leonard Nimoys film career. This book gives the reader a behind the scenes look into the original Star Trek series and how it developed. Written with humor and reflective musings, Nimoy delivers a great story of how he and the character he plays, Spock, became one. Read by the author himself, the intermittent dialogue sessions between Spock and Nimoy are hilarious and thought provoking. A must read for any serious Trekkie fan.
Was a fun listen, always comforting to hear Nimoys voice and his almost delusional rants with Spock.
focuses mainly on his Star Trek feelings and work and little of his general biography. Good for ST fans and Nimoy/Spock admirers.
I enjoyed this audiobook - but not quite as much as I expected to. I appreciated some of the explanations surrounding the creation of the best episodes and movies based on the original Star Trek series, especially when Nimoy's involvement was particularly heart-felt. I was less enamored of the numerous times Nimoy defended his role (or lack thereof) in the difficulties that occurred on and off the set. (I suspect the other parties involved would have different perspectives on what happened...) And I would have liked more information about Nimoy himself - his life, his family, etc. (Though, in fairness, that may not have been the intent of this book.)
I enjoy Leonard Nimoy's voice and found his reading of the text to flow so smoothly as to feel as though he were sitting in a comfortable armchair explaining his take on the Star Trek phenomenon, and not reading a script at all. (There is one exception near the beginning, when several sentences are all but repeated for no apparent reason - perhaps an editing error?) All in all, I enjoyed this audiobook and would recommend it to others. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 as the book itself is not of the caliber that I would be likely to listen a second time.
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It's my favourite of all time.
Truthfully, most of the book is memorable. Obviously as a Star Trek fan, all the dealings and goings-on behind the production of the original series were particularly interesting.
I wouldn't say I have extreme reactions to books in the first place, no. But I have listened to this book literally tens of times. There's a lot more to Nimoy than Spock and Star Trek.
The focus of this book is Nimoy's experience developing and portraying his famous Spock character. He recites some childhood experiences, but doesn't go into so much detail that it might become dull and long-winded (George Takei, take heed). The focus is on Star Trek and his creative efforts in general. The writing is good, and Nimoy's performance is really enjoyable to me. I like his voice, and I like the way he sounds like he's telling stories and not just reading a script.
My favorite part of the book is the dialogs between Spock and Leonard Nimoy.
Having the author reading the book reduces the chances for misinterpretation, and helps to feel the author's point of view. That is in addition to the gratification a Spock's fan is getting from hearing the familiar voice.
I wouldn't make a film of this book. I think the audio-book format is the best for this content. But maybe I am wrong.
I am glad I purchased this book. It gave me some insight to the other Nimoy's book (I am not Spock) as well as a lot of interesting information about Star Trek. And I really loved that it is read by the author.
A great read(listen) and gave me a behind the scenes look into what the original Star Trek series was all about and what was happening during those early years from Leonard's perspective. My first audio book about Star Trek. Leonard Nimoy comes across as very sincere and has a great deal of respect and passion when to refering to everyone involved in the conception, development and making of the series and the Star Trek movies that followed. Heck, I haven't even finshed listening to it and I love it! Guess I am a Trekkie! Who would have thought.... :) 5 stars all around!
Gave me an understanding of Leonard Nimoy's appreciation and frustrations of being known as Spock.
Yes. More personal subject matter, less performance oriented.
Spock and I
I am not a memoires type of reader, however, this caught my attention right at the beginning and held it all the way through. At times almost too "playful" at first, the style quickly grew on me. I am looking forward to reading "I Am Not Spock" now that I have finished this.
He really manages to bring 2 characters (Himself and Spock) too life....
This book is excellent if you like star trek. It provides a very good overview of what the fuss is all about. This is excellent, just love it.
"I Am Spock" provides the listener of a broad overview of life of Leonard Nimoy. At first, it's jolting when the Nimoy, the narrator, converses with his alter-ego, Spock. However, over the course of the book, it provides a unique look at an actor and a character the former portrays.
Also, the book looks at Nimoy's involvement with Star Trek, from the studio negotiations to portraying Spock to directing Star Treks III and IV. It's great to learn of his perspective of these moments that helped form the Star Trek universe, especially his take on the climax of Star Trek II: The Search for Spock.
This is my first autobiography to purchase from Audible and was not disappointed. I recommend for Nimoy and Star Trek fans alike!
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