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Up Till Now Audiobook

Up Till Now: The Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of William Shatner’s half-century career and private life. The audio will take listeners from the streets of Montreal to regional theater, where Shatner was once called upon to replace Christopher Plummer as Henry V— in a role he had never rehearsed, with actors he had never met. It will describe his early TV work and movies, among them Roger Corman’s The Intruder, a movie about racism filmed in the south in 1961; Kingdom of the Spiders, in which he costarred with 30,000 tarantulas; and Incubus, the only film ever made in the language of Esperanto. It will include his private life, including the complete story of the drowning death of his third wife. It will include stories from three other series: T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911—which saved more than 240 lives—and Boston Legal, as well as his work on Third Rock from the Sun, for which he won his first Emmy for playing "the Big Giant Head".

And, of course, it will include the story of Star Trek: how it came about and how it affected him—and fans—concluding with the story of a taxi driver who told Shatner he'd been a prisoner in Vietnam and that pretending they were the Star Trek crew kept him and his fellow inmates sane. And yes, it will include his singing and commercials and quiz-show hosting and award-show hosting and the greatest practical joke ever played, Invasion, Iowa, not to mention the story about Shatner being invited into a cage with Koko the Gorilla—who wanted to take him back to her bedcage.

After almost 60 years, William Shatner has become one of our most beloved entertainers. And as evidenced by Comedy Central’s roast, The Shat Hits the Fan, Shatner gets the joke. For the first time, William Shatner shares with listeners the remarkable, full story of his life.

©2008 William Shatner and David Fisher (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Liza 04-28-16
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    "Volume was annoying!"

    I loved the stories and the book. But, trying to listen to Bill read this was painful! One minute it was to loud, the next you couldn't hear anything! I know that's the way he speaks but it's terrible for an audio book!

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    "Shatner is great and so humble! Lol."

    I am glad that Shatner told the story himself, if you are a fan you will enjoy it!

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    Bryan Hunt 03-07-16
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    "hard to hear"

    interesting material. hard to hear when he gets dramatic and whispers for effect. overall pretty good

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    Billy 02-29-16
    Billy 02-29-16 Member Since 2010
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    "An amazing tale!"

    Absolutely loved it. Shatner really is much more than just James Tiberius Kirk... oh but the experience of Kirk sure made this worth reading.

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    Leslie Albion, MI, United States 10-01-12
    Leslie Albion, MI, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I cant recommed this book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The narrator mumble so bad that that i missed half of the story ,


    If you’ve listened to books by William Shatner and David Fisher before, how does this one compare?

    I have over 300 books and have many of shatner work this is not his best by far


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Shatner?

    William does well in other books and this is his life store but SPEAK UP


    Could you see Up Till Now being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I dont think it would make it as a move


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    Jay-T 05-23-17
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    "Loved it!"

    I am a huge fan of William Shatner and listening to this was an absolute pleasure. He is an outstanding narrator and his story is so amazing. I loved every last word of this audiobook. He was not shy about sharing even his darkest times and I celebrated with him in his greatest achievements. Thank you for sharing this book, William Shatner.

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    Whispers Mom 05-08-17
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    "You gotta love him."

    It was interesting and funny and self-deprecating. Which I totally didn't expect from William Shatner. If you're a Trekkie you've got to read it

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    JURANDYR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 04-18-17
    JURANDYR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 04-18-17
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    "Simply Delightful"

    A perfect book from start to end. Very funny, insightful, poignant where applicable. A must for Mr. Shatner's fans.

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    J. P. Mcdevitt Jr. 04-09-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Love it. could be titled house saying yes leads to"

    I found this book interesting informative and thought-provoking with the theme being how a choice that seems wrong. Can have a great a long term positive affect even though it may feel like a failure. I found this to be an inspiring message. The book is about the power of yes.

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    Liam D. 02-07-17
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    "I'm going to get to meet Mr. Shatner :o)"

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly! I'm so glad I found this book, it went too fast, I may listen to it again, it was that good! What an amazing life, he is blessed! ☆☆☆☆☆

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