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I Am Spock Audiobook

I Am Spock

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Publisher's Summary

Best known to the world as the actor who created the legendary Mr. Spock in the cult television series that launched the Star Trek phenomenon, Leonard Nimoy has written the definitive Star Trek memoir. In this long-awaited autobiography, Nimoy opens up to his fans in ways the Vulcan never could.

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.

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    CityStreetz 02-06-10
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    "In honor of Spock & Nimoy, lend them an ear."

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Seattle, WA, United States 12-17-09
    Linda Seattle, WA, United States 12-17-09
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    "Very good - but not outstanding."

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 01-26-15
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A great history of an American Icon"

    I grew up watching Star Trek and I never knew the backstory behind Spock or any other character. All I knew was that Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner hated each other or that is what people said. The truth is that neither hated each other. If you read this book you’ll see this and if you read what people who worked on Star Trek said. They say that what is here is as close to the truth as we can get.

    If you want to know how Spock came to be and how he led to Data later you need to read this book. The biggest thing I got from this book was what I’ve read in many books: decided what you want! Once you know what you want you need to keep working on it even when you think it’s complete. For me this book tells me that synchronicity is greatest force in your life if you're open to it. By following synchronicity will keep you open to many idea’s and will help lead you forward.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    G. S. Harris Fairfield, Iowa 09-28-14
    G. S. Harris Fairfield, Iowa 09-28-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Long needed book"

    I enjoyed hearing Leonard Nimoy discuss his relationship with Spock, and how Spock has affected and changed him. This book did what I would ask of an autobiography of Leonard Nimoy, it gave me insights into both Nimoy and Spock, and it added depth to both.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mayd Marian 12-04-13
    Mayd Marian 12-04-13

    As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.

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    "More than just Spock"

    I am so glad I ordered and listened to this wonderful book. I am very pleased that it was narrated by Leonard Nimoy. I love the insite wonderfully worded way he presented the background to a most beloved series and character. Yes, I am an avid Trekkie/Trekker. I wholeheartedly agree with his critique of the the series and especially of the 6 movies. I own every one of all of the TV series iterations. I at one time owned all of the 6 follow up movies. However, I only have kept II/IV/ & VI as I did not enjoy the rest of them enough to ever watch them again. IV and VI are my favorites of those three. Nimoys analogy of the how/why/etc. of the other ones validate to me why I chose not to keep the others in my library.

    I especially like the way he interjected conversations between Spock and himself. I am sure I will listen to this again from time to time. I was completely surprised that when I read the narration of the death scene of Spock, that I was in tears reliving the scene in my head. And then, I was smiling when listening to the scenario from VI about the innocent lady with Chekov in San Francisco. What a delightful bit of trivia that I will enjoy each time I watch it again and again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jay-T 07-03-17
    Jay-T 07-03-17
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    "Wonderful story with great narration."

    Leonard Nimoy was a total Master at his craft. A real treasure. Outstanding narration in this book. Supremely talented director and actor In an iconic role.

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    Carlos Gonzalez 06-14-17 Member Since 2015

    Retired Military Service Member who enjoys a good book with a fascinating story which enables us to travel to distant lands and universes.

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    "The legacy of Spock"

    This book is an outstanding personal and candid performance by my childhood hero Leonard Nimoy aka Mr. Spock of the Star Ship Enterprise. It is a very candid view into the inner most deepest feelings and thoughts of one of the great actors of the twentieth century who by his hard work and perseverance landed the role of Spock; the original alien who was part of the legendary ship the USS Enterprise and her esteem crew and her ostentatious captain portrayed by none other than William Shatner.

    It was an absolute delight for me to hear from Mr. Niños his true feelings not only about the character who became an iconic figure in Star Trek lore but about the man behind the legend.

    I wish Mr. Nimoy a sincere good bye and may he rest in God's eternal peace and love .

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    Justin Sylvia 06-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth The Time Spent"

    Whether your a casual fan of Start Trek, a huge trekkie, or a fan of Leonard Nimoy the man, the actor, the director. Or if someone recommend this book to you, I do believe that overall, you'll enjoy this book. From the beginning where Mr Nimoy talks briefly about his childhood & his youth all the way thru his middle age and his proceeding years, you'll hear or read all the life experiences that he had. From being a director of an episode or 2 of Star Trek: The Original Series, to his work with the movie 3 Men & A Baby all the way to the last episodes of Star Trek: TNG & other Star Trek related vehicles, he seemed to never let money or maybe even fame come between him & his morals and standards

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    Avid Reader 05-16-17
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    "It is good to hear his voice again."

    Leonard Nimoy was one of the first people to have an influence on me as a kid during the syndication of Star Trek in the early 70s. It is nice to hear how he felt about playing this character of Shock and how that character impacted his life.

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    Mathtchrj Wisconsin 04-04-17
    Mathtchrj Wisconsin 04-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Just what you'ld think Spock would say"

    this autobiography by Mr. Nimoy is very refreshing to hear. listening to his recounting of his past and his history I found "fascinating ."
    I have never read his previous book I am not Spock so many comments he alluded to did not find a home with me. Hearing his accounts of dealing with Paramount and the thought process of being a director has given me a deeper appreciation of that position.

    Stories of Star Trek and his life and times in it I found interesting and polite when he speaks of his former castmates. I wish Mr. Shatner could have been able to say the same things or hopefully nearly in the same thoughtful and kind way as Mr. Nimoy has done.

    As for the delivery and performance of this audiobook, I'm glad that the author read it himself. To have someone else speak about Leonard Nimoy's life would have been in poor taste.

    if you are looking for a story from a one person point of view, this is a great one to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed it and did not want to stop listening even when I reached my destination. Thank you mr. Nemo for writing this, telling your story, and bringing enjoyment not just to my life but to others as well throughout your career.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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