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Total Recall Audiobook

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Fitness Publications, Inc (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    random dude 03-20-17
    random dude 03-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book."

    The book was great, very disappointed that Arnold does not read much. The reader has a pretty boring voice.

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    Leonardo 03-16-17
    Leonardo 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Everyone must read it!"

    Veery very very very good great a must read for everyone i wish i red it younger im 33.

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    Jess 03-14-17
    Jess 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Read"

    Absolutely fantastic read. Great life lessons and entertaining stories. Only wish the entire book was read by Arnie!

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    Nadim Sawaya 03-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book but too much political information.."

    Good audio book and content, but I felt that there was way too much time spent on his political career rather than his body building and movie experiences. I think it should have been more balanced. It got a little too technical when discussing legislation and political law details.

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    hrchez 03-14-17
    hrchez 03-14-17
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    "Living legend"

    Very motivational and inspiring. A bit slow towards the political years but incredibly engaging throughout every other part of this book!

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    Tommy Bryson 03-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "What a story"

    The key lessons are in the end chapters, but throughout this books, the detail of his life and honesty that goes with it; it is truly incredible. I can't listen to this book twice because of the length but I will definitely be reading the end chapters, every so often.

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    Jonathan 03-02-17
    Jonathan 03-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible behind the scenes story"

    This book had me glued to my phone from the first chapter. He has lived such an outrageous life I found my self laughing a lot . I'll admit I have always been a fan. I found my self remembering where I was as a kid when I saw this movie or that.

    His drive and commitment to put in the reps and defy every odd is inspiring.
    This book is especially suited for entrepreneurs.
    He had so many business going at any one time it's mind boggling. Often he was winging it, learning as he went.

    He talks about many facets of life and this surprised me. His candor and humor surprised me. His devotion to his family though he F'd up surprised me.
    His perpetual mastery of every task he set to do surprised me.

    The book is long, 20 hrs or so . Only once or twice was I not totally captivated. Completely worth the read.

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    David 02-28-17
    David 02-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing one of the greatest biographies ever"

    this book is one of the greatest biographies I have ever read. The story of his life and the way Arnold Schwarzenegger tells it is phenomenal.

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    Andrius 02-26-17
    Andrius 02-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect read"

    very inspiring. I realise that we can do so much in our lives. just need to go and take action. Number 1 book.

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    Joe Tallman Marquette, MI 02-16-17
    Joe Tallman Marquette, MI 02-16-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Truly Inspiring..."

    Recently, I decided to get into shape for the first time in my life. Looking to mix things up a bit in the gym, I started listening to podcasts while I worked out. Somehow, I came across an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and found it really made me want to take on the world afterwards. The interview also mentioned this book, so I decided to give it a try.

    Now I've always been an Arnold fan to some degree, but his story really caught me off guard. The complexity and dedication of this man is awe inspiring. And, at no point, does this book disappoint. I found myself doing 20 or 30 extra minutes on the stationary bike after my workout was over, just so I could get in another chapter.

    From his childhood, to his early days as a bodybuilder, to his movie career or his time as governor. It's all SO GOOD. It has quickly made a place for itself in my Top 10 Books of All Time list and is probably the most inspiring read I've come across. And two months later, I haven't missed a workout yet. Thanks, Arnold!

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    3/1/17
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    "Epic Story"

    Being a fan of boddy building I thought I new Arnold's story. But I only new a fraction
    Would recommend to anyone!!

    Only problem for me was Arnold never read the whole book

    Nevertheless still a fantastic story!!

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  • rance
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    2/21/17
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    "Respect to this man"
    What did you like most about Total Recall?

    fantastic knowing about Arnold and a very inspiring character. very determined man and i think anyone could a great deal from this man.

    A must read, even if you are not a fan


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  • Harold
    2/16/17
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    "quality life lessons"

    I think this book genuinely adds value to my life. I am glad to have had a listen to it.

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  • Will
    2/10/17
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    "First 3/4 brilliant"

    The first 3/4 of this book is so interesting hearing about Arnold's uprise into Mr Olympia and his career in movies, I couldn't stop listening until he started talking about politics and government and things. It gets a little boring from then on.

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  • bill
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    "The most inspiring book I have read this year"

    This book should be compulsory reading, it is the most inspiring book I have listened to in a very long time. it is just a pity that Arnold didn't read all of it.

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  • Michael
    2/8/17
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    "Engrossing and inspiring."

    Engrossing and very inspiring acount of a truly amazing life. Better if read by author.

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  • Master J. A. Ware
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    1/31/17
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    "Very very interesting book."

    Arnold's life is hugely motivational, whether a fan of bodybuilding, macho movies or right wing politics or not, it is hard not to marvel at how he went from a small Austrian town too being governer of California.

    Also, narrator has the performence spot on.

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  • Louis Meredith
    1/27/17
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    "Life changing truly"

    If you have ever felt your doing all you can to achieve your goals this mans proof you can do more.

    So many life lessons in this book it's hard to absorb them all in. I will definitely be listening again in the very near future.

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  • Case
    1/24/17
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    "Book is way too long "

    Although very interesting and detailed, I think the same messages could have got across with a book half its size. Still very recommended, a really interesting read!

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  • Graham Horgan
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    1/17/17
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    "A must for an fan of Arnold."

    I throughly enjoyed this book. It was an excellent performance by the narrative. It's so detailed about Arnold's life. I'm very happy. Well done to the people that put this audio book together. And thank you Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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