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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (48 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Leamer Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Laurence Leamer, author of three Kennedy best sellers, presents the definitive biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger, his rise to fame and power, and his marriage to Maria Shriver.

The life of Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most extraordinary success stories of our time. An immigrant with a heavy accent from a village in Austria, he became the greatest bodybuilder in history, the number-one movie star in the world, the Republican husband of a Kennedy Princess, and the governor of the greatest of American states. Fantastic shows how and why this man of willful ambition and limitless drive achieved his unprecedented accomplishments.

Leamer has had exclusive, intimate interviews with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, including his closest associates; his elementary-school friends in Austria; his mentors; bodybuilding competitors; lifelong friends; first serious girlfriend; political rivals; agents; publicists and producers - many of whom have never been interviewed before.

Leamer captures the public and private Schwarzenegger, a political/cultural figure unlike any other, who could change the face of politics in our country.

This intimate book is studded with news-making revelations:

  • The untold story of Arnold's traumatic relationship with his father
  • How Arnold's first mentor, a Jewish partisan in World War II, helped shape the youth
  • The intimate story of Arnold's first great love and the five years the couple lived together
  • Why Arnold married Maria Shriver and the startling story of their wedding day
  • The star who hated Arnold and tried to ruin his career
  • How Arnold overcame sordid sexual revelations and prevailed politically
  • How Maria took over management of her husband's campaign
  • The game plan that may bring Arnold to the White House Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LuAnn Frimmel | 8/31/2012

      " This only take you through 2004 so we miss the scandal with the housekeeper, and the fact that California is bankrupt now. His story is fascinating though. I listened to the audio book and the reader did a great Arnold imitation. This is definitely worth reading. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Taylor | 4/25/2011

      " Arnold's story is of a man who is flawed, but has a drive that makes him capable of achieving everything. A winning attitude of from the over achiever of over achievers. Leamer makes the read really easy and chose the exact issues I wanted to focus on. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 2/11/2011

      " I know that Arnold has done amazing things to get from where he came from to where he is, but he didn't do it as a gentleman concerned with others. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/22/2010

      " Excellent biography on a very interesting media personality. "

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    About the Author

    Laurence Leamer is the author of over a dozen books, including The Kennedy Women and Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, with many bestsellers among them. He was on the staff at Newsweek and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Playboy, and many other publications. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida, and Washington, DC.

    About the Narrator

    Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”