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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,180 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shatner Narrator: William Shatner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9780061139178
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A living pop culture legend and one of American film and television's most enduring stars, William Shatner will forever be associated with the role of James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Star Trek Memories is Shatner's classic behind-the-scenes look at the legendary series that continues to put forth movies, books, and series spin-offs decades after the last episode aired. A television phenomenon that suffered from shaky ratings from its first broadcast in 1966 through its entire run, Star Trek nevertheless exploded into a worldwide, billion-dollar industry. Avid Trekkers who were onboard at the launch, as well as fans of the later Trek incarnations, will be delighted with this eye-opening, eminently fascinating "captain's log" from James Kirk himself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “These memories will fascinate die-hard fans and leave them thirsty for more.”

    Library Journal

  • “There's enough here to satiate the most avid Trekker, delivered with pop and pizazz.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dominick | 2/17/2014

    " Shatner's version of the show's history tells some interesting and amusing stories but is mostly bland. There are hints of some of the darker side of the show in particular and tv in general, but Shatner elides over them. Mildly entertaining but trite and flat, and not terribly well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy G | 2/5/2014

    " Ain't nothing wrong with a book about Star Trek. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dane Peterson | 1/27/2014

    " This was a lot better than I expected. Some interesting behind the scenes information made it an enjoyable read for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duane Olds | 1/24/2014

    " Very interesting behind the scenes stories. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 1/19/2014

    " My husband got me tickets to see him speak, and I could hardly breathe!!!! I love him. He could have printed his laundry list and I would have loved it. Not a great reason, but it's honest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcel Aguilar | 1/19/2014

    " Fun book to read. Full of anecdotes about how the original Star Trek TV series was made. The interesting parts came from the interviews Shatner did with the other people in the show. So if you are a fan don't pass this one up, because it does give you a behind the scenes look at some of the struggles and accomplishments it had in the 60s during its run on TV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 1/17/2014

    " If you are a Trek fan, (which I am) the book was very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 1/13/2014

    " The most hilarious thing I've ever read about Star Trek. I just loved it. I don't know how much Shatner actually wrote but his stories are great. The real inside scoop on the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/13/2014

    " If you read some of the other biographies by Star Trek alumni, you'll see where Shatner is stretching the truth, taking things WAY out of context, and/or outright lying. But it's still an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe S | 1/12/2014

    " C'mon, guy's. IT'S THE SHAT! In all his glory! Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikael Kuoppala | 12/18/2013

    " Filled with quoted text and less than analytical approach to Shatner's experiences with Star Trek, the book is a slight disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/30/2013

    " Not quite as good as "I Am Spock" but still an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 10/27/2013

    " Fun read and an eye opener as to the true persona of Capt. Kirk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/25/2013

    " There was Shatner, living out of a used tent-thing on the bed of his pickup truck, watching reruns of Star Trek on a two-inch screen tv perched on his chest...Later, a boy asks him where Spock is so he shows the him how the tent holds his away-mission gear... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Lindgren | 9/9/2013

    " I liked this more than the second book, Star Trek Movie Memories. Lots of information about Gene Roddenberry and how the show developed. Also the roles of Gene Coon and Fred Frieberger were explained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 8/17/2013

    " I love Shat! I love Trek! Must read just to get his perspective on things. I feel he was honest in his perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timo | 6/5/2013

    " Pretty damn good book about a tv serie I'm not all that keen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Chater | 12/29/2012

    " I'm not sure if he meant to, but he made me chuckle a lot in this book. A fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ohyassi | 11/2/2012

    " I want to know why James Doohan hated him, not how they painted those women green. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred D | 4/15/2012

    " Fascinating book about William Shatner's involvement with the original Star Trek series. Very interesting, I learned a lot of stuff about the Original Series I didn't know before. Entertaining too. Lots of interesting & humorous anecdotes & stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/14/2011

    " This was written a lot earlier than the current Shatner memoir (of course), and it focusses on STAR TREK and how he perceived what went on. It was interesting to me more for the behind the scenes parts in general. Kirk was not my favorite STAR TREK character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brock Williams | 10/22/2011

    " the first book i entered into my book journal. for some reason one day in january, 99 i decided to start listing everything i read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 6/9/2011

    " Shatner fills his book with great stories from the inside of one of the most iconic shows of all time. There's also some bitchy gossip, if you like that sort of thing. (I think you probably do.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henrik | 5/25/2011

    " I'm a big fan of Bill Shatner and it was great to understand how Star Trek was born. I can strongly recommend the audio book version, narrated my Mr. Shatner himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 5/4/2011

    " Oh, my God. I love Bill Shatner- such a wonderful ego. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred D | 1/16/2011

    " Fascinating book about Wuilliam Shatner's involvement with the original Star Trek series. Very interesting, I learned a lot of stuff about the Original Series I didn't know before. Entertaining too. Lots of interesting & humorous anecdotes & stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/9/2010

    " Funny to find out what happened to the actors between the end of the series and the start of the movie franchises broke homeless crappy acting gigs. Cool stuff here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 11/16/2010

    " An interesting insight in to the creation of star trek, but it was difficult to decipher when Bill was speaking as himself or as another character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 10/30/2010

    " I like watching the episodes, but reading about how it all came together was a bit boring. Not enough of a trekkie, I guess. The humanistic worldview of Shatner was interesting to observe. All the divorces going on in Hollywood back in the early '60s. TV network politics, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 10/1/2010

    " Loved it- great behind the scenes information- hysterical stories of practical jokes and comradery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 8/17/2010

    " I liked this more than the second book, Star Trek Movie Memories. Lots of information about Gene Roddenberry and how the show developed. Also the roles of Gene Coon and Fred Frieberger were explained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dunc | 7/30/2010

    " For buffs only though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 7/15/2010

    " Not quite as good as "I Am Spock" but still an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 6/14/2010

    " Entertaining and fun. I love Mr Shatner but as a writer.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karijean31 | 4/29/2010

    " What can I say? I'm a trekkie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 4/11/2010

    " Interesting for the historical informaiton and the inside look at Star Trek, but Shatner is not and author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mallory | 3/2/2010

    " I'll probably augment this review at some point but wowee, Shatner is gossipy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 2/10/2010

    " I'm a geek, what can I say~

    I enjoyed the book because I always love hearing about what happens behind the scenes of loved movies/shows/etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ohyassi | 1/29/2010

    " I want to know why James Doohan hated him, not how they painted those women green. "

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About the Author
Author William Shatner

William Shatner's career as an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, recording artist, author, and horseman has spanned more than fifty years. One of pop culture's most recognizable figures, he is also a major Hollywood philanthropist. Shatner and his wife and three married children live in Los Angeles.