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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,060 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger Narrator: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Lang Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781442353282
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One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is the candid story by one of the world’s most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.

THE GREATEST IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY OF OUR TIME…AND HE TELLS IT BRILLIANTLY, READING THE FIRST AND LAST CHAPTERS HIMSELF!

His story is unique, and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in these pages.

He was born in a year of famine, in a small Austrian town, the son of an austere police chief. He dreamed of moving to America to become a bodybuilding champion and a movie star.

By the age of twenty-one, he was living in Los Angeles and had been crowned Mr. Universe.

Within five years, he had learned English and become the greatest bodybuilder in the world.

Within ten years, he had earned his college degree and was a millionaire from his business enterprises in real estate, landscaping, and bodybuilding. He was also the winner of a Golden Globe Award for his debut as a dramatic actor in Stay Hungry.

Within twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star, the husband of Maria Shriver, and an emerging Republican leader who was part of the Kennedy family.

Thirty-six years after coming to America, the man once known by fellow bodybuilders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world.

He led the state through a budget crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, working across party lines for a better environment, election reforms, and bipartisan solutions.

With Maria Shriver, he raised four fantastic children. In the wake of a scandal he brought upon himself, he tried to keep his family together.

Until now, he has never told the full story of his life, in his own voice.

Here is Arnold, with total recall. Download and start listening now!

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare Reeves | 2/13/2014

    " I really enjoyed the book but I am a fan of all he accomplished but he did go into his political career alot but then again its a very important part of his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 2/12/2014

    " An interesting read. seems heavily biased in favour of Arnold, major scandals in his life seem to be missed out, glossed over or given minimal time in the book. Perhaps 'Partial Recall' or 'Heavily biased Recall' would have been more accurate titles, still it was an interesting read, often inspiring and worth the time I invested doing so. Clearly there is a lot more to him than the ageing action hero portrayed on the silver screen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 2/8/2014

    " Definitely a quick read. Provided the background and the fire that propelled Arnold through his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik Olsen | 2/2/2014

    " Arnold is a true character. Love him or hate him, his life has been a fascinating adventure. I enjoyed his unmeasurable bravado in this book, and came away rather impressed with all he's accomplished. Easy, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 2/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book - his story is very inspiring and he accomplished a great deal in his life with good work ethic and a great attitude. Those for looking for answers to his marital misdeeds won't find much. He takes full responsibility and assigns blame to no one but him self, but gives few details (which is fine with me, I wasn't interested in the dirty laundry) Overall I found it a very compelling read and an epic journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacques Goulet | 1/17/2014

    " A very good read about the life of Arnold. Perhaps told a bit too much through rose-colored glasses, but he did accomplish a great many things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 11811 (Eleven) | 1/16/2014

    " Needs more Conan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abner Sanchez | 12/28/2013

    " This book is actually really fun to read. Arnold talks about all the crazy, fun-filled adventures that he has experienced. He shows how driven he is, and that inspires whoever reads his book. Overall I felt that I couldn't put it down! Good Read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ragan | 12/10/2013

    " Arnold's life story is truly unbelievable. If I just rated the story I would give it 4 stars, but I have to rate the overall book and the writing is simply terrible. That said I still think it is worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Beckwith | 12/8/2013

    " Great book! Interesting insight into his early years growing up in Austria and then dream chasing for the next several decades. As a fan of his movies, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. It did not disappoint. Sure, he's got an ego. No surprise there. But a wonderful read into his life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Miracle Man | 11/30/2013

    " One thing you can say about Arnold Shwarzenegger is he really likes himself. This book is his attempt to salvage what is left of his reputation. It is funny at times but very droll. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 11/28/2013

    " It was surprising good. It changed my opinion of him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 10/31/2013

    " Very thorough! The bodybuilding and political stuff got a little dull but overall an interesting read! The thought process behind the movie making business was excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Svit647 | 8/14/2013

    " respect "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Kelaart | 8/8/2013

    " Great book - I now have a new found appreciation for him "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/19/2013

    " Arnold pulls out the stops. It's an interesting look into the mind of a modern immigrant. "

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About the Author

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria, in 1947, and served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Before that, he had a long career in Hollywood, starring in such films as the Terminator series, True Lies, Stay Hungry, Twins, Predator, and Junior. His first book, Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder, was a bestseller when published in 1977 and, along with his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, has never been out of print since.

About the Narrator

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.