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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shatner Narrator: William Shatner Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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After almost 60 years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. It seems that Shatner is everywhere. Winning an Emmy for his role on Boston Legal. Doing commercials for Priceline.com. In movie theaters. Singing with Ben Folds. He sits next to Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel, and he's practically a regular on Howard Stern's show. And he was recently elected to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. In Up Till Now, Shatner offers listeners the remarkable, full story of his life and explains how he got to be, well, everywhere.

It was the original Star Trek series, and later its films, that made Shatner instantly recognizable and called by name (or at least by Captain Kirk's name) across the globe. But Shatner neither began nor has ended his career with that role. From the very start, he took his skills as an actor and put them to use wherever he could. He straddled the classic world of the theater and the new world of television, whether stepping in for Christopher Plummer in Shakespeare's Henry V or staring at something on the wing in a classic Twilight Zone episode. And since then, he's gone on to star in numerous successful shows, such as T. J. Hooker, Rescue 911, and most recently Boston Legal.

William Shatner has always been willing to take risks for his art. Who else would share the screen with thousands of tarantulas, release an album called Has Been, or film a racially incendiary film in the Deep South during the height of the civil-rights era? And who else would willingly paramotor into a field of waiting fans armed with paintball guns, all waiting for a chance to stun Captain...er, Shatner?

In this touching and very funny autobiography, William Shatner reveals the man behind these unforgettable moments, and explains how he's become the worldwide star and experienced actor he is today. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielfschafer | 2/19/2014

    " I truly enjoyed this book. I read it just before I read Nimoy's and loved both for different reasons. Up Till Now is hilarious and entertaining and eye opening. I also wonder, at times, whether or not it is totally true. I don't have that doubt with Nimoy's book. But both are great reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 2/17/2014

    " This is a great book!! It is honest, funny, and endearing. William Shatner shares not only his life story, but a nice summary of the evolution of acting from stage work and live TV to recorded TV and contemporary, uber-controlled movies. His stories are sometimes all over the place, but in a fun, conversational way. The audiobook with him narrating is especially nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry Mora | 2/9/2014

    " Fun, quick read. Shatner life is interesting and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/8/2014

    " I love Shatner, what can I say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to. He has a great sense of humor about himself, but I think it took him a while to get there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/27/2014

    " The beginning is a bit exasperating, but past that it's hilarious and at times touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayle | 1/23/2014

    " Reads just as Shatner speaks...entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Hildebrandt | 1/22/2014

    " Now this is a book that is just meant for the audio version--with the Shat Man reading, of course. I only know William Shatner from the Start Trek days, but he does exude charm and a sense that he is making fun of himself, and I wanted to know if he was as arrogant as he has been accused of being. Answer: Possibly yes, but he still exudes the charm. And what a voice. Also, he has had a lot of different types of acting gigs that I knew nothing about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy Huot | 1/16/2014

    " I love these types of books. I remember William Shatner from his narrating on RESCUE 911. I had no idea he played in other shows and movies I liked. Amazing what you learn about your favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/14/2014

    " I really liked this. Bill seems to really open up. Of course, he's going to put his own spin on his own life, and you either like him or you don't. Either way, this is extreme Shatner, especially if you listen to the audio edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/9/2014

    " I just love William Shatner, and not because of his work on Star Trek. He's insightful, thoughtful, and provides honest discourse about his acting career and relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 12/22/2013

    " Shatner's an interesting character, and he writes with the same self-deprecating wit that have made his Priceline.com commercials, his albms, and his portrayal of Denny Crane so popular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hitbybus | 12/1/2013

    " A fun look into the life of one of pop cultures most recognizable stars. Interesting, but most of it takes place before my time and I didn't know the tv programs/movies/plays/and some of the actors. An interesting look at acting in the 60's and 70's with some Star Trek behind the scenes thrown in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/22/2013

    " This audiobook was amazing! I loved it! And it was even better because it was read by the man himself! Worth every second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Heil | 9/24/2013

    " Entertaing, funny and fun for any Star Trek fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne | 9/19/2013

    " He's kind of funny, and I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I recommend the audio version, which is read by Shatner and really adds to the experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis de Seife | 7/2/2013

    " Funny! A quick read at the beach "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Walker | 3/15/2013

    " A fun read. For anyone who has enjoyed William Shatner in any of his many roles, you'll appreciate this book. You can really hear him saying each line throughout the book and I definitely laughed out loud multiple times. An interesting life story indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 11/16/2012

    " Many parts of this book made me chuckle. Other parts made me quite sad for him. On the whole, the book was light and enjoyable. I'm glad I got it for Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine/Dina Bourne | 5/14/2012

    " I loved this book. I had no idea Mr. Shatner was so funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 7/27/2011

    " An enjoyable funny read about Captain Kirk, Spock, Tyrone Guthrie, his 4 wives, one who drowned, all his records, movies, TV series, very funny. "

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

    " Very witty, sometimes emotional but always enjoyable. A very good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 4/10/2011

    " Just fished reading Shatner's autobiography. Just like I found his interview show "Raw Nerve" incredibly original, so is his autobiography.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calgovin | 3/15/2011

    " Hi-lare-i-us !!!!! I LOVED this audio CD, and recommend it to anyone who know how well Shatner plays-up being "Shatner".

    It also touches on the more serious sides of his life (so far). Vary entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ggroogle | 3/10/2011

    " What can I say? The guy has led an amazing life and tells a great story. It's a fascinating look into the heart of one of today's great entertainers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 3/10/2011

    " What can I say? The man has led an extraordinary life and tells great stories to boot! It's a great look into the heart and mind of one of today's best entertainers... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/16/2011

    " Hilarious! Id love to meet him! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 1/24/2011

    " A good insight into the life and career as the man who will be forever known as Captain Kirk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 12/1/2010

    " Surprisingly funny and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 11/30/2010

    " If you like William Shatner you will find this entertaining. He's had quite the long career. He reads the book himself. A couple of times he almost sounded a little arrogant, but....he's Captain Kirk! I still like him after hearing the book so that's a good thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/10/2010

    " An entertaining and illuminating introduction to a very public figure. There are so many things that surprised me about Shatner and about his career that I found this really interesting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 9/20/2010

    " I love Shatner, what can I say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayle | 9/19/2010

    " Reads just as Shatner speaks...entertaining! "

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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.