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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shatner Narrator: William Shatner Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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This is the story of William Shatner's half-century career and private life. The audio will take listeners from the streets of Montreal to regional theater, where Shatner was once called upon to replace Christopher Plummer as Henry V - in a role he had never rehearsed, with actors he had never met. It will describe his early TV work and movies, among them Roger Corman's The Intruder, a movie about racism filmed in the south in 1961; Kingdom of the Spiders, in which he costarred with 30,000 tarantulas; and Incubus, the only film ever made in the language of Esperanto. It will include his private life, including the complete story of the drowning death of his third wife. It will include stories from three other series: T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911 - which saved more than 240 lives - and Boston Legal, as well as his work on Third Rock from the Sun, for which he won his first Emmy for playing the Big Giant Head.

And, of course, it will include the story of Star Trek: how it came about and how it affected him - and fans - concluding with the story of a taxi driver who told Shatner he'd been a prisoner in Vietnam and that pretending they were the Star Trek crew kept him and his fellow inmates sane. And yes, it will include his singing and commercials and quiz-show hosting and award-show hosting and the greatest practical joke ever played, Invasion, Iowa, not to mention the story about Shatner being invited into a cage with Koko the Gorilla - who wanted to take him back to her bedcage.

After almost 60 years, William Shatner has become one of our most beloved entertainers. And as evidenced by Comedy Central's roast, The Shat Hits the Fan, Shatner gets the joke. For the first time, William Shatner shares with listeners the remarkable, full story of his life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/20/2014

    " Surprisingly funny and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 2/17/2014

    " I picked this up from a sale table at B&N a couple of years ago, and just found it near the bottom of one of my to-be-read piles of books. Shatner had me laughing from the beginning, so this should be a fun read. The man is CRAZY, but I like him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marian | 1/31/2014

    " Funny and enjoyable autobiography1 Just reading to preview books for my book club's "celebrity Autobiography" genre day-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Martin | 1/12/2014

    " Funny insight into a TV icon. Light summer reading. Who remembers Shatner did the worst rendition ever recorded of the Beatles classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndsay Austin | 12/31/2013

    " yes, i really am reading this..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/5/2013

    " I cannot feign objectivity here. I adore William Shatner beyond words. His autobiography was egocentric, melodramatic, self-effacing, and utterly charming. I listened to this book in its audio format. Narrated by the author and laughed from beginning to end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly Booms Walsh | 11/4/2013

    " I was a William Shatner fan ... until I read this book. Pompous and under-edited, even the few funny stories couldn't keep me listening to his tired jokes and stream of consciousness rambling through the past. It saddens me that I like him less now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 4/26/2013

    " Deliberately cheesy, funny, forthright memoir of a cheesy, hammy, funny, Falstaffian character / person / actor. I cannot imagine reading this as a book; hearing it as a Shatner-narrated audiobook is just right, with lots of out-loud laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane Downton | 1/16/2013

    " It's life, but not as we know it - this is life in William Shatner's world, and mad, glorious, funny world it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/1/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davehk | 6/24/2012

    " Weird. But written in exactly his voice. Took some time to get into; but well worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/21/2012

    " He's Canadian, so of course he's funny!!!!! Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rone | 1/12/2012

    " on audio, He has a delightful voice & some of his stories are very funny, & he is very open about his downfalls "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/11/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah Castle | 11/5/2011

    " Slow at times but an interesting insight into how he became who he is today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilbookworm | 8/13/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. Very in depth I thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 6/8/2011

    " A thoroughly tongue in cheek look at the life of the big giant head. Love him or loathe him, he has had (and still does) a very colourful life, he is out to enjoy himself and doesn't take himself too seriously along the way. "

  • 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? "

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About the Author
Author William Shatner

William Shatner is an acclaimed actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. He is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I’m Working on That. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, Shatner has starred as Denny Crane in the hit television series Boston Legal—a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He has also appeared in commercials and promotions for a wide range of companies, most notably the travel website Priceline.