Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0415-8 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
William Shatner is best known for his role as Captain Kirk on the TV sci-fi series "Star Trek." In this tell-all autobiography he exposes the tragedies and triumphs of his career and private life. Both fascinating and frustrating, Shatner whines his way through detailed accounts of his feud with co-star Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), Nimoy's alcoholism, and the heartbreak of his own alcoholic wife's death. The biggest flaw in Shatner's presentation is his tendency to mumble so that the listener loses the last sentences of his stories, which he often interrupts with references to his product-pushing website. A few laughs and a heavy dose of the trials of an actor's life make this work interesting, but Shatner's reading doesn't do it justice. M.T.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]
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