Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

Leonard My Fifty Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U N C L E Little did they know that their next roles in a new science fiction television series would shape

  • Title: Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
  • Author: William Shatner David Fisher
  • ISBN: 9781427273215
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated In seventy nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other than most friends could everLeonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated In seventy nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other than most friends could ever imagine.Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life.As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt audiobook written and read by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

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    About Author

    1. William Shatner 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, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E Kelley, Boston Legal a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

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    1. CONGRATS TO LEONARD WINNING THE 2016 CHOICE AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY HISTORY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOUR LEONARD NO MATTER WHO IS TELLING YOUR STORIES If you love Leonard Nimoy, and who wouldn t You should read his book I Am Spock because this is a wonderful book written by Leonard himself That being said, lets get to the review of this book The book starts out with the death scene in Wrath of Khan EXCERPT When Kirk realizes what has happened, he runs down to the engine room Spock is barely alive The two [...]


    2. I don t think there has been a relationship between two actors that hs had speculation than these two Shatner and Nimoy And so I was sceptical in buying this book This is one man s side to the story and, as you can probably guess, I m much a Spock than a Kirk person Kirk and Shatner are the alpha males who see the world differently from us and usually have a very ego centric view of the world.And all those rumours of their feuds can t all be lies Well, I was surprised a little Shatner was cand [...]


    3. I have been, and always shall be, your friend Spock, The Wrath of KhanOf my friend, I can only say this Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most.n Capt Kirk, The Wrath of KhanI m betting the vast majority of readers listeners finding their way to this book will have been lifelong Trekkies, having come of age watching Star Trek in syndication, waiting with keen anticipation as each motion picture installment was released in the franchise, discovering new things to love [...]


    4. So look, ignore the star rating There was no way I wasn t going to read this book, and if you re a Star Trek fan who also loves Leonard Nimoy, I m guessing you ll read it, too regardless of reviews.What a convoluted sentence that was.Here s the thing it s a book by William Shatner It actually reads like a book dictated by William Shatner, which I suspect it is So, you re gonna get your fair share of Shatner in the book there are lots of stories that make sure you know Bill was involved in them, [...]


    5. When I saw this audio book available immediately through my library, I jumped at the chance to listen to William Shatner talk about his relationship with Leonard Nimoy I wasn t disappointed.There really wasn t a lot of NEW information here, but it was still a pleasurable listen As a listener, I needed to remind myself that Mr Shatner was telling things from his point of view, and as such, the story would not be totally objective He did admit to a few things a bit of jealousy on his part when, at [...]


    6. Very insightful A bit of a drag towards the middle when they discuss a lot of insignificant details about how they laughed together in limos or flew to conventions together in planes Overall I think William Shatner did an excellent description of their fifty year friendship Star Trek forever


    7. This book, written shortly after Leonard Nimoy s death, is a tribute to the actor by his long time friend William Shatner The two men had similar backgrounds, both being born in 1931 and raised in Orthodox Jewish immigrant families Shatner grew up in Montreal and Nimoy in Boston, and they shared a similar upbringing and work ethic knowing they needed the next job, the next paycheck to keep a roof overhead and food on the table Even as a kid Leonard took every job he could find selling newspapers [...]


    8. I am a dyed in the wool Star Trek fan I started watching the original series while in my tweens It was must see after school TV even though the show was cancelled by this point I was watching re runs Mr Spock was my absolute favourite character and I was happy to see him popping up in later incarnations of Star Trek, especially the new series of movies So I was saddened by Leonard Nimoy s death in 2015 I appreciate that he did many other roles, by it is Spock that I will remember him for.In Janu [...]


    9. The good folks at St Martin s Press sent me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.William Shatner has written a whole series of memoirs, most of them with a focus on his Star Trek experiences I have to be honest and say that I didn t really enjoy most of them I often felt overwhelmed by the voice of the Shatner Persona and I frequently felt an attempt by Shatner to distance himself from Star Trek and the fans that have given him the lifestyle he has This book is different [...]


    10. I found out a lot I hadn t known about Nimoy Shatner, so it was interesting I ve always liked Star Trek since I watched the original as it came out on our new BW TV Yes, color sets were available, but they were expensive We moved up from a 13 to a 24 about the time the first episodes aired This was one of the few shows we watched religiously it was thrilling Since then, I ve watched both actors in other shows endeavors whenever I knew about them Apparently I missed a lot of Nimoy s, though I lis [...]


    11. I approached this with caution Shatner definitely has an opportunistic, self serving streak in him I respect the man, but that respect is tempered by my awareness of his almost comically intense buffoonery However, I wanted to know what he had to say about Leonard Nimoy, and it cannot be denied that the two men knew each other for the titular five decade span However Shatnery, let s say, that Shatner is, he is still the only person who could have written about his friendship with Nimoy.If you go [...]


    12. No, I don t actually like crying, it just happens.This is basically a love letter to Leonard Nimoy in extended form, by means of retelling his life and career That s all well and good, and nothing about it made me annoyed or angry, but there are a few things you should know before you dive in 1 If you ve read either of Leonard Nimoy s autobiographies, particularly his second one, then a lot of this will be information you ve read before The repetition can lead to skimming a bit, and slight bored [...]


    13. Read for Read Harder Challenge Task 12 A celebrity memoir I m a huge fan of Star Trek series and specifically Spock character so when I saw this task the first book came to my mind was I Am Spock but unfortunately my library doesn t have an audio version of it and I m bad with reading memoirs so I settled for this book.As truly most of reviewers have commented, Shatner s ego is huge on display in this book He likes Nemoy, that s clear, but he loves himself and I think still jelous of the fact t [...]


    14. If you are expecting a book about Leonard Nimoy, this is not that But if you read the subtitle, that sums this book up in a nutshell This is basically a book about how the friendship of Leonard intersected into the life of William Shatner William Shatner is one of those people you just have to accept and love as is He is funny and kind, but it is usually always about him I m a fan of Shatner and I m also a Star Trek fan I did learn a little about Leonard in this book The things we know and love [...]


    15. I am a fan of Leonard Nimoy so I was curious to read this book by William Shatner I didn t have very high expectations for it so I wasn t disappointed per se I was disappointed that it was what I expected, if that makes sense Shatner is not known as a writer, and I imagine his coauthor did much of the work there I do wish that the book had been carefully edited so that it was less repetitive and better structured My main question as I read was What is the purpose of this book Was it truly to h [...]


    16. I grew up watching the original Star Trek series on TV and later the full length movies I wouldn t classify myself as a Trekkie even though I have been a fan over the years and remain so today When I heard that Leonard Nimoy passed away in 2015, I realized I didn t know anything about the man I saw Leonard My Fifty Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man and decided to read the book.Leonard is also a book about William Shatner as much as Leonard Nimoy The book progresses roughly in chronological o [...]


    17. I really need to let this sink in for a little whileI have to admit, when I purchased this book I did think I was buying a biography, quite obviously I was wrong Although it is about the life of Leonard Nimoy, yes, it is about a friendship between two remarkable men Being a trekkie myself, yet not to the extent of most, no where near the extent of most I have got to say I always loved Mr Spock, oddly though he wasn t my favorite character For me that was Scotty Anyway, this is an engaging read a [...]


    18. I.I don t even know where to start As a long time fan of both Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy in particular, I was curious to read Shatner s perspective on his supposedly dear friend Having finished this book hours ago, I m still left with a bad taste in my mouth The order and progression of the book seemed haphazard, like a typed copy of an interview between Shatner and writer David Fisher Most of the stories relayed by Shatner were essentially the same ones covered by Nimoy himself in his autobio [...]


    19. In this audio book, William Shatner tells the remarkable story of his life and the life of his friend from Star Trek Leonard Nimoy While their ages were similar and they crossed paths as actors several times It was through three years of Star Trek that they formed their lasting friendship.Both Shatner and Nimoy chose to be actors and working actors playing a variety of roles This book provides a vivid illustration of tenacity, persistence and commitment to the craft of acting through the stories [...]


    20. I read this as part of my literary celebration of 50 years of Trek.On the whole, this is a rather touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy Some reviewers have commented on Shatner s ego, and that s handsomely on display, it s true When Shatner praises Nimoy, which he does often and intensely, there s at times an almost backhanded nature to the compliments He also dwells on Nimoy s failures in a way that he doesn t on his own, particularly as relates to their friendship, and this is troubling and sadden [...]


    21. msn en us tv celebrity HR You write about the fact that Leonard stopped speaking with you at the end of his life, but your only guess as to why has to do with his refusal to participate in a movie you were making Do you have any idea why he wouldn t appear in it WS I don t know Because you, Shatner are a dick There I said it He fucking RIPS one of the greatest men that lived apart in this interview, so I can t even imagine stomaching this book It only took a year for his fucking jealously to bub [...]


    22. Geez, Bill, were you late for an appointment Did you have no retakes written into the audiobook contract I have never before heard an audiobook reading so rushed, with numerous, plainly audible page turns on the recording About 50% of the time, the phrase Live long and prosper was read as Long live and prosper There were a couple of personal anecdotes here, but the book relies heavily on other published sources and for much of the material For any Trek fan who s been paying attention for the las [...]


    23. I wasn t sure if I wanted to read this book at first For someone who s been a Star Trek fan from the beginning, I didn t think there could be much written that I didn t already know And that turned out to be basically the case, though there were a few stories I hadn t heard before What was new, was Shatner showing a human side Whether out of a sense of vulnerability, or his upbringing, or whatever, he s inclined to too light a touch when it comes to how he feels Here, he s finally allowed his e [...]


    24. I really enjoyed this book Shatner gave us some glimpses of their fifty year friendship Leonard Nimoy will always be remembered as Mr Spock I didn t realize he struggled with addictions namely alcohol or directed Three Men and a Baby William Shatner seems at ease recollecting Star Trek memories Nimoy s Mr Spock was popular than Shatner s Kirk while the original tv series was running The only logical choice is to give this a read The book is a fond farewell to a dear friend.


    25. Am 27 Februar 2015 verstarb die wohl gr te Science Fiction Ikone aller Zeiten Leonard Nimoy Mit Spock hat er einen einmaligen Charakter geschaffen, der nicht nur der Held aller Nerds, sondern eine echte Symbolfigur und der gr te Sympathietr ger des Star Trek Franchise Obwohl zuletzt ein Missverst ndnis zwischen ihnen stand, verband ihn mit seinem Schauspielerkollegen William Shatner eine langj hrige Freundschaft, die ebenso innig war wie die zwischen Spock und Captain Kirk Der Verlust seines Fre [...]


    26. I finished this book on the bus ride to class this morning.This is an excellent look at the life of the late Leonard Nimoy, with one caveat that I ll get into later.Most people know Leonard Nimoy as the actor who portrayed Mr Spock on Star Trek The Original Series, early Star Trek movies and episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation This book covers that portion of his life, especially the three years of the original TV series, in good detail as related by someone who was right there next to him [...]


    27. This review can also be found on my blog graphicnovelty2 2017 02 1William Shatner is known for his bombastic personality, and he remains true to form in this poignant novel about Leonard Nimoy To be honest, this is a book that most likely will only appeal to Trek fans of which I most definitely am But to hear Shatner s voice describe his friend on the audio edition, IMO, is the only way to read this book WS s well known vocal idiosyncrasies just added to the experience.In many ways it is a love [...]


    28. I m a Trekkie Always have been Grew up watching reruns of the original series and spent my college years watching Star Trek Next Generation Deep Space 9.So I went into this expecting for Shatner s ego to shine throughout the book I have to say it got a little old If you re wanting pure Leonard Nimoy info, this is not your book I would say the first 1 3 of this book was Shatner giving examples of how similar he and Nimoy were growing up.Both sons of Jewish immigrants, born 4 days apart etc The se [...]


    29. I ve been a fan of Star Trek since the first run of the original series fifty years ago, and I still have several of my favorite episodes on my DVR all of them Spock episodes , and all the movies on my DVD shelf So there was no way I was going to pass on this book And I enjoyed it It s all filtered through Shatner s somewhat self centered point of view, of course, but Shatner is who he is, and generally we love him for it He relates quite a bit about their nearly parallel lives that I did not kn [...]


    30. I m no Trekkie but I like science fiction and I watched a lot of Star Trek stuff.Spock was is a fascinating character and I wanted to know a bit about the man behind.I did not want to read a biography and therefore the book by William Shatner was the right choice for me He is the man who knows a lot about Leonard Nimoy This is a book about their friendship including a lot of information around the world of Star Trek.One need to accept this in order to enjoy the book and that is what I did.LLAP


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