Leonard by David Fisher audiobook

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

By William Shatner , with David Fisher
Read by William Shatner

Macmillan Audio 9781250083319
6.79 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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"Shatner narrates his story with touching reverence for a dear friend...Shatner's authentic performance moves the story along with humor and sincerity, making the anecdotes all the more interesting and touching." — AudioFile Magazine A New York Times Bestseller 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 as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more 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 audiobook, 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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A New York Times Bestseller

A Los Angeles Times Pick of Best Audiobooks of 2016

A GoodReads Readers’ Choice

Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards, 2016

"Shatner narrates his story with touching reverence for a dear friend...Shatner's authentic performance moves the story along with humor and sincerity, making the anecdotes all the more interesting and touching." — AudioFile Magazine

A New York Times Bestseller

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 as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more 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 audiobook, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Shatner narrates this story with touching reverence for a dear friend...Shatner's authentic performance moves the story along with humor and sincerity, making the anecdotes all the more interesting and touching. AudioFile
"Star Trek fans looking for a trip down Memory Alpha lane should enjoy Leonard, William Shatner’s tribute to fellow icon Leonard Nimoy.” USA Today
“Essentially a traditional biography, but one that is filtered through the prism of its author’s friendship with his subject.” Washington Post
“Highly readable and entertaining.” Examiner (London)
“Unexpectedly poignant. An eyebrow-raising tribute to a fascinating man.” Macleans (Toronto)
“This is a book Star Trek fans will love.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Shatner delivers a raw and honest look at the life of Leonard Nimoy through the filter of someone who loved him like a brother. Star Trek fans aren’t the only ones who should read this definitive biography of the man who was much more than Mr. Spock.” Associated Press
“These two men shared an extraordinary life together, and fans will enjoy the anecdotes and insights into the television industry and Star Trek in particular.” National Post (Toronto)
“Trekkies will want this for the insider stories from Captain Kirk himself, but fans of candid, emotion-filled biographies will adore this account because it’s a treasure trove of information.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other.” Kirkus Reviews
“A resonant retrospective of one of pop culture’s great partnerships.” Publishers Weekly
“Shatner narrates his story with touching reverence for a dear friend and describes how their relationship strengthened as they filmed 79 episodes of Star Trek... Shatner’s authentic performance moves the story along with humor and sincerity, making the anecdotes all the more interesting and touching. He describes the significant ways the two influenced each other and how their friendship helped make them the unique actors their fans revered for years to come.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: David Fisher

Author Bio: David Fisher

David Fisher has coauthored several New York Times bestsellers, including Gracie and All My Best Friends with George Burns and The Umpire Strikes Back with Ron Luciano. The audio version of Gracie won a Grammy Award in 1990. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, and his work has appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Fisher has written for the New York Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, and Car and Driver. He is also the author of the new videogame MadeMan. Fisher lives in New York City with his wife, Laura.

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Author Bio: William Shatner

Author Bio: William Shatner

William Shatner, an acclaimed actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director, is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the highly successful Star Trek television series. He has also starred in the television series T. J. Hooker and 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 is also the author of numerous Star Trek novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books.He is actively involved in charitable activities for the Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Tourette’s Syndrome, the California Endangered Species Campaign, and Toys for Tots, and he also speaks at Star Trek conventions nationwide. He made his film debut in the 1957 production of The Brothers Karamazov, followed by Judgment at Nuremberg, The Intruder, and other films. During the early 1960s he had guest roles in many of the top television shows.

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Author Bio: David Fisher

Author Bio: David Fisher

David Fisher is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers. His work has also appeared in most major magazines and many newspapers. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English