Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder

S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2022. 6:10 hrs. ISBN 9781797147574. $23.99. TV
At 91 years old, Shatner narrates with vitality and the same wry humor fans have loved for decades. There’s no mistaking his strong and distinct voice. He keeps listeners alert with his pacing—a great gush of words followed by a slower cadence that accentuates specific phrases. Classic Shatner. This is Shatner’s 11th nonfiction book, and it’s a mix of memoir and ruminations about life, regrets, and his quest to make himself a better person even in his ninth decade. The audiobook opens with Shatner swimming with sharks after his 90th birthday. “I have an inverted instinct for danger,” he says. “My mind doesn’t run screaming away from it; it somehow forces me to run toward danger.” Essays range from attending Star Trek conventions, grappling with the death of Leonard Nimoy while they were estranged, the importance of family, and his spiritual (rather than religious) beliefs. He also discusses how he and his fourth wife of more than 20 years divorced in 2020. “But only on paper,” he explains—for inheritance purposes. “Some may call it modern,” he says. “Others may call it strange.”
VERDICT Shatner’s upbeat collections of thoughtful musings is read with verve and good humor.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing