I am an avid eclectic reader.
Simon Prebble did a great job narrating the story. The book goes into more depth surrounding the times of Tesla. It gives an overview history of Serbia and surrounding countries. In covering the education of Tesla the author also introduces the reader to the professors that influenced him. Marc Seifer also covers in depth the interaction between Edison, Bell, Westinghouse and investors such as J.P. Morgan, John Aster, Stanford White and others. Tesla health, habits and mental health are covered. Seifer goes into depth covering the wide array of invention of Tesla and many are just becoming a factor in our daily life. It was also interesting to note that there are many more invention that the department of defense placed under a blanket of national security and no information is available on these inventions. This book has only made me want to know more about Tesla and his fellow engineers of the 1890s.
This is a book that would have been better if I read it instead of listen or it would be a good book for the e-book with whisper-sync. It was a bit hard to follow unless I took notes. Paul Nahin covered the innovative ideas and history of mathematician George Boole (1815-1864) and electrical engineer Claude Shannon (1918-2001). The book explained classic logic vs Boolean logic in depth. He also covered how Boolean algebra is the bases of electronic circuitry that everything today works on. He covered a great deal on data transmission and its importance in day to day live. The world would not function without this innovated body of work. Allan Robertson did a good job narrating the book.
This was a interesting bio. Dylan Baker did good job narrating. I was particularly interested in the part about Pixar. I noted that book Jobs and his sister were very smart and had creative talent even though they were raised by different people. Fascinating to read about some one who lived in the same area and time as one self. You will not be disappointed in this book.
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
I have no interest in Steve Jobs, Apple or computers or business in general, however, this book is about an innovator, who changed the world and his story is amazing. I consider this to be one of the best books I've listened too and Isaacson is an outstanding writer as well!