Long, yes. Well worth it? Absolutely!
Isaacson has crafted a wonderful look inside the mind (and the life and times) of the most influential scientist to come along since Newton.
Herrmann did an absolutely brilliant performance in bringing the story to life.
Very detailed, entertaining, and thorough biography about one of the most brilliant and interesting people of the 20th century.
Inspiring story of not so much what Einstein knew about physics and math, but how he thought about them that made him so different from other geniuses. He went against the grain of science and often his teachers, resulting in a long wait to get his first "real" job. A humble, interesting men, who was adored by women. Never seemed to be without one, actually.
The outstanding story is presented by a narrator that brings all the detail of Einstein's life to us in a compelling way. I found it difficult to pause during the book; the audio analog to the "page-turner". Some material can be found in other audio books, but is not tedious to listen to again, as each chapter adds context for the next. Overall, an amazing biography of an amazing man. You'll not be disappointed in this.
I like Art, Opera, Physics, Mysteries with Hero and Heroine, and Intelligent stories and situations. If I'm engaged the book is successful.
a facinating and engrossing interpretation of einstein's life, thinking, relationships and ethics. i completed the entire book in just one week and will return to it again.
This book does a wonderful job of not only telling us about one of the worlds most brilliant minds. It also gives you a basic understanding of some of the science.