Einsten was exciting character. He was charming, humble and SMART... way Smarter than the rest of us.
That's why there are so many biographies about him.
But Walter Isaacson's managed to stand out because his a great writer that can really involve you in the text.
He also had some new material that no other biograhpy had.
The Narration is also very good.
I definitely recommend the audiobook.
I bought this on the strength of Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, and I was not disappointed.
Not only do I have a fuller understanding of what Einstein stood for, but I also have a much richer understanding of his science.
This was a great listen. I heartily recommend it.
'I think hell’s a fable.' 'Ay,' says Mephistopheles, 'think so still, till experience change thy mind
Maybe... I got most of it the first listen, but I might re-listen in the future.
Einstein... he was really the only character.
Listen to this book if your interested in Science, History, or Einstein. It was entertaining, funny, informative, and very interesting.
The small and seemingly insignificant parts of Einstein's life have always left me wondering. Now, after listening to this book, I feel mostly fulfilled regarding Einstein. It is written and read well, but if you aren't looking for minute details then this is not the book for you. Unfortunately, I wasn't left with longing for more about Einstein--perhaps because of the length and detail regarding the scientific aspect of his life? I wanted to know about the events and people who influenced him, rather than the actual theories and such, but this book has it all and that's not bad.
This book full of the good humor and wisdom of Einstein, not to mention plenty of mind bending physics. I didn't realize just how little I knew about Einstein until I read this book, so it was a great learning experience too.
The explanations of Einstein's theories were probably the clearest explanations I've ever heard. Isaacson did a fantastic job at explaining them for the layperson.
This portrayal of Einstein was highly detailed, yet still thoroughly enjoyable.
The reader was, as usual, very clear and easy to understand.
I was very interested in the content of this book. Being the biography of a genius, I didn't expect it to be exciting on every page, and it wasn't. But it was interesting on every page.
Isaacson told the Einstein story without taking off down any irrelevant rabbit holes.He stayed on track. And he did a great job explaining the scientific concepts in layman terms.
Detailed enough but not to be boring
His disdain to war/politics and love of freedom of expression.
Now I know why Steve Jobs asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography! I had always wanted to learn more about Einstein, and I don't think you could do a better job of putting a face and heart on the man who changed science than this work. Couple this with Edward Herrmann -- easily one of the best non-fiction narrators alive -- and you have a classic work highly recommendable to anybody who wants to round out their knowledge of one of history's most important figures.
I enjoyed the way the author tells this exciting story of live. Values that Einstein fought for are so present in this era as well.