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.
Yes. There is so much information in this story it is impossible to get it all in 1 listen.
Einstein hated wearing socks and married his cousin.
Einstein was a human rights advocate to the core.
I have been interested in Albert Einstein since I was a youth. I remember vividly writing book reports and papers on him while in grade school. Even with a modest background and understanding of the life of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson's biography opened me up to a world I had not yet experienced. His research into details of Einstein's life, now made known by the Einstein Papers Project allowed me to find a new appreciation and admiration for the great scientist and theorist. This biography lets the reader not only know about the details of Einstein's scientific accomplishments, but also exposes the reader to the intimate details of his personal life and relationships. The audio version, narrated by Edward Herrmann is wonderful. His tone and ability to enunciate the German language allows the audio version of the book have an authenticity that was not distracting to the listener. I have no criticisms, only praise for this book. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Enjoyable story about Einstein's brillance and ecentricities. Amazing how he could be so smart but struggle with everyday tasks and relationships.
Learning about the natures and lifestyles of our great scientists made this book very enjoyable for me. I have never been interested in science or physics per se but I have always been curious about Albert Einstein. This book brought him into human focus for me.
What sticks with me is how long it took for AE to become recognized for his accomplishments. It puts a whole new spin on being passed over for a promotion.
The image of AE, world's greatest mind, sitting at his kitchen table and teaching young neighborhood children math. What an adventure!
The most haunting scene for e was when a German scientist took his son for a picnic away from the mental hospital in which he lived, then put an end to his son's and his own life due to the rise of Nazi doctrines.
Interesting, not overly technical, just enough to encourage me to learn more about physics and dust off my math skills.
In the middle.
I liked the interweaving of Einstein's life with his science, but as a biography I thought it was a bit thin. I've read Isaacson's bio of Steve Jobs and found it a lot more thoughtful.
The volume was too uneven - the narrator has a habit of dropping his voice on certain words or parts of a sentence, which makes the book very difficult to listen to with any background noise (i.e. in the car). I was constantly having to go back and replay bits with the volume turned way up to hear where the narrator had dropped his voice.
The human side of the man, I had heard the story of the science forever. He would have been great to know, un assuming.
He was a kind man full of laughter, not arrogant at all