The author writes a thoroughly interesting book on a fascinating man. The writing style is engaging and interesting. The only problem areas are when he tries to explain some of the more technical aspects of Einstein's work. This is a bit hard to follow in the audio. All in all, a book well worth getting.
I loved learning this history. I also know that if I was reading this in writen form, I would have stopped before the end. It was much easier to get through the scientific stuff via audio.
What an exellent book! And, the narration was also very good and enjoyable to listen to. This is a wonderful history of Einstein's life and accomplishments and a good insight as to what kind of person, father, professor, and husband he was.
I felt like the first chapter or two of this book was slow, and I was initially disappointed. However, once you get past that, the book is fascinating. If you find the book slow at first, keep going, it gets better and better.
This book covers Einstein's personal life and science. If you find the scientific descriptions particularly interesting, you probably also enjoy Brian Greene's books. In this book, the explanations of Einstein's work are based on how Einstein himself explained it. Although it makes sense that the author choose that approach, I think Brian Greene's explanations are clearer and simpler because he isn't limited to thought experiments that Einstein himself did.
Overall, though, I highly recommend this book.
Realtor/Teacher; love Vince Flynn books very much. Favorite author is William Manchester.
I was hesitant to pick this one because I thought there wouldn't be enough science in it for my taste, but I was wrong. I loved the explanation of the metric tensor (it should be in Wikipedia). I thought the author was too kind to Lyman Briggs. The end was very moving. I highly recommend it.
I am no math wiz…but if Einstein was alive today, he would be helping to right our national moral compass. What he had to say about war, political power, rights of the individual and reasons to be fiercely independent are important messages to think about today. His genius seems to have been driven more by his creativity than by his math skills, which should give us all hope.
You gotta love Einstein.... I listened out of repspect for a man who has given us so much. Interesting book, better if you read along while listening. Could have summed this one up in a 1/4 of the book. Fell asleep a few times.
"God doesn't play dice" could be the alternate title of this book. This book has a very professional (i.e. historical) writing style that nicely blends the hard facts of science and the soft reasoning of religion in Einstein's life. Examples of this include full descriptions of the "thought experiments" that were the basis of Einstein's theories and the personal conflicts that he struggled with in politics. There is no thrilling conclusion to this book as most will start the book already knowing it's conclusion. However, if you are interested in connecting the dots in between the beginning and the end than this is the book for you.