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.
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.
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.