That they did not shy away from describing basic technical concepts.
Einsteins life. sdfd
I enjoyed the many ups and downs of man that has made such an impact on society with little said of his true life from beginning to end. The narrator did an excellent job of keeping the book interesting for most of the book. The somewhat monotone narrative made the book much easier to understand; while still giving emotion to the story.
Clearly understandablesubtle emotiona calming and easy to listen to voice
With Great power comes great complexity!
Not only it's a biography of one of the most notable people of the last century, but it's a very interesting look at the development of physics leading up to the atomic bomb.
It also covers quite a bit of science history and many notable scientists for that period since Einstein was in a middle of much of it. All this with a backdrop of late 19th/early 20h centuries, word war one, word war two, and the postwar America. Add in some surprising influence of philosophy on Einstein's thinking and even the politics he was involved in and I found to be very interesting and captivating reading.
I enjoy the spy type story. So for me to enjoy this speak volumes. It was nice to hear about his struggles and successes...
I'm not really a huge biography reader/listener, but I've always been interested in Einstein's life...
When I saw that Walter Isaacson wrote a biography on him, (my first biography by him was Steve Jobs) I downloaded it immediately and was not disappointed for even a second...
The author catches Einstein's life in interesting ways and tells a good story about the good and bad of his life.. Enjoyed every second..
If you are looking for a good listen about a great man, give it a try..
Yes because this book delves into the mind of the man who's name is synonymous with the word genius.
Yes on the History Channel and both of them are fantastic journey's into the imagination.
Husband, father, building contractor, inventor and audio book lover.
Walter Isaacson does such a great job of digging into the person of Einstein that you almost feel like one of the family as you get into this book. The historical ride through one of the most formative periods in world history is a side benefit of the thoroughness of Isaacson's work. I think anyone interested in history will find this book fascinating. The voice of the history channel is also a plus. Edward Hermann is excellent.
I purchased this book after I read Steve Job's biography which was very inspiring and very well written.
I expected pretty much the same "awesomeness" from the life of Einstein. I was a good book, but most of it are analysis of the letters that Einstein wrote during his life which did not make it as interesting to me. So it's not so much a story of his life, it's mostly the collection of his correspondence. I was a bit disappointed by that.
Other than that, it gives great insights on Einstein's life, his passions, his ideas, and all that stuff. Overall, it is a good book!
While I thought the story-telling was really only "C" grade, the underlying real-life story is amazing and the performance is very strong which saved the book for me. I think I've been spoiled by Ron Chernow who I think is an amazing historical biographer.