A great listen, I have already recommended this book to several people. In fact, I was so moved that I need to read the book as well.
We have heard stories about Einstein, unfortunately these stories are tales and legends or simple not true.
Einstein is a deep man, some one I would have like to have known. There is so much I did not know about him, such as his defense of Civil Rights in the USA. To his way with women.
As well, I chose this book because of my love of physics and it did not disappoint.
Get it, you will love it, the only disappointment will be when it comes to an end, 21 hours never went by so quickly!
I always liked Albert. Since I was a young boy, I always considered him to be the greatest man that ever lived. I did know many things about his live, but in this book I found a few more. It provided a different vision of the man, finding out things about his personality provides a different incite about the full picture of his life. This is a good book, make sure you like him enough, it is a long reading, but the time passes quickly. It's all relative i guess.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Thorough and just the right mix of the personal and the scientific.
I have absolutely no issue with the details and length of Isaacson's book, but I agree with a few of the other reviewers that it became a slog at times to listen to this. Having not heard the abridged version, I can only say that the Einstein story is worth listening to, but if you have time issues don't go with the unabridged or you will probably not finish it. Perhaps in this case better to hear the story to completion by using the abridged version.
Plenty of insight into Einstein's scientific breakthroughs, his personal successes and failings, his political and social thinking, and what drove him to keep working on an ultimately unsuccessful grand unified theory for over 2 decades. You wouldn't want to have been married to him, but the book does make me wish I could have known him!
inspiring,moving and surprising book . Einstein
not only the scientist but the "rebel" ,principled and visionary, giant of a man.
I very much enjoyed the book and narration. The layout and progression of Einsteins life was logical with very few deviations that forced me to recall a previous portion of the book. Like all my audio books I listened to it twice.
I had this book for almost a year & I finally finished it. This is an excellent book very well narrated. This is a good read for anyone who is interested in one of the greatest minds of all times. His scientific & poltical views are as important today as they were almost 70 years ago.
The story of Albert Einstein's life was such an enjoyable read that it was hard to stop listening. The author did an excellent job combining stories of Einsteins personal life with his scientific accomplishments and kept the reader/listener interested and engaged throughout the many hours of the book. Definitely recommendable even for repeat listening.