Special Collections Librarian at the Marion H. Skidmore Library, Digital Director of The Skeptiseum, co-host of The Thirteenth Four podcast.
This was a well written book on a fascinating topic, and I really appreciate that it was narrated in such an easy to listen to manner. It made things more interesting, such as the discussion of the correspondence between Newton and Leibniz. Well done.
Because this is a book set in Britain, the narrator should have been British, or at least an American with a somewhat lighter, less ponderous voice. The narrator's voice had such a slow, gritty quality, scraping over vowels like gravel rolling in a barrel and ending on strange high notes in odd places. I own more than 250 books, and this is the first one that I've ever had to actually stop listening to because the narrator's voice drove me crazy.
This is the more-nonfiction version of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson, which I thoroughly enjoyed. That book is more historical fiction, and includes characters who live and work alongside Newton and Hook. (And it's narrated by a Brit)
Another narrator with a higher-pitched voice.
I only made it through the first hour. The content seemed pretty good, but the voice was definitely not matched to the content.
Fascinating history of amazing achievement, remarkable scholars and tender egos.
This is particularly interesting for those with a mathematical bent. The stories of the discovery of calculus and of the relationships of structures of the universes to each other are fascinating.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
a history of how the great minds of the 1600 brought us modern physics and mathematics. I would really love to try an dread some of the original texts of the "math-Masters". to think in the 1600's people could calculate the position of the moon in relationship to the earth within inches...
What a wonderful View of the world as it was, and how it shaped the world that is. An astounding perspective that brings a new appreciation for the mind and persona of a remarkable man and his contemporaries that changed it all.
The author provides a great balance between presentation of the human side of the scientists along with their theories and principles that continue to affect the modern world. Is very entertaining, quite insightful, and well worth the time and effort to read. truly time well spent!