This is one of the most thorough biographies I have ever read. Expect to learn a lot about topics surrounding Tesla. It really gives you a feeling of the world around Tesla as well as the lives of the many interesting people he surrounded himself with. This telling of his life is unabridged af.
The book well written and reader does a good job, parts are too technical for the average reader.
This was fascinating story. It is very detailed, sometimes overly so, going into minute details regarding of others Tesla was interacting with. I found when discussing the technical aspects of Teslas work it was written in a way to make it understandable to laymen. It is obvious the author really understood Mr. Teslas life and detailed it precisely.
Seifer treats all of Tesla's work as products of genius. A more discriminating approach would have yielded a more nuanced and interesting picture of this intriguing man. As it is, the listeners must sort for themselves between true inventions like the polyphase alternating current motor, and crackpot schemes like death rays. Worst of all, some unquestioning listeners may take it all as literal truth.
Very detailed information about the life of Tesla. At times too much information. Still fascinating though.
I had heard of N Tesla, but knew almost nothing. This book is very complete, and that is good because Nick was an "illuminati". It was tediously long mainly because my knowledge of electronics is rudimentary. I enjoyed it the reader is awesome.
Skiped chapters glad it ended. lacked vivid excitement of the era's in which he lived. but kept lovelesd dry encylsapedic as an IEEE meeting, unvivid,
I was excited to start this book, and dove in right away. The text itself is very concise and well written, and incredibly thorough. The human interactions were colored with anecdotes and a bit of color here and there. I made it through the first half of the book ok, buy it seemed to become more a task to get through some of the more mundane details, especially concerning tangents on other characters. Overall it was good. and I probably would have rated it 5 if it were edited a bit more.
The narrator is awesome, though his character voices can at times be over the top or distracting.