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Rick

Bothell, WA | Member Since 2010

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  • The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Randall E. Stross
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (170)

    At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Newspapers proclaimed his genius in glowing personal profiles and quipped that “the doctor has been called” because the great man “has not invented anything since breakfast.” But Edison's greatest invention may have been his own celebrity.

    Richard Daniel says: "Fast paced account of Edison"
    "Well written and full of historical tidbits"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    this book was a bit overlong and had too many details that didnt help tell the story in some places.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    After listening to this book I will be a permanent fan of Grover Gardner. He's not particularly varied in his voice performance but he's very comforting and easy to listen to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "We've invented a movie, about a book that was invented to tell the story of an inventor who didn't really invent much!!"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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