Narrator Dan Cashman chalks up another win as one of the finest in the field. Team Dan up with a good writer like Bodanis and you have an enjoyable and educational experience. This is what audiobooks are all about.
The genre known as "pop" science often gets unfair treatment by professionals. Members of the scientific community forget it is OK to be entertained while learning. This audio program will not earn you a doctorate in physics but will stimulate your mind more than John Stossel ever could.
Gene bears all while recounting his life. Nothing is held back as his warmth and comic genius is woven into the fabric of the story. My expectations were high and they were exceeded. It was a wise choice to have Gene narrate the book and he pulls it off flawlessly.
Gilder Radner does not consume the contents of the book. That was a shock but does not detract from the tale in the least. Also, Gene's interesting experience with Peter Sellers was a treat to hear. Confirms some of things often said about Sellers.
Warning, there are some tear jerking moments in this book for the more sensitive types out there. It is very funny too, of course. That being said I highly recommend this book to any Wilder fan. You will gain a great deal of insight.
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