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Ben

TIPP CITY, OH, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (786)
    Story
    (773)

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    Jean says: "Tesla was a hundred years ahead of his time"
    "High Hopes"
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    What would have made Wizard better?

    If the book were written like a a story as opposed to a History lecture.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marc J. Seifer again?

    Not Likely.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I feel from this reading he is a talented narrator. reading a poorly written book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator did a good job reading a history text book.


    Any additional comments?

    I had very high hopes for this book. Nikola Tesla was an amazing inventor and visionary. I really wanted to love a book that told his life story. Unfortunately, the book reads like a 22 hour long history lecture. I would have expected a man who's life was as pivotal as Tesla's to have a more story like quality. Some how the book manages to pile fact upon fact in an unending drudgery of point to point history. This book I think would have been everything i'd hoped if it read more like a story of Tesla's life as opposed to a fact sheet peppered with quotes from Tesla and his contemporaries. I dare say I'm sad I used a credit to buy it. Like I said I really really wanted this to be a great book... it's just not.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Wayne June
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (94)

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft has been hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern horror and a cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven, and Stephen King, just to name a few.

    Michael says: "Good Listen"
    "Wayne June is terrifying"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Volume 3 to be better than the print version?

    Don't know didn't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Volume 3 to and why?

    The other volumes in the series


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Wanted to but was unable too.


    Any additional comments?

    Wayne June's narration of Lovecraft is absolutely terrifying. It makes the listening experience that much better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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