My rating is for the audiobook, not the book. I tried to get past the author/reader's monotone, machine gun speech, not to mention his reading of the word "a" like a second grader, but I couldn't. I would have liked to finish the book, but I won't be able to do that with this reader. I will have to read a print version.
I might listen again because I think most of the characters are interesting, but I'd probably read it rather than spend more time with this narrator.
I liked Cisco and Bullocks.
Listening to this narrator, you notice his clear voice, but he has an inflection the seems almost like a teenager or a surfer from my old high schools. It's difficult to describe but it was distracting for me and I will probably read the next book in the series.
The ending was well done although I thought it was predictable.
The basic story line was good, but there seemed to be a lot of repetitive events.
I enjoyed the subject but the author doesn't organize the content very well, so it takes some effort to get what he's saying. I may read it again.
Sean Pratt was not the narrator of my audio book. It was narrated by Lloyd James. I thought the narrator did a good job.
The reader was, as usual, very clear and easy to understand.
I was very interested in the content of this book. Being the biography of a genius, I didn't expect it to be exciting on every page, and it wasn't. But it was interesting on every page.
Isaacson told the Einstein story without taking off down any irrelevant rabbit holes.He stayed on track. And he did a great job explaining the scientific concepts in layman terms.
When I read or listen to a book, I hope to have learned or progressed in some way. This book was a waste of time. I don't know more or feel differently after listening to this book. I finished it, but I don't know why. The narration was good, the writing excellent and the content left me with the question "so what".
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