You no longer follow Ryan

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Ryan

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Ryan

ratings
2
REVIEWS
1
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
0

  • The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ernest Freeberg
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The late 19th century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the light bulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity.

    Ryan says: "Not about ingenuity"
    "Not about ingenuity"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Age of Edison better?

    I read most of this book, and it was more of the business of competition, rather than the challenge of discovery. While I understand the need to establish why gas-lighting is bad, arc-lighting wasn't any good, the amount of time spent on both of those and the idea that it was simply free-trade financiers who got Edison to "win," is really not the real story I was looking for. I don't think I learned anything about Edison.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ernest Freeberg again?

    don't know.


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.