Burke Fanari

Fayetteville, Arkansas United States
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  • Struck by Genius

  • How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
  • By: Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

The remarkable story of an ordinary man who was transformed when a traumatic injury left him with an extraordinary gift. No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. Yet Padgett wasn’t born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It has raised my conscience about synaesthesia.

  • By Burke Fanari on 08-25-14

It has raised my conscience about synaesthesia.

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Reviewed: 08-25-14

Would you listen to Struck by Genius again? Why?


What did you like best about this story?

The determination Jason ultimately found. I wasn't aware of synaesthesia, but now I do. I'm glad I listened to this book.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Cummings and Kate Rudd – was your favorite?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jason took the time to understand the guys with Cerebral Palsy.

Any additional comments?

Jason makes me wish I was good in science.