Nikola Tesla was a mad genius, brilliant scientist, and visionary who sparred with Thomas Edison and died insane and penniless writing love sonnets to pigeons - after bringing the world electricity as we know it.
I am deeply disappointed that someone else gave this a two star rating. I myself, when I first started listening, and realized this was a theatrical performance with the performer's own story interwoven in, was at first disappointed. I thought, what the hell is this? I want to hear an accurate biography, not some dummy's performance of some part of Tesla's life. However, as I listened, I discovered that Mike Daisey performance was MAGNIFICENT ! He is enthralling, and fascinating. His stories about his own life (in part) as well as about Nikola Tesla were all extremely well written and performed. I wish I had his story telling ability, as he can keep an audience eagerly waiting to hear what he has to say next. Now, rather than giving him a 1 or 2 star rating as I was considering in the first few minutes when I realized this is not a book, I am wishing I could give more than 5 stars to make up for the other guy (or gal) who may have had my reaction, and instead of listening on, may have quit before he realized how good this was. Definitely buy it, and listen. I'm now doing searches for more of his material, it was great!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I thought that I would hearing about the very bright and intelligent Nikola Tesla; instead I heard some smart-mouth comedian trying to be funny. I listened to the whole thing expecting more about Tesla but what a waste of money this one was. This was more about the comedian.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
great performance and comedy. Was laughing out loud throughout listening while driving and people in other cars would look at me at smile.
I bought this expecting a mildly humorous monologue of the life and times of Nikola Tesla. It is but an hour long stand up routine on the life and times of Mike Daisey. There is precious little here about Tesla himself. On balance, I don't recommend spending an hour listening to this file.