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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. 

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. 

With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system that the company would eventually market. Attempting to develop inventions he could patent and market, Tesla conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He also built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first ever exhibited. Tesla became well known as an inventor and would demonstrate his achievements to celebrities and wealthy patrons at his lab, and was noted for his showmanship at public lectures.

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A true Genius

This is a great way to be introduced to one of the greatest Inventors and a unique individual who had amazing creativity.

The Narrator does a great job in giving this quick book to listeners in a way that would hold their interest.


Unlike other Inventors and thinkers in America must people only know this man from the Company that makes
Electric Cars but he had a variety of interests and many Inventions.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Great Voice artist

The talented voice artist brings the autobiography to life with just the right tone and rhythm. Well done.

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Tesla

This was a good autobiography.I enjoyed hearing Mr Teslas stories of childhood and how things affected him.Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. was a good narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Amazing insight into the mind of a genius

I have always been a admirer of Nikola Tesla. His inventions and his talent have been unmatched throughout history, and even though many people ignore it, the modern world we live in today has many things to thank Tesla, even though other became more famous than him.

Listening to this book felt like a privilege. I found amazing being able to listen to his thoughts and the way he had to understand the world. His mind’s eye was something incredible, and his creative process left me completely astonished. It is such a pity that he didn’t get the fame and money he deserved, not only because he was a total genius, but also because he wanted to make a better world for everyone. He was a also visionary, predicting the internet and other modern inventions.

Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. did an excellent job narrating this book, not only becoming Tesla, but also narrating the story in a compelling voice that kept me interested. He used a very subtle accent that made me believe I was listening to Tesla himself. It was just spot on.

The book is quite short, and left me wanting for more. It’s a must read for anyone into science or with a curious mind in general. The only setback I found is that it lacks the images present on the written version, and which are mentioned in the text.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Tesla on Tesla is GREAT! Fascinating Man!

If you want a good account of Tesla, read this one. I really really enjoyed it, and learned a lot about him and his story. A fascinating look into a brilliant man. I loved the writing, and the narration, and think it's definitely worth a listen/read if you want to know more about Tesla, his life, and how it all worked. Awesome!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Tesla as told by Tesla

Accounts in autobiographies must always be taken with a grain of salt. Tesla, as brilliant as he was, still falls into the trap of human pride and so at times comes off as almost ludicrously arrogant, such as when he claims that his weight never fluctuated one pound for over 30 years of adulthood, or that his abstinence from sex imbued him with increased dexterity.

However, that is always the curse of autobiographies: everyone wants to put themselves into the best light. As such, it's more important to view this less as a factual history, and more of an insight into the mind behind the man who nearly made electricity free. Tesla believed that his 'magnifying transmitter', colloquially known as a Tesla Coil, would become his greatest invention, not just for economical purposes but for humanitarian benefits.

Interestingly, despite Tesla's bad luck with stolen patents, most notoriously losing them to Thomas Edison, Tesla speaks very little of Edison, of which mentions not one of the slights against the Serbian-American inventor.

Stephen Aulridge, Jr narrates the autobiography clearly, concisely, and with enough energy that can keep one focused on words written nearly a century ago, a world very different from modern culture; where humanity had only achieved heavier-than-air flight less than two decades prior, the Versailles treaty had just ended the "War to End All Wars" barely six months before publication; and America's (white) women had just gained the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment.

**I was provided with a free promotional copy, at my request, and have voluntarily left a fair and honest review**

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Interesting autobiography

This audiobook offers an insightful, interesting look into the mind of Nikola Tesla. If you want to learn more about this man as a person and a historic figure, this is an excellent account.

The narrator delivers a smooth, clear, professional reading of this book. I appreciated that the narration was well paced so the narration didn't get boring. His inflection and tone are pleasant and enjoyable.

My husband and I enjoyed this audiobook while on a road trip. We found plenty of topics to discuss and it was nice to discover an audiobook we both appreciated.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Remarkable man!

I've always been interested in the Edison/Tesla inventions and have always wondered about Tesla's life. He was an extraordinary mind and well ahead of his time in many aspects. He was also very eccentric in many ways. This book sheds light on his childhood and the things that happened to him that helped make him into the man he became. I enjoyed hearing about his life through his eyes. I think he might have been a little crazy too!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Great Read

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla was a great read. This book not only talked about Tesla's life but also the work of Tesla. This was mostly written as Tesla wrote for Electrical Expiramenter Magazine when her was 63 years old.

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a real treat

its rare that a narrator hits just the right tone, but this one achieves this. a very nice work.