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Explore the Captivating Life of Nikola Tesla!

Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC) and other significant contributions to science. His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot - a potentially dangerous one. 

Although Tesla’s work was a major factor in the success of the second Industrial Revolution, he died alone, impoverished, and largely shunned by the scientific community that once hailed him a genius. Beset by visions, without a wife or children, Nikola Tesla’s brilliant mind changed the world, even though at the time of his death he passed unnoticed into obscurity.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:  

  • Childhood
  • Education and Early Career
  • Patents and Politics
  • The Eccentric Genius
  • Tesla’s Coil and the Niagara Contract
  • Influential Friends and the Lure of Flight
  • The Wardenclyffe Tower
  • 1914 and Beyond
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Nikola Tesla.

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

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definitely good


The best thing about this book was how little time it took to be listen. If someone told me long ago I could learn so much about history (a particular subject I was never fond of) by investing so little time, I would be a history expert by now. I will definitely listen more books like this in the future

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Great & Detailed

Tesla talks about his inventions without conceit. His ideas were so far ahead of his time that we are only just now putting some of them to use. He knew a way to supply every household and business on this earth with electricity, wirelessly. Why was that suppressed? Very interesting book.

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Greatest Inventor

In my opinion, Tesla was the greatest inventor of all time. The dude was a total genius. The author writes briefly about memories of his youth, his education, work experience, visions, dreams and ultimately the science and visions that inspired his many inventions.

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Extraordinary

My first book on Tesla and I’ve never been this satisfied. Nikola Tesla is a true genius and I appreciate the author for coming up with a great biography like this. We ought to be reminded of our history every once in a while.

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This neat guide passed my expectation.

For the most part, it has kept me absorbed and motivated with his scientific methods and ideas. I got this book in the first place, because the publisher, Captivating History comes up with good works. This passed my expectation again.

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Unique info

An interesting look into Nikola Tesla’s admirable inventions. Shares unique information about him that many people aren’t unaware of.

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simple guide

The format is simple, starting with his birth through death in an easy to have, engaging and interesting format. I enjoyed the " familiar" feel of it and how smoothly it flowed from chapter to chapter

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interesting


I really enjoyed this quick listen Would have liked a few more insightful details, but good non the less enjoy

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great work


I didn't know until today that someone could write such a vast life in such a small note.....I wish I had a brain like your's.....great work

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concise informations

Very well explained book. Concise and informative. Good way to know about Tesla without listening a massive volume. Nice, simple language.

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  • Cleveden
  • 12-04-17

An Historian, an inventor.

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He was the pioneer of the modern inventions. But he didnt able to utilize all himself.

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  • Leon
  • 11-30-17

Another great book about a great personality.

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Unquestionably an inordinate read. I taunt to envisage what the world would be like if Nikola Tesla had been given the gratitude a funds he so merited. To learn of such a great man's life is a decency. Now this book has encouraged me to learn more about him.

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  • Cotham
  • 12-04-17

Awesome book...

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In an expository arrangement, this portion take single from side to side the near the beginning babyhood of teals as in Croatia where he knowledgeable strange visual dream that finally gave him wonderful powers of reminiscence and hallucination to preliminary an tremor in the Newyorkcity.

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  • Mark
  • 12-04-17

A nice guy named Tesla

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This is a great book. It gives a view into his life that most people are unaware of. Be aware, you might not think very highly of Thomas Edison after you read this book.

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  • 12-04-17

Nikola tesla was a great inventor.

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Nikola tesla was a great inventor. He was famous because of his important inventions! History books are great informative books. In these book you can learn everything about Nikola Tesla’s life and how is became one of the most famous inventors who ever lived. Great book, I highly recommend it to everyone!

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  • Gosforth
  • 12-04-17

Interesting interesting audible.

Would you listen to Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor again? Why?

Yes, it is much interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All

Which character – as performed by Duke Holm – was your favourite?

All

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Good book about a very important person in history. Did not realize what all he was credited with and some that he wasn't know for. Recommend to anyone.

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  • Allerton
  • 12-03-17

Great biography of a great person.

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My first intro to Tesla was in the movie The Prestige, which I loved. I figured that wasn't the most accurate depiction of Tesla, so I sought out some books - and this one turned out to be great. Lots of detail about his early days, his motivations, and NOT just the stuff you'd find on wikipedia. Great book for a summary of Tesla's life and achievements.

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  • Blue
  • 12-03-17

A Captivating Guide...

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This is a 5 star 'highlights' short story. I've read several books about the Great Inventor, and this quick read tells a good story of Tesla's early years and his rise to fame and the relationships with Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. Incredible scientist with over 300 US patents, yet he died penniless and in obscurity.

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  • Andrew
  • 12-03-17

Great read with all five stars.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Of course, because everybody should know this genius personality.

What other book might you compare Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor to, and why?

no one.

Have you listened to any of Duke Holm’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, its so interesting.

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Great read if interested in this area of study. I would read it again asndf probably will. Would recommend this to anyone.
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  • Rashmoor
  • 12-03-17

A genius in the wrong century.

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Recommended to anyone who is interested in learning who the real genius was behind all of today's modern conveniences we enjoy. Good review of Tesla's life.

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  • PETER
  • 11-27-17

The indomitable work of a Genius

A short and fascinating tale of one of the brightest minds in the field of electricity generation and propagation of the 20th century. The brilliant work of Tesla in the use of solar energy has been brought to fruition by Elon Musk in the Tesla electric car,truck and planned mass transit vehicle. The trials and tribulations encountered by Tesla born of the envy and greed of his comprtitors and unfavourable press their wealthy backers funded, were in the main overcome by Tesla’s persistence and self evident superior inventions. The indomitable genius of his work has been brought to fruition by the endeavours of Elon Musk as evidenced by the Tesla electric car, truck and planned mass transit vehicle. Tesla’s story, like his work, is focused and enjoyable leaving one with a feeling of triumph for a genius whose life’s work is enduring while motivating other inventors 75 years after his passing. Perhaps Tesla’s spiritual belief and experiences in far reaching communications beyond known wireless frequencies will manifest itself in futuristic scientific work yet to be published.