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Newton

A Life of Discovery
Narrated by: Jack Nolan
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Isaac Newton is one of the most influential scientists of all time. He wrote the Principia Mathematica, which transformed our understanding of the physical world; invented calculus; and was knighted by the queen of England. Enjoy the surprising and entertaining true story of Isaac Newton, and rediscover one of history's most prolific figures.

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Short but excellent

I've read other books on Newton that had more coverage of his life, contemporaries and time, but this book was an enjoyable, shorter version. In some spots the reader sounded mechanical although still intelligible. It would be a good book to refer to for forgotten facts about Newton.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-31-17

Was expecting more

Seemed to miss out some quite important details about his personal life. It sounded like the narrator was reading from a text with his fingers running along the lines as he was reading, instead of imparting knowledge that he knew and understood.

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  • peter
  • 09-21-16

An enjoyable audio book

I've read two or three biographies of Newton and was, therefore, surprised to learn even more fascinating facts from this audio book. It's very well written and narrated. Hopefully, they'll do one on Leonardo da Vinci soon, too.