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  • Leonardo da Vinci | Walter Isaacson

    Leonardo da Vinci

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

    Bikerclimber says: "Isaacson uncovers Leonardo, Molina is great"
  • Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
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    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jean says: "Interesting book"
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe | Walter Isaacson

    Einstein: His Life and Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    Henrik says: "Surprise: Two books in one!"
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life | Walter Isaacson

    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself.

    Cathi says: "Good book, not crazy about the narrator"
  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution | Walter Isaacson

    The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

    Karen says: "Inspiring stories about technology & innovation"
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life | Walter Isaacson

    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
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    In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father. He chronicles Franklin's tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris. He also shows how Franklin helped to create the American character and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

    Douglas says: "suffers from abridgement"
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography | Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
  • Steve Jobs. La biografía | Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs. La biografía

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Roberto Medina
    Overall
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    La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración.Tras más de cuarenta entrevistas con Steve Jobs y con un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, esta es la biografía definitiva de uno de los iconos indiscutibles de nuestro tiempo, del genio cuya creatividad, energía y perfeccionismo revolucionaron seis industrias: informática, películas de animación, música, teléfonos, tabletas y edición digital.Cuando el mundo buscaba cómo construir las bases de una economía digital, Jobs fue un símbolo de la inventiva.

    Erin says: "Genial"
  • Leonardo da Vinci | Walter Isaacson

    Leonardo da Vinci

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius.

  • How Einstein Reinvented Reality | Walter Isaacson

    How Einstein Reinvented Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    Albert Einstein created his most famous theory amid personal strife, political tension and a scientific rivalry that almost cost him the glory of his discovery.

  • Kissinger: A Biography | Walter Isaacson

    Kissinger: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to a Gallup poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world’s imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued.

    Vicki says: "Disappointing and Tedious"
  • Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future] | Walter Isaacson

    Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future]

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Edson Matus
    Overall
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    En una era que busca fomentar la innovación, la creatividad y el trabajo en equipo, Los innovadores es la obra que mejor muestra cómo se producen. Tras su extraordinaria biografía de Steve Jobs, el nuevo libro de Walter Isaacson cuenta la fascinante historia de las personas que inventaron el ordenador e internet; Los innovadores está destinado a convertirse en la historia definitiva de la revolución digital y en una guía indispensable para entender cómo sucede realmente la innovación.

    Ernesto says: "muy descriptivo"
  • The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made | Evan Thomas,Walter Isaacson

    The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Evan Thomas, Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Reese
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    Overall
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    Six close friends shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos, and whose strong response to Soviet expansionism would leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day. In April 1945, they converged to advise an untutored new president, Harry Truman.

    Paul says: "Cadence"
  • Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (477)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    David says: "Don't bother with the abridged version"
  • American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane | Walter Isaacson

    American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. The people he writes about have an awesome intelligence, in most cases, but that is not the secret of their success.

    Gerardo says: "Enjoyable and Insightful - Get it"
  • Leonardo Da Vinci | Walter Isaacson

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution | Walter Isaacson,Walter Isaacson(Introduction)

    The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson, Walter Isaacson(Introduction)
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

    P. Lafford says: "Engaging History of Computing"
  • America After the Election | Charlie Rose,Doris Kearns Goodwin,Walter Isaacson,Jeff Greenfield,Kurt Andersen,Cokie Roberts

    America After the Election

    • ORIGINAL (52 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson, and others
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    Tonight on the program, a discussion about where America will be after the election. Charlie is joined by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Walter Isaacson, founder and C.E.O. of the Aspen Institute; Jeff Greenfield of Politico and PBS Newshour Weekend; Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC’s Studio 360; and Cokie Roberts of ABC News.

  • Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson

    Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance.

    miriela cardenas says: "Excellent summary of Steve Jobs Lessons"
  • Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Lemmy Constantine
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    A partir d'une quarantaine d'interviews exclusives et de multiples rencontres avec sa famille, ses proches, ses collaborateurs comme ses concurrents, Walter Isaacson a reconstitué d'une façon magistrale la vie, l'œuvre et la vision du monde d'un des plus grands innovateurs de notre XXIe siècle qui a su allier le plus haut degré de technicité avec le raffinement esthétique.

    Kevin Garvey says: "In French????"
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