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    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

    • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Steve Jobs

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,785

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting man

    • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, not crazy about the narrator

    • By Cathi on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $47.20

    • Einstein

    • His Life and Universe
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,794

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise: Two books in one!

    • By Henrik on 04-20-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Innovators

    • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,849
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • With Atlantean Shoulders, Fit to Bear

    • By W Perry Hall on 10-06-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Steve Jobs

    • The Exclusive Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More man, less tech, might have made a better book

    • By john on 11-24-11

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Leonardo da Vinci [Spanish Edition]

    • La biografía
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Luis Solís
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Basándose en las miles de páginas de los cuadernos manuscritos de Leonardo y nuevos descubrimientos sobre su vida y su obra, Walter Isaacson teje una narración que conecta el arte de Da Vinci con sus investigaciones científicas, y nos muestra cómo el genio del hombre más visionario de la historia nació de habilidades que todos poseemos y podemos estimular, tales como la curiosidad incansable, la observación cuidadosa y la imaginación juguetona. Su creatividad, como la de todo gran innovador, resultó de la intersección entre la tecnología y las humanidades. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Verdaderamente fue un genio Leonardo Da Vinci

    • By Radames on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Steve Jobs. La biografía

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Roberto Medina
    • Length: 27 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 921
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 828
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 830

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiradora...

    • By Isaac Piedra Mercado on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $22.67

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

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edson Matus
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • inspirador y muy instructivo

    • By lincoln pico on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Kissinger

    • A Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough, well-researched and interesting bio.

    • By Maya A. on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $34.96

    • How Einstein Reinvented Reality

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Benjamin Franklin

    • An American Life
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • suffers from abridgement

    • By Douglas on 04-09-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Leonardo Da Vinci

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awe Inspiring

    • By N. Ravi Krishnan on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Wise Men

    • Six Friends and the World They Made
    • By: Evan Thomas, Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 33 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cadence

    • By Paul on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Steve Jobs

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother with the abridged version

    • By David on 11-19-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Innovators

    • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    • By: Walter Isaacson, Walter Isaacson(Introduction)
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging History of Computing

    • By P. Lafford on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Einstein

    • His Life and Universe
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-22-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • American Sketches

    • Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and Insightful - Get it

    • By Gerardo A Dada on 09-02-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Underwhelming and disappointing

    • By Keith Dow on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Profiles in Leadership

    • Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
    • By: Walter Isaacson (editor), Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians.

    Regular price: $28.00

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