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Difficult to recommend. Perhaps as a fact filled primer for further study of their work.
The author writes in a bullet like presentation most of the time. He did, he said, he was, etc. I consistently thought of a high-school report by an uninspired student. As you can imagine in a single book covering these six lives, there is little room for detail, but with so much material it need not be boring.
I found changes in the pronunciation of words to be annoying. It seemed on occasion to be aimed at sounding more auspicious. Perhaps the narrator was also bored.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
I love audio books and I really enjoyed this one. Though I have heard and/or read several full biographies of some of the scientist in this book I felt the author presented the material in a very compact and interesting format. The author?s theme was, I felt, the struggle most new thoughts have in being accepted and the sacrifice that society demands from our scientist in their attempt to search out the truth. For myself it brought home that these struggles are the same ones that scientist today have to deal with. It was all very enjoyable and thought provoking.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
I was wrong to assume that this book would be partitioned in a way that each chapter isolated each scientist. The general themes of angst, committment, genius and hardship shone throughout the whole book and I was pleasantly surprised to read about the various impacts and influences between each of the scientists on each other. A thoroughly enjoyable narrative that can reccommend.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I think the audiobook is let down by the reading…not a good book for anyone as its hard to listen to - read in a monotone.
Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Cullen’s performances?