Isaac Newton

  • by Kathleen Krull
  • Narrated by Rachel Leslie
  • 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kathleen Krull has received numerous accolades from publications such as Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal for her biographies for young readers. Here she profiles Sir Isaac Newton - the father of calculus and the man who pioneered studies of gravity. Krull details Newton's lonely childhood, his education, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with contemporaries in this captivating and concise look at one of history's greatest geniuses.

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What the Critics Say

"The lively, conversational style will appeal to readers." (Booklist)

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Inadequate

I should have checked with friends to see just who has written a first class biography. KK has written a sketchy gloss job, a few fascinating facts being embellished to give the impression of insight. It serves as a briefing but a complete lack of thoroughness left me empty.

In addition, and here I go again, the reader's voice is laborious. Someone has told her to pronounce every syllable and the result is a monotonous cadence that further drowns any hope of an enlightening listening experience.

Recommendation? Read reviewers first and then go to Audible.
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- peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-29-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books