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Explore the Captivating Life of Nikola Tesla!

Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC) and other significant contributions to science. His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot - a potentially dangerous one. 

Although Tesla’s work was a major factor in the success of the second Industrial Revolution, he died alone, impoverished, and largely shunned by the scientific community that once hailed him a genius. Beset by visions, without a wife or children, Nikola Tesla’s brilliant mind changed the world, even though at the time of his death he passed unnoticed into obscurity.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:  

  • Childhood
  • Education and Early Career
  • Patents and Politics
  • The Eccentric Genius
  • Tesla’s Coil and the Niagara Contract
  • Influential Friends and the Lure of Flight
  • The Wardenclyffe Tower
  • 1914 and Beyond
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Nikola Tesla.

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

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  • Jayden
  • 23 11 2017

Great & Detailed

Tesla talks about his inventions without conceit. His ideas were so far ahead of his time that we are only just now putting some of them to use. He knew a way to supply every household and business on this earth with electricity, wirelessly. Why was that suppressed? Very interesting book.

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  • ROXY GREEN
  • 23 11 2017

Greatest Inventor

In my opinion, Tesla was the greatest inventor of all time. The dude was a total genius. The author writes briefly about memories of his youth, his education, work experience, visions, dreams and ultimately the science and visions that inspired his many inventions.

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 20 05 2018

Good to be reminded of him.

Very inspiring. It’s good to be reminded of the achievements he has made. I admired him more now as I came to understand his perceptions while he was experimenting before.

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  • fairy
  • 20 05 2018

dreamed up

Very informative bio about a true genius. His inventions are still in use today, he gave us AC current and a host of other modern devices and services that we didn't know he invented or dreamed up!

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  • chandra
  • 20 05 2018

brief history

Quick, informative listen. Very enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone wanting a brief history of Nikola Tesla.

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  • adnan
  • 20 05 2018

good subject


I thought this book was a very good overview of the life and accomplishments of Nicola Tesla. An easy listen on a fascinating subject.

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  • angel
  • 20 05 2018

fascinating


I found this book fascinating and truly enlightening - I now understand, albeit on a simplistic level, the science behind some of the most used features of our daily lives. It's sad to know that he died penniless while some household names took advantage of his unscrupulous nature.

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  • amazon
  • 20 05 2018

fantastic


What a great quick listen about Mr. Tesla. This makes look forward to doing deeper dive into who he was and how the scientific community interacted with him.

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  • adam
  • 19 05 2018

quick listen


These Hourly History book serve their purpose as a good synopsis of the person or thing.It's a quick listen lending a good sketch.

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  • mala
  • 19 05 2018

genious


I learned a lot about how many inventions had done. The man was a genius and his ideas for the future came true.

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  • Cleveden
  • 04 12 2017

An Historian, an inventor.

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He was the pioneer of the modern inventions. But he didnt able to utilize all himself.

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  • Leon
  • 30 11 2017

Another great book about a great personality.

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Unquestionably an inordinate read. I taunt to envisage what the world would be like if Nikola Tesla had been given the gratitude a funds he so merited. To learn of such a great man's life is a decency. Now this book has encouraged me to learn more about him.

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  • Cotham
  • 04 12 2017

Awesome book...

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In an expository arrangement, this portion take single from side to side the near the beginning babyhood of teals as in Croatia where he knowledgeable strange visual dream that finally gave him wonderful powers of reminiscence and hallucination to preliminary an tremor in the Newyorkcity.

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  • Mark
  • 04 12 2017

A nice guy named Tesla

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This is a great book. It gives a view into his life that most people are unaware of. Be aware, you might not think very highly of Thomas Edison after you read this book.

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  • St
  • 04 12 2017

Nikola tesla was a great inventor.

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Nikola tesla was a great inventor. He was famous because of his important inventions! History books are great informative books. In these book you can learn everything about Nikola Tesla’s life and how is became one of the most famous inventors who ever lived. Great book, I highly recommend it to everyone!

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  • Gosforth
  • 04 12 2017

Interesting interesting audible.

Would you listen to Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor again? Why?

Yes, it is much interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All

Which character – as performed by Duke Holm – was your favourite?

All

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Good book about a very important person in history. Did not realize what all he was credited with and some that he wasn't know for. Recommend to anyone.

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  • Allerton
  • 03 12 2017

Great biography of a great person.

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My first intro to Tesla was in the movie The Prestige, which I loved. I figured that wasn't the most accurate depiction of Tesla, so I sought out some books - and this one turned out to be great. Lots of detail about his early days, his motivations, and NOT just the stuff you'd find on wikipedia. Great book for a summary of Tesla's life and achievements.

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  • Blue
  • 03 12 2017

A Captivating Guide...

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This is a 5 star 'highlights' short story. I've read several books about the Great Inventor, and this quick read tells a good story of Tesla's early years and his rise to fame and the relationships with Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. Incredible scientist with over 300 US patents, yet he died penniless and in obscurity.

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  • Andrew
  • 03 12 2017

Great read with all five stars.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Of course, because everybody should know this genius personality.

What other book might you compare Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor to, and why?

no one.

Have you listened to any of Duke Holm’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, its so interesting.

Any additional comments?

Great read if interested in this area of study. I would read it again asndf probably will. Would recommend this to anyone.
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  • Rashmoor
  • 03 12 2017

A genius in the wrong century.

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Recommended to anyone who is interested in learning who the real genius was behind all of today's modern conveniences we enjoy. Good review of Tesla's life.