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Human history has seen many surprising and profound turning points. Our distant ancestors discovered fire and invented tools. They developed languages and writing. They built shelters, temples, and schools; sometimes warred against each other; and organized complex systems of governance, social organization, and production. Lastly, the ways that humans learned to use raw materials to create activity and resources set the stage for the most compelling and life-altering phase of the modern era, the Industrial Revolution.
 

Into this exciting historical period, two remarkable men were born. Tied by birth to different continents but connected by similar interests, each indelibly marked their generation and those that followed with their genius and foresight. This audiobook covers the war of currents and the individual lives of Tesla and Edison.
 

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about the lives of Tesla and Edison!

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  • Hasbro
  • 22-10-2018

Arduous

The Introduction is long, and then the rest of the book repeats a lot of the same information, seemingly word for word. The book needed some heavy editing. At a couple of points, the narrator is coughing into the mic.

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  • Jeremy May
  • 17-05-2018

Great story, terrible reader

Great story and information, the reader is just barely better than terrible however. Odd pauses, sniffling and coughing into the microphone, various mispronunciations.

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  • j. graves
  • 03-10-2020

The story seems repeat itself

The story seems to repeat itself several times over it would be a much shorter buck if it did not do that.

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  • Ashley Tag
  • 24-10-2019

Mispronunciations were a considerable distraction

I love historical accounts. This was well written and highly entertaining. The reader, however mispronounced so many words, I had to rewind to follow the thread. I was going to provide examples, but there were too many. I have listened to over 500 audio books and most include one or two mispronunciations (always account for cultural and dialect differences) but this was distracting.

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  • brian beirne
  • 24-02-2019

Not what I thought

This was two mini biographies and a SHORT description of the AC/DC conflict. I thought it would be a more detailed discussion of the competition. It wasn’t.

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  • Jasmine N
  • 23-04-2018

Amazing Review

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Amazing review of the development of the lighting industry. very good in depth narrative during the early years of electricity. would recommend to those interested in Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. great book.

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  • Sierra Brandon
  • 23-04-2018

Interesting book

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An interesting book that raises many historical points of which I was totally unaware.

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  • endures jacob
  • 21-04-2018

Written in an informal style!!!

Very much enjoyed the human side of a very technical tale. Thought it was written in a very engaging way. Would especially recommend for those who have studied electricity in school, but certainly, electrical knowledge is not required.

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  • tasha
  • 20-04-2018

It contained information

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It is a very interesting book and I learned a lot of things that I never knew. I am an electrical engineer and found this book to have a wealth of information about the beginnings of electric power distribution.

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  • Silver love
  • 20-04-2018

Enjoyed the book very much

it's short, had info I didn't know about Tesla's documented accomplishments, An interesting book that raises many historical points of which I was totally unaware.

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  • Aria
  • 23-04-2018

All Five Stars

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A five stars’ treatment for this book by me as everything in this book is incredible. The explanations are out of this world and the narrator has done an excellent job as well.

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  • RR
  • 23-04-2018

Now I Recommend This Book :)

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One of my friends suggested this book to me indeed and I'm really thankful to him. I like the way this author explained the lives of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Loved it.

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  • Rory Liam
  • 23-04-2018

Well Done

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The author has done a great job be describing the facts about some really important personalities in terms of inventions. I recommend this book.

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  • James
  • 23-04-2018

An In-Depth Book

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Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, both are great men but this author has given the reader an opportunity to learn these two personalities in-depth.

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  • Jenson
  • 23-04-2018

Great Book For Everyone

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It is a great book to learn about both these amazing men. It's a nice and easy book to understand and I definitely recommend it to a person looking to learn something new.

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  • I.Ibrahim
  • 23-04-2018

History

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Great sketch for kids who are wanting to get the history for each of these great men Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

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  • Joshua Arlo
  • 23-04-2018

Well-Written Book

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The book is well written and tells of a Telsa that is nearly autistic. Which is a point of view that I had never thought? Edison almost absentminded and egotistical. This is a must-have book.

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  • Harper
  • 23-04-2018

Talented Men

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Two talented men whose intelligence provided quite a few discoveries that made life better for society.

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  • Darzi Jesse
  • 23-04-2018

Definitely Good Book

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It is definitely an excellent book about two great men - Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. This book should be needed to be in the school.

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  • Sienna
  • 23-04-2018

Very Informative Book

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I already knew a bit about Tesla and Edison, but only the truly public material. The features in this edition add so much knowledge about their tumultuous association and their careers.

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