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  • A Captivating Guide to the War of the Currents and the Life of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Tesla vs Edison

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Duke Holm
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Summary

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
  • 22-10-18

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
  • 17-05-18

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
  • 03-10-20

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
  • 24-10-19

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
  • 24-02-19

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
  • 23-04-18

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
  • 23-04-18

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
  • 21-04-18

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
  • 20-04-18

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
  • 20-04-18

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.