AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Simon Prebble

Biography & Memoir • 22 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Every time you pick up the TV remote, you’re indebted to the electrical engineering genius of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). He championed alternating current while the world was in love with Thomas Edison, who harnessed the less efficient direct current. Tesla is largely forgotten today, but this book will help restore his reputation. Simon Prebble offers a solid reading of this sometimes excruciatingly detailed work. The author uses extensive first-person and contemporary reports. Prebble gives aural clues to these passages by affecting a kind of generic American accent when quoting Edison, George Westinghouse, and others. But he’s less successful in differentiating the words of Tesla, a Croatian-born Serb. Occasionally, listeners will be nearly at the end of a passage before realizing they’re hearing Tesla's words and not the author’s. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452602714 $44.99 • Eighteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452652719 $39.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452632711 $131.99 • Eighteen CDs

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×