Great Inventors and their Inventions

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100028367
Released: Oct 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9789629543761
Narrator/s: Benjamin Soames
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different - quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn - but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. It is a fascinating account for younger listeners.

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Author(s): David Angus
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

Professional reviews

"Ingenious minds will find plenty of inspiration in this audiobook, featuring Archimedes, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and other inventors. Narrator Benjamin Soames's unhurried tones of quiet wonder add drama to the stories of men who influenced history with their gadgets. While Soames uses a factual style of delivery, his presentation is well suited to the extended biographies, and his voice reveals personal interest in the subject matter that will surely be transferred to listeners. The period music separating the inventors' biographies is an effective addition. Even listeners who don't usually choose nonfiction audio will find something to fascinate them. C.A. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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