• by Marc J. Seifer
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.


What the Critics Say

"Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Spell binding and I'm an Engineer

What did you like most about Wizard?

I enjoyed the linking of the dates to world events. I found the story itself very interesting, I found the observations insightful and I found it quite heart breaking that such a great inventor was frustrated by greedy financiers who had no vision.
Although I will accept Tesla needed strong management to keep him on message.

What other book might you compare Wizard to, and why?

many that have not been recorded yet I'd love to hear Da Vinci's life story or Baron De Fourier, or Countess Lovelace.

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


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

pretty much

Any additional comments?

More of the same please biographies of Newton, Einstein, Hitler, Stalin, keep um coming!

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- Goronwy-Wyn

Nice to finally know the full story...

of such an inspiring and yet human individual, who's work touches us every single day.
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- James Kehoe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio