- A Biography of William James Sidis, America's Greatest Child Prodigy
- Narrated by: Aze Fellner
- Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-12-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Crossroad Press
Told with flair and insight ... this is his story.
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By Tom B. on 13-05-12
A tarnished national treasure lost forever
Where does The Prodigy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Among biographies, this book ranks highly and is very thorough in its treatment of the subject. A very worthwhile listen and the best that I've heard this year.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The relationship with his sister Helena was perhaps the most uplifting as she was the one person in the family who never turned her back on her brother.
What does Aze Fellner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He does a very good job of keeping the listener enthralled throughout the telling of the story. There are only two small slips of the audio whereby a sentence is repeated twice.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The book kept me captivated throughout and also served as a cautionary tale for me as a father.
Any additional comments?
The author is almost completely silent on why the father was never mentioned again, either positively or negatively after his passing. This was surprising, since the relationship seems to have been much stronger than that of the one between William and his mother.
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By Douglas on 10-09-18
of perhaps the greatest scientific and mathematical genius of all time--and how his parents and a malicious press made it all go terribly wrong. An enlightening and sobering read.