Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"... starts on a high note and gets better to the very end."--Wall Street Journal
"Starred Review."--Publishers Weekly
Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius. Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life, showing why people have much to learn from him. His combination of science, art, technology, and imagination remains an enduring recipe for creativity.
Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781508241980
Characteristics: 14 sound discs (1020 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Molina, Alfred 1953-

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Apr 05, 2018

Major kudos to the reader whose narration is distinguished by consistently proper pronunciation of non-English words and names !
In my experience with audiobooks, this is extremely rare.
The sole exception being his mispronounciaton of the Italian city of Pavia in which the second syllable is supposed to be stressed rather than the first.

As of this writing, April, 2018, there are major skips on two tracks of disc one .

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