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A boring story of how the author decided to write the book, but contains nothing from the book. I was disappointed that the rating selection above didn't offer the option of zero.
I agree with others. The title is misleading, there is little about the subject, it is more about the life of the author. When she really starts to get into interesting information about Empires of light, the time runs out.
If Dr. Jill Jonnes would have spent a little more time talking about her research on the title, and a little less talking about herself, this would have been good. She obviously has the knowledge, but it was at least 25 minutes into the CD before she even began talking about Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse. Too bad! It was a disappointment. Pick some other bios on these great inventors.
This lecture is more about how Dr. Jonnes came up with the idea for the book and offers very little content from the book itself. She's an interesting lecturer, but I was really looking forward to hearing more about the Edison/Tesla rivalry.
Total waste of my time! This is the worst CD I have ever listened to. The author talks about herself most of the time and there is very little about the subjects in the book.
Jill Jonnes is a very pleasant speaker with a great sense of detail and drama. The lecture takes you through her experience of writing this book and the others that preceded it. It ends up being an advertisement for the book, but I was disappointed that I did not learn much about the subject - the history of the electricity industry and the stories of its dominant players.