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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (171 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sherwin Nuland, Sherwin B. Nuland Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2000 ISBN: 9781415910825
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In Leonardo Da Vinci, Sherwin Nuland completes his 20-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was a painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. What was it that propelled Leonardo's insatiable curiosity? Nuland finds clues in his subject's art, relationships, and scientific studies. He detects the siren voice that so often lured the great artist into the arms of science—Leonardo's fascination with anatomy, first as the basis for his paintings and then as the crucial component in his aim to systematize all knowledge of nature. Scholarly and passionate, Nuland's Leonardo Da Vinci takes us deep into the first truly modern, empirical mind, one that was centuries ahead of its time.

"Nuland's ability to distill one of the greatest minds ever into its pure essence is truly awe-inspiring."—Time Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Edwards | 1/9/2014

    " It's a fine short biography, a good introduction to da Vinci. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirk Bower | 1/4/2014

    " Short but very comprehensive. I didn't crack any codes, but I was never good at that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Hilley | 1/2/2014

    " This book started well, but then the writing became awkward with a lot of jumping ahead in time, then coming back, which destroyed the chronology of the book and made it hard to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meltha | 12/9/2013

    " A biography of da Vinci written from the point of view not of an art historian or "da Vinci code" expert, but a biologist. This is da Vinci the scientist. The man was, without a doubt, brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 12/7/2013

    " A fascinating person, but this book is tough to get through, since Sherwim Nuland is not a professional biographer or historian. He gave it a good effort, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/4/2013

    " I liked this short, focused biography; it made me think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K8e | 11/27/2013

    " Written for art historians/serious art scholars. It's got a little interesting info, whole lotta boring. You might need a dictionary while reading this one too... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 9/24/2013

    " What a mind, true genius!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 11/19/2012

    " I learned a LOT about Da Vinci by reading this little book. Fun to read, fun to think about. Surprise yourself! Get a copy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice Verberne | 9/2/2012

    " Interesting information about the life of the artist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 7/12/2012

    " A fairly good, albeit not very comprehensive, biography of the great artist (and then-some). A bit distracting because it goes back and forth in time, but a pretty good first introduction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melody | 7/11/2012

    " Thin, short and not particularly compelling. I understand that there isn't much biographical information available, and I think Nuland gave it the old college try, but this just didn't work for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 3/22/2012

    " I didn't really enjoy this book as I did many others. It just didn't grab my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/7/2011

    " Mostly a lot of, "Wow, wasn't Leonardo AMAZING!!!" Focused largely on his studies of anatomy, which I hadn't known much about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/17/2011

    " Interesting information about the life of the artist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 12/23/2010

    " I learned a LOT about Da Vinci by reading this little book. Fun to read, fun to think about. Surprise yourself! Get a copy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 11/2/2010

    " This book started well, but then the writing became awkward with a lot of jumping ahead in time, then coming back, which destroyed the chronology of the book and made it hard to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 9/30/2010

    " Mostly a lot of, "Wow, wasn't Leonardo AMAZING!!!" Focused largely on his studies of anatomy, which I hadn't known much about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/25/2010

    " I liked this short, focused biography; it made me think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 7/29/2010

    " A fairly good, albeit not very comprehensive, biography of the great artist (and then-some). A bit distracting because it goes back and forth in time, but a pretty good first introduction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K8e | 11/4/2009

    " Written for art historians/serious art scholars. It's got a little interesting info, whole lotta boring. You might need a dictionary while reading this one too... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meltha | 6/6/2009

    " A biography of da Vinci written from the point of view not of an art historian or "da Vinci code" expert, but a biologist. This is da Vinci the scientist. The man was, without a doubt, brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melody | 3/18/2009

    " Thin, short and not particularly compelling. I understand that there isn't much biographical information available, and I think Nuland gave it the old college try, but this just didn't work for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 7/29/2007

    " What a mind, true genius!!! "

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About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.