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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (530 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikola Tesla Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2017 ISBN: 9781538506677
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Written by Nikola Tesla at the age of sixty-three, this autobiography is a fascinating glimpse into the interior life of a man who may have contributed more to the fields of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead, a man certainly possessed of genius, and one who some consider the most important man of the twentieth century.

My Inventions is a firsthand account not only of the art and science behind the conception, execution, and reception of Tesla’s most famous inventions but of his early life and first creative efforts as well. History buffs, science enthusiasts, backyard inventors, and anyone who has ever dared to dream big will be thrilled to hear this engaging, informative, and uniquely humorous autobiography.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[The] father of radio and of modern power transmission and generation.”

    New York Times on the author

  • “Contrary to popular belief, Gugliemo Marconi is not responsible for radio as we know it. And Thomas Alva Edison was not the one to bring reliable electrical currents into homes and industries. Instead it was the work of Nikola Tesla, now a virtual unknown, that catapulted the world into the future.”

    New York Times on the author

  • “No one knows of Tesla, yet his work has changed all our lives…The high-tech conveniences we take for granted—the cellular phone and television, for example—would not exist without Tesla.”

    Dr. Marc Seifer, author of Wizard, on the author

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph Saborio | 2/16/2014

    " It seems to me as if Tesla was a pretty funny guy, and a bit nutty. Reading his autobiography, I get the feeling that, at the turn of the century (19th-20th), some decisions were made (by whom?) regarding energy sources that have us where we are now, and that, if Tesla and certain others(?) had had more of a say, we would be living in a much different world. Maybe we would have arrived here (or at a semblance of it) even earlier (1950, throwing out a random year). Maybe I'm succumbing to paranoia... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eva Cg | 2/14/2014

    " Meh. Whatever, especially the end review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niranj Vaidyanathan | 1/29/2014

    " Very interesting book. If you know who Tesla was and what his contributions are, I'd strongly recommend reading this book. The book talks about his early life, and he discusses how applied science to solve real world problems, and later on his inventions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Piotr Zurek | 1/19/2014

    " An interesting read for many reason but most of all for giving the reader a view of how Tesla perceived himself and the "role" he had to play in this world. Makes you wish he could live now and have all possible resources at his disposal. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting, but Tesla doesn't make the best autobiographer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabe | 1/3/2014

    " The man doesn't age! There are photos of him from about 18 to 66 and he looks the exact same! He could also design, build and test machines inside his head -- if a single part was out of balance he would know before he ever put it together. Plus he masters the forces of the universe, created wireless electricity and speaks to you in that crazed early 20th century mad professor talk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake Ballard | 12/3/2013

    " Awesome book. I loved getting to see how mad scientist thinks. I learned a lot about Tesla that I did not know. He was a very interesting man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/2/2013

    " Odd man, odd time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaa Khazneh | 11/26/2013

    " Not a great piece of writing, but priceless none the less, a great peek into the mind of one of the pinnacles of engineering and science. how he saw the world and people around him, and more importantly how he saw himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 11/26/2013

    " Since this is the internet I'm not allowed to do anything other than love this Tesla book. It's fun, though. Think I'm more intrigued by the shift from Tesla the man to Tesla the meme god than anything else, mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ujjwol | 9/18/2013

    " A short intriguing autobiography by the man himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 7/18/2013

    " Nikola Tesla should stick to science. He wasn't the greatest writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariano Zamora | 4/28/2013

    " Really ineresting way of knowing how a genius' mind works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 graham | 1/20/2013

    " Hearing his life in his own words is pretty amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 5/28/2012

    " Interesting short description of Tesla. It goes quick so I suppose it's worth reading, but still leaves me wanting to know more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha | 3/10/2012

    " An amazing book by a fantastic scientist. This book is highly enjoyable, though at times too technical for me to understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SB Stokes | 2/7/2012

    " Strange and confusing that this man isn't well known and recognized as the father of modern electrical and electronic technology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viktor Szathmary | 11/18/2011

    " Amazing autobiography of a highly lucid but somewhat deranged inventor. Insipringly clear thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Rosales | 9/5/2011

    " A great book, i thought it would read like a tech manual. Was surprised by the book and the ease of the read what a remarkable man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/4/2011

    " I knew nothing about Tesla before reading this except that David Bowie played him in The Prestige and that he did stuff with electricity. After reading this, I would like to learn more. He seems like the Rasputin of science. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marek | 7/17/2011

    " A good short book if you want to have a little peek into the mind of a great inventor that changed the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zac Stewart | 5/13/2011

    " A brief window into the mind of a genius. This is an awesome read if you ever feel worried about making your mark on the wold. He never mentions worrying about where the money will come from or trying to market his ideas, he just created tirelessly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/2/2010

    " Really interesting look into the mind of a slightly neurotic scientist and inventor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 6/5/2009

    " Find out about Nikola Tesla's life through his own words. You can feel his passion for invention and engineering in his narration. Slightly dramatic, but very inspiring, representation of Tesla's mind and adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheik | 3/28/2009

    " This man invented almost everything we have today....If only Edison had joined with him to light up the world, and give us affordable energy.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/11/2008

    " I think it's fair to say that it was *not* shocking whatsoever that Tesla was OCD, suffered from temporal hallucinations, and was a precocious child.
    -m
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 7/8/2008

    " Good read. Too brief on descriptions though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 6/23/2008

    " Key insights into the mind of Tesla who is perhaps one of the greatest tragic figures and most brilliant minds in American history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SB | 6/13/2008

    " Strange and confusing that this man isn't well known and recognized as the father of modern electrical and electronic technology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 graham | 8/30/2006

    " Hearing his life in his own words is pretty amazing. "

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About the Author
Author Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the development of the alternating-current electrical system, which made the universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. His invention of the induction motor underlies the modern electrical power industry.

About the Narrator

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.