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Author: Marie Benedict Narrator: Mozhan Marnò Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9780735209244
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In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mozhan Marno deftly performs Mitza’s feelings, which range from uncertainty to determination, in the male-dominated world of math and science, and to joy when she falls in love with Albert. Marno’s steady pacing keeps the listener engaged.”


  • “Benedict paints a portrait of a complex and sympathetic woman, captured vibrantly by narrator Mozhan Marno. Verdict: Highly recommended for fiction audiences.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Many will enjoy Benedict’s feminist views and be fascinated by the life of an almost unknown woman.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Takes you into Mileva’s heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men.”


  • “In her compelling novel…Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind him was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Iintimate and immersive….Prepare to be moved by this provocative history of a woman whose experiences will resonate with today’s readers.”

    Library Journal

  • An October 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • A Pop Sugar Pick
  • A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Fall 2016
  • Indie Next List Selection for Reading Groups

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About the Narrator

Mozhan Marnò is an Iranian American film and television actress, most notably appearing in Charlie Wilson’s War and Bones. Her audiobook narrations have won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.