The ebullient calliope music and jaunty tone of narrator Greg Tremblay that begin this audiobook belie the import of its world-changing topic. Listening to technical explanations of the inventors' discoveries in Tremblay's even diction and smooth phrasing helps listeners understand the details of the race between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nicola Tesla to establish the foundation for our nation's power grid. Listeners are given a way to differentiate between A/C and D/C with examples, including details on animal testing and the electric chair, that are communicated calmly and authoritatively. This lets the listener know just how important electricity is and leaves them with an understanding of how the interactions of these men changed the lives of every person who has come since. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2019
CD ISBN 9781974925131 $39.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781974925148 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $34.99
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