Rob Shapiro has a resonant voice, and his narration style--thoughtful and deliberate--suits this unauthorized biography of futurist Buckminster Fuller. Shapiro performs the sometimes difficult text, full of geometrical concepts and Fullerisms, with careful pacing and apt timing that allow the listener to take in Fuller's long, packed, and exceptional life. From the same family as Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller, Buckminster was socially connected but never financially secure. The author is out to set the record straight. He questions Fuller's memory, veracity, and integrity. Yet in the end, the creator of the geodesic dome, the coiner of "Spaceship Earth" and "synergy," comes through as flawed but immensely energetic, gifted, and visionary. No hagiography here but a compelling listen. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780062947253 $38.99
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