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    • Steve Jobs

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 269
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      5 out of 5 stars 244
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      5 out of 5 stars 244

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!

    • By Disappointed on 2019-04-26

    Price: CDN$ 46.30

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible way to learn about history science and art

    • By Mr. Micah Peterson on 2018-03-20

    Price: CDN$ 47.03

    • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Foundation of a Father of the Republic

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-05

    Price: CDN$ 72.62

    • Einstein

    • His Life and Universe
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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      5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enlightening

    • By Jacques Huot on 2018-08-15

    Price: CDN$ 53.67

    • Léonard de Vinci

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: François Hatt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Léonard de Vinci était enfant illégitime, homosexuel, gaucher, végétarien, distrait et parfois hérétique. Cette inadéquation aux moeurs de l'époque a décuplé sa créativité. À travers les milliers de pages de ses carnets et les plus récentes découvertes des historiens, Walter Isaacson dépeint l'émergence de son génie, alimenté par une curiosité passionnée, une capacité d'observation de tous les instants et une imagination sans limites.

    Price: CDN$ 39.07

    • Steve Jobs [French Version]

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Lemmy Constantine
    • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A partir d'une quarantaine d'interviews exclusives et de multiples rencontres avec sa famille, ses proches, ses collaborateurs comme ses concurrents, Walter Isaacson a reconstitué d'une façon magistrale la vie, l'œuvre et la vision du monde d'un des plus grands innovateurs de notre XXIe siècle qui a su allier le plus haut degré de technicité avec le raffinement esthétique.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bonne histoire et la lecture

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-08-21

    Price: CDN$ 34.06

    • The Innovators

    • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson, Walter Isaacson(Introduction)
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

    Price: CDN$ 22.49

    • Kissinger

    • A Biography
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to a Gallup poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world’s imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists. Kissinger explores the relationship between this complex man's personality and the foreign policy he pursued.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-01

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Steve Jobs

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Price: CDN$ 27.77

    • The Innovators

    • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just perfect

    • By Sahil on 2018-09-26

    Price: CDN$ 47.03

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not appropriate for audio

    • By DARCY R DELAMERE on 2017-12-08

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

    • Benjamin Franklin

    • An American Life
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father. He chronicles Franklin's tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris. He also shows how Franklin helped to create the American character and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

    Price: CDN$ 26.25

    • Steve Jobs. La biografía

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Roberto Medina
    • Length: 27 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración.Tras más de cuarenta entrevistas con Steve Jobs y con un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, esta es la biografía definitiva de uno de los iconos indiscutibles de nuestro tiempo, del genio cuya creatividad, energía y perfeccionismo revolucionaron seis industrias: informática, películas de animación, música, teléfonos, tabletas y edición digital.Cuando el mundo buscaba cómo construir las bases de una economía digital, Jobs fue un símbolo de la inventiva.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excelente libro

    • By luis eduardo Martinez on 2018-10-18

    Price: CDN$ 30.47

    • Einstein (Spanish Edition)

    • Su vida y su universo [His Life and His Universe]
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Luis Solís
    • Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Escucha ahora la biografía definitiva de Albert Einstein, uno de los iconos del siglo XX y su mayor genio. 

    Price: CDN$ 28.41

    • Einstein

    • His Life and Universe
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
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    Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane.

    Price: CDN$ 31.66

    • Profiles in Leadership

    • Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson (editor), Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians.

    Price: CDN$ 35.03

    • Leonardo da Vinci [Spanish Edition]

    • La biografía
    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Luis Solís
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Basándose en las miles de páginas de los cuadernos manuscritos de Leonardo y nuevos descubrimientos sobre su vida y su obra, Walter Isaacson teje una narración que conecta el arte de Da Vinci con sus investigaciones científicas, y nos muestra cómo el genio del hombre más visionario de la historia nació de habilidades que todos poseemos y podemos estimular, tales como la curiosidad incansable, la observación cuidadosa y la imaginación juguetona. Su creatividad, como la de todo gran innovador, resultó de la intersección entre la tecnología y las humanidades. 

    Price: CDN$ 28.41

    • Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future]

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edson Matus
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En una era que busca fomentar la innovación, la creatividad y el trabajo en equipo, Los innovadores es la obra que mejor muestra cómo se producen. Tras su extraordinaria biografía de Steve Jobs, el nuevo libro de Walter Isaacson cuenta la fascinante historia de las personas que inventaron el ordenador e internet; Los innovadores está destinado a convertirse en la historia definitiva de la revolución digital y en una guía indispensable para entender cómo sucede realmente la innovación.

    Price: CDN$ 30.00

    • Leading Matters

    • Lessons from My Journey
    • Written by: John L. Hennessy, Walter Isaacson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Leading Matters, current Chairman of Alphabet (Google's parent company), former President of Stanford University, and "Godfather of Silicon Valley," John L. Hennessy shares the core elements of leadership that helped him become a successful tech entrepreneur, esteemed academic, and venerated administrator. Hennessy's approach to leadership is laser-focused on the journey rather than the destination. Each chapter in Leading Matters looks at valuable elements that have shaped Hennessy's career in practice and philosophy. 

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

    • Madison Park

    • A Place of Hope
    • Written by: Eric L. Motley, Walter Isaacson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Brandon Maloney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination, hope, and unceasing belief in the American dream taught him everything he needed for his journey to the Oval Office as a special assistant to President George W. Bush.

    Price: CDN$ 29.13

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