Excellent! Very comprehensive and sympathetic portrayal of a complicated genius. The exhaustive treatment of Oppenheimer’s flirtation with communism was perhaps given more extensive treatment than was warranted, as it could have been treated in a more summery fashion. But that is a minor critique on an otherwise outstanding biography.
Great book. The audiobook however is less great. Audio is not very clean, a crackling or popping background to it and the narrator stops to swallow often, paces his words awkwardly.
Absoludtely loved this book. Hats off to the narrator.
OUTSTANDING!! Great book about a very cool fellow with really great narration. Enjoyed it immensely.
Interested in the book because of the movie - and of course it is considerably more detailed and of course, longer than the movie. This is to be expected, and probably exactly what someone who wanted to know ALL about Oppenheimer’s wants. For the more casual reader/listener, it’s probably a bit wordier and more detailed than desired. It can be a little difficult to keep track of all the players unless you’re making and referring to an org chart. That can hardly be viewed as a negative though.
The narration does vary a bit - with short segments that are less clear and have different volume and tonal levels. Probably edits or replacements of original recordings with problems. A little distracting, but not a biggie.