No.The book itself was hardly a biography anymore than it was an undignified account of several disjointed anecdotal tales, albeit revealing as they were. I suppose its fitting to Feynmen's legacy that he chose such a method for his storytelling, but it was not my preferred method of storytelling.
The narrator offered supremely distracting, unsolicited inflection of character voices that distorted the meaning of the story by inserting his own interpretations of text. He also included borderline offensive and unnecessary recreations of supposed accents (such as the narrators botched attempts at Jewish, African-American, Italian, Japanese and other accents, oftentimes when no mention of the character's ethnicity is ever made), along with an overall smug tone of voice and cadence. I contemplated deleting the book simply on account of the narrator every time he mimicked some sound effect (especially drums).
Every recreation of an accent or sound affect.
There were a few cringe-worthy accents in the voice acting, but otherwise the performance was fine. It took me a while to get used to someone that isn't Feynman reading first person Feynman prose. He has such a distinct accent and cadence.
The story itself is great. He comes off as a little pompous and way into the ladies, but the whole thing gives a very entertaining and genuine insight into who he was.
It would have to be years from now, as the stories contained within will be echoing in my head for a while. Instead, I'm looking forward to Feynman's other similar books.
Feynman. He's the only character. Introducing other famous scientists briefly was interesting, though.
Not familiar with narrator.
This is not well suited to a film. If a documentary: Feynman's journey through your world in his eyes.
This is a great opportunity to take a peak at a great mind, a man of rate intelligence and even rarer honesty. The scientific mind is a result of hard work and attention to detail and to the perils of one's ego and this book has fun, insightful stories that are lessons to live by. Absolutely loved it. If you want a shot version, check the BBC documentary "The pleasure of finding things out".
I loved this book about a very interesting man. it was very special to understand a bit about how his mind worked and what made him tick. And he was funny.
Loved getting to know Feynman more . I have heard a lot about him from Tim Ferriss. I can see how there thinking has blended in a way. Great book I know more about physics and scientific study in general after reading.