I found it very difficult to make it all the way through this listening experience, and I promised myself that if I did I would submit my first review of an audiobook! This is, without question, the most disjointed, aggravating, and egomaniacal audio book of the twenty or so I have heard. I usually find the reviews to be consistent with my assessments, but in the case of Feynman's lengthy self-serving stream of consciousness this is not the case. No doubt a brilliant man, he seems intent on letting us know how he is the smartest guy in the room in every situation he has ever encountered in his full life. The narrator doesn't help matters with his 'smart aleck' delivery that is as irritating as the content he's reading. The first audio book I regret purchasing.
This listen is more about the man than his theories, which I like. You'll find yourself shaking your head from side to side laughing out loud. The narrating is good, and shows character, not dull and lifeless. Covering from his life as a teenager who could repair radios, to an young man who could crack safes! This one gets all five stars from me.
Some interesting anecdotes but they get tiring after a while. It becomes painfully clear that Feynman was a fundamentally insecure man who was continually seeking to overcome that flaw by proving to others how clever he was.
While I did find some parts were a bit slow, on the whole I did like the book. Richard Feynman clearly conveys his joy and passion for learning, not to mention his joy for life. His numerous stories also bring a smile to your face at level of mischievousness he was able to reach.
I can understand how some people would really appreciate this book but it is not for everyone. I was surprised by how this guy was always looking for girls and talked so frequently about his lusting. It felt out of place but he does go on and on and on about himself.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks while woking in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
Don't down load this unless you think you might enjoy listening to hours of totally unconnected thoughts and ramblings from what sounds like a slightly senile person. This book reminds me of listening to a person confined to a nursing home think back over thier life, and recount events only meaningful to them.
I LOVE THE STORIES AND MEMORIES, GREAT STYLE, TALENTED MAN, ARTIST, MUSICIAN, AND NOW WRITER TOO, WHAT A MAN!