This guy reads about the death of Dr. Feynman's first wife with less emotion than if someone had parked in his designated spot. Worst narrator ever. I love Feynman's work and I tried but cannot listen to this.
I had to stop listening when the narrator read the part about the death of Dr. Feynman's wife with less emotion than if he'd gotten the wrong order at Burger King. It was extremely bad narration before but that tore it.
Never. I will delete everything I have purchased if he has narrated it.
Well, of course the book is great! This horrible narrator has made it impossible for me to listen to the rest of the book.
I remember seeing Mr. Feynman on the occasional NOVA special on PBS from time to time, and remember him as an interesting and curious man. Well, this book is just delightful. I have a basic understanding of science, but I'm hardly a theoretical physicist. Yet, I was able to follow along almost seamlessly. This is an interesting book about a monumental person and time. Enjoy.
He really does speak with the voice of Feynman.
Your Brother in Christ
I enjoyed listening to this book. The stories Feynman tells are entertaining. Some of them delve into the science he taught, Many of them are just stories. Many of his stories ended with a moral of sorts, things like "this is why you shouldn't worry".
I actually enjoyed the last chapter the best when he talked about what he called "Cargo Cult Science." That was a great lecture, and worth the book all by itself. More people would do well to listen to it. He was very concerned with where the funding models were pressuring scientists to take shortcuts or lead the public for more funding. It was a bit of an eye opener to me, because today it seems people aren't really wanting to question scientists, but they are treated as some sort of secular clergy that you are just supposed to believe based on the authority that they are scientists. When scandals break showing that evidence and numbers have been tampered with in regard to climate change, people still clamor to say, "the science is in," they can't seem to fathom that scientists are human, that they are under pressure to perform, to tell people what they want to hear. Feynman was a whistle blower on the whole thing, but few if any have bothered to listen.
This is one of my favorite audiobooks of the dozens I enjoyed with audible.
I liked how Feynman could describe some of his work without getting too technical, but he could also tell short, funny stories about his life. I particularly enjoyed reading about his experiences working on the atomic bomb project and reviewing textbooks in California.
The narration wasn't bad. I am not sure why others griped about it. He was expressive and seemed to enjoy delivering the material.
Pranks, painting and plenty of amusing stories from a well-rounded character
I look forward to listening to more by Richards Feynman.
I disagree with the reviewers saying the narrator is doing a bad job - the conversational tone suits the story, as if Feynman himself is sitting there, telling you about his escapades and the insight he's attained.
An incredibly inspiring book that gives insight into the mind of a person considered a genius. You don't need to be scientifically inclined to enjoy the book, although that probably helps.