©1985 by Richard P. Feynman; (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks
"A chain reaction is not a bad analogy for Feynman's life. From a critical mass of gray matter it goes off in all directions, producing both heat and light." (Time)
Portions are worthwhile.
Did not get to the end.
His intonation was great.
Less about his realizations of his intelligence. Seems a bit arrogant throughout.
I suppose I was expecting something else from the Great Explainer.
I found Feynman's insatiable curiosity in so many fields fun and inspiring. I found his candidness about his dexterity ( or plain luck) with manipulating numbers (and safes) exemplary. I found his grasp of and respect for science magnificent. I found his relationships with women shallow, manipulative and primitive. Perhaps a victim of his times, he expects a female to be no more than an erotic passtime. That is a dimension that is either missing in his life or in these otherwise insightful stories.
This narrator is pretty tough to endure, and frankly, Feynman is great at many things, but the writing is just okay. What makes this worthwhile is appreciating how a mind such as his can be so... Silly? Childlike? Feynman had a clear joy of and in life that's worth hearing.
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.
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