©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)
I loved the book. Everything about it. You get fully immersed into his life, and actually feel like you're a part of it. I could t stop listening.
There really are no words I heard about Mr Feynman from the television show called Numb3rs and I share Charlie Eppes admiration for mr Feynman's Intellectual integrity and Scientific Inquiry with integrity. The book was also well written with a sort of careless disregard for chronology giving him the freedom to explore ideas and pursuits across decades with occasional reference to when the where took place. Perfect! The Narrator was obviously in tune with the author's emotional cadence as well I felt as if I were listening to an Old guy tell his stories while completely abandoning the idea that it wasn't him! Since there is no physical way I could have experienced such a wonderful relationship; I feel deeply privileged to have stumbled into this book. It will always be in my library so I can revisit the conversations until my conversation is over.
The book is a collection of stores about the life of Mr. Feynman, it is not a book that explains his theories and works.
While it's entertaining for a while, by the end I don't feel as if I tool anything away from it. It's like having a teacher ramble on during class.
Cool stories, egocentric character, nice sciene, horrible narrator. just learned to choose book on audibke based on theme AND narratir
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Feynman says some very interesting stuff about science, math and art in this book. He then ruins it by talking about his life, bragging about girls he's slept with and being very irresponsible about his role in the creation of the atomic bomb. In pretty much anything he's involved in which helps people he comes off as an uncaring douche.
Don't listen to the other commenters - the narrator brings this amazing man's stories to life in a way I'm sure Richard would approve. His unpretentious personality and authenticity shine though, making this unlike most autobiographies. I could not stop listening and was sad when it ended. I am sure I will listen to this many times to come.
i really enjoyed every aspect of this book. i enjoyed the way it was read, i enjoyed the funny, informative, and wacky content. the author made something unexpected out of his life. i highly recommend this book if you like biographies or good stories.
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