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  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and inspiring

  • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

What was Mr. Feynman like?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-04

If you have any idea of the influence this scientist on the world of physics you should love hearing how he came up with his ideas. If you don't all the more reason to learn about this unique and fastinating man. I had a great deal of trouble with the tone of the narrator and found it distracting. I prefer a straight read without an attempt to mimic the speach of the author. This is subjective, but you might want to check it out to see if you would prefer to read than listen to this fastinating book. A look into the thought processes of a genius. Check it out!

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Dream of Reason

  • A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance
  • By: Anthony Gottlieb
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

In this landmark new study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions much of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. After finishing The Dream of Reason, listeners will be graced with a fresh appreciation of the philosophical quest, its entertaining and bizarre byways, and its influence on every aspect of life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An in depth read.

  • By Leigh A on 11-05-03

dream of reason

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-03

The text was hard to follow, at times skipping around without clear linkages between the ideas being discussed. There were many places where their was tedious repition. I agee with the customer review which stated that this was the worst book in my experience. The discription did not correlate to the text.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful