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Paul

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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 6,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,218

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

Interesting but some language

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-15

Good book but there are 3-4 instances where strong language is used but I guess that just Mr Feynman.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

The honesty is overwhelming.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-13

What made the experience of listening to Trident the most enjoyable?

The story is put together well. While starting out at what is a life changing event, it nicely drops back in time to explain how Redman got to that point and what brought him past it.

What did you like best about this story?

The brutal honesty Redman has about his flaws, how he did not see them and why. We are all like him but my flaws don't have the life or death impact a person in a position as him has.

What about Erik Bergmann’s performance did you like?

Great! His voice and inflection was perfect at sensitive times as well as heroic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would not say extreme, but more riveted. I could not quit listening wondering how Redman would react to his next situation.

Any additional comments?

Of read a lot of other books from Special Forces Operators, but this is by far the best. I do believe it will be used for years in leadership training. The way Redman identified flaws and then corrected them is supreme, but more telling is his love and honor of his wife. This book is loaded for a spectrum of different genre readers.

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