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4.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 54.55 out of 5 4.55 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard P. Feynman Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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. In addition to solving the mystery of liquid helium, Feynman has been commissioned to paint a naked female toreador and asked to crack the uncrackable safes guarding the atomic bomb's most critical secrets. He has traded ideas with Einstein and Bohr, discussed gambling odds with Nick the Greek, and accompanied a ballet on the bongo drums. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khalid | 5/4/2011

    " Dr.Feynman is truly a lifetime genius, the book is incredibly amazing and inspiring for all types of readers.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 F. | 5/3/2011

    " This was a kid who was in the middle of the making of the atomic bomb. But the picture you get here is of a restless and youthful soul open to hard work tempered by good fun. How can't you like the guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan | 4/30/2011

    " Entertaining at times. Deadly boring at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/17/2011

    " This book chronicles the oddities that embodied the brilliant (and socially awkward) Richard Feynman. Really endearing tales that only lend to the charm and wit that encompassed his narrative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sergey | 4/14/2011

    " The most entertaining biography book ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/11/2011

    " Feynman was quite a character, indeed. I liked many of his stories, particularly those from Los Alamos. I have quite a bit of respect for a Nobel prize winner in physics who thought it was critical to explain complex topics in simple terms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 4/10/2011

    " An entertaining and thought-provoking look into a great and whimsical mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 4/7/2011

    " This is a great book to read even if you have no interest in physics or science. He had a great outlook on life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristian | 4/6/2011

    " What more needs to be said? This is the Feynman :) If as little as 25% of his retold antics had actually happened, the man would still be an inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iqbal Adan | 4/5/2011

    " Awesome, Feyman talked about Physics in a very different way, the way that i couldn't imagine before, highly recommended :d "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anya | 4/2/2011

    " A nerdy, sexist, funny guy who, while playing the bongos, chasing girls and picking safe boxes also happened to help create the atom bomb. "

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About the Author
Author Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) earned a BS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton. From 1942 to 1945, he assisted with the development of the atomic bomb. He then taught at Cornell and Caltech, where he contributed to the theories of superfluidity and quarks. He shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.