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Surely, You're Joking MR Feynman and What Do You Care What Other People Think? [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Richard P. Feynman , Raymond Todd
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  • Audio CD: 15 pages
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786167998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786167999
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 14.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 848,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Feynman was, until his death in 1988, the most famous physicist in the world. Only an infinitesimal part of the general population could understand his mathematical physics, but his outgoing and sunny personality, his gift for exposition, his habit of playing the bongo drums, and his testimony to the Presidential Commission on the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster turned him into a celebrity.

Freeman Dyson, of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, called him 'the most original mind of his generation', while in its obituary The New York Times described him as 'arguably the most brilliant, iconoclastic and influential of the postwar generation of theoretical physicists'.

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Surely, You're Joking MR Feynman and What Do You Care What Other People Think? Quintessential Feynmanfunny, brilliant, bawdyenormously entertaining." -- New Yorker Full description

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By Angela
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This audio book has been a car journey hit for my family; adults and older kids are fascinated, while even the 6 year-old has picked up a few things. Reviews of the printed book will tell you lots about the material, so I will concentrate on the audio format. The reader is not Prof. Feynman, and his voice is very calm and easy-going. My teenagers felt that the reader's voice put them off because fairly exciting stories were told in this easy-going voice with not too much variation of tone, and initially there was a bit of eye-rolling but they soon started enjoying it and asked me to buy the book. On the other hand, as a driver I found it relaxing to listen to. The reader has a conversational tone of voice so it could be as if Prof. F really was telling his own stories, but I think he would have been more animated. Anyway, the anecdotes meander from physics to strip bars, art to drumming, what scientists should aim for, and how governments always get things wrong. Listening to this has sparked lots of interesting conversations, and I have been looking forward to ferrying the kids around! The second part, "What do you care what other people think?", is different - a collection of letters and more personal anecdotes, including the very sad story of the first Mrs Feynman's early death. I feel inspired now to seek out other interesting biographies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A genius, an artist, a musician and a safecracker.... 22 April 2008
By Opinon 8 Ted - Published on Amazon.com
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I generally do not like to have anything read to me aloud. First of all, I tend to drift off to sleep, and, second I can't put a marker in someone's mouth and return a few hours later and have them begin again where we had left.

This audio book on CD was different. The narrator is so much fun to listen to you could swear it was the author himself reading his stories. This is an autobiography that is composed mainly of short stories and glimpses into the life of Richard Feynman, one of the minds behind the atom bomb.

His genius was quite evident as he was growing up; at a very early age he began repairing radios. First as a personal challenge and hobby, then as a way to earn a few bucks. At one point in his early career he needed some testing equipment to measure electrical resistance. He could not afford to buy the equipment so he made his own. The remarkable thing about this is he was about 10 years old when he built the testing equipment!

From his days at Los Alamos (his fame as a safecracker started here), his artistic time (you won't believe where he spent most of that time!) to the loss of his beloved first wife this book was an inspiration. I want to be just like Richard Feynman in my next life!

You should be able to pick this up at a garage sale or used book bin at finer book stores. Treat yourself to a great "read"! I have decided that it is nice to have someone else do the work for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I met Dick over a poker table in Berkeley ... 11 Jan 2011
By Tullis Handy Garner - Published on Amazon.com
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I met Dick in a most unprobable place, over a poker table down on the 3rd Street tracks in Berkeley, in the studio of Peter Voukos, my closest California friend with whom I taught. He appeared at first a simple, regular guy, and despite his genius, remained so the entire time.I own all of his books, but the C.D. is a Proustian experience that comes along with the book ! I have a picky twin brother so I gave him this book, a great physicist as well from H.P. Labs in it's heyday, for his birthday. This was the winner after so many others !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sound recording of very entertaining books 16 Feb 2014
By Mark T - Published on Amazon.com
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if you are Feynman fan and are lazy to read the book or want to utilize your driving time, this is for you. Very entertaining book!
Another sound series I loved is '6 pieces....' but it is for a more scientifically inclined audience.
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