- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 31 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: December 16, 1999
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00005458Z
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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Audiobook – Unabridged
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The common threads of late Dr. Feynman's autobiography is his social fearlessness, his hyperactive mind, his uncanny persistence and diligence, and for the most part, his humility. Each of these traits existing on its own in one individual would have already yielded a wonderful persona worthy of knowing, all taken together compound my regret of not knowing him sooner, and resulted in a renewed vigor to develop similar characteristics in my own life journey to a desiredly full, accomplished life.
Before I bought this book, I knew this would be a informal recollection of humorous events from Feynman's life. It appears that many anticipated an autobiography. It is important to note that this book does not describe any of Feynman's major contributions to physics in the fields of Quantum Mechanics and Particle Physics. I have read many reviews that have criticized the book for not dealing with these topics. These reviewers should understand that this book is simply a collection of anecdotes that is mainly intended for the non-scientific reader and those who follow Feynman as an idol (to emulate his character, science should not have idols!). If one is looking for a text on Feynman's scientific works, he or she would be better off reading 'Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman' by James Glieck.