|# of Units:||10 CDs|
|Length:||11 hours, 30 minutes|
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One view is that this is a geek trying way too hard to be cool. If you go into this book with that mindset, you might be annoyed for the first hour or two. But the book has an intellectual curiosity and sense of humor that is infectious -- even skeptics will be engaged after a while. Not a bad listen at all.
Couldn't make it past the second disc of this one. Mr. Feynman is certainly impressed with Mr. Feynman!
This is a simply delightful book. I had not read anything by Feynman before, though I had heard enough about him to suspect that this would be an interesting book. It is very episodic, with sections on many of Feynman's interests. What a range! We hear about his radio-repairing skills when still a boy, his ability to break codes, his experience as a safecracker, his samba-playing in Brazil, and onwards. Not a biography, it's just a lot of great stories. Recommended.
"His first literary works appear in this period, notably the Book of the Duchess (1369), an allegory lamenting the death of Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt."