Delightful and humorous account of the extraordinary life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. 🔬
🎧 Listening time: 11 hrs and 31 mins
⭐ Community rating: 4.6 / 5
Introduction to Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
The audiobook consists of a fascinating compilation of personal anecdotes and memories from the life of the physicist Richard Feynman, who was also a Nobel Prize winner. This collection presents a diverse range of experiences and adventures that Feynman encountered throughout his life.
This bestseller uses as inspiration recorded audio conversations between Feynman and his close friend, Ralph Leighton, which adds an authentic and engaging touch to the stories.
What is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! about?
The stories in the book present Feynman’s brilliance – a blend of high intelligence, limitless curiosity, and daring audacity.
From engaging in discussions on atomic physics with Einstein to mastering the art of cracking uncrackable safes guarding nuclear secrets, Feynman’s life journey is a whole spectacle.
In the audiobook, listeners can find both lighthearted and profound tales. Feynman’s fascination with the exploration of various languages and participation in groups of diverse interests (such as biology or philosophy) add a playful tone to the narrative.
Yet, among the light stories, the book also explores more serious topics of the author’s life. It also depicts Feynman’s involvement in the Manhattan Project, during which he lost his first wife to tuberculosis.
Should I listen to Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! audiobook?
This audiobook is a source of inspiration for curious minds, aspiring scientists, and anyone seeking to live life to the fullest, driven by the thirst for adventure and intellectual curiosity.
The stories presented are proof of the power of human creative potential and the joy of exploring the mysteries that the universe hides.
📝 Book Author: Richard P. Feynman
🎙 Audiobook Narrator: Raymond Todd
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