• Six Easy Pieces

  • Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 04-25-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (331 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Designed for non-scientists, Six Easy Pieces is an unparalleled introduction to the world of physics by one of the greatest teachers of all time. The late Richard P. Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the 20th century, both in physics and in the public arena.
©1963, 1989, 1995 The California Institute of Technology (P)2005 Perseus Publishing
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"Who would have thought the abiding truths of the universe sound best enunciated in a thick Brooklyn accent?" (The Wall Street Journal)
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1 out of 5 stars
By M. on 08-06-05


It?s a real pity but the entire first most important segment (first hour plus) of these recordings is absolutely unintelligible. Not the best way to start a lecture series in my humble opinion. After the first lecture it gets better however the frustration does not end there because Richard P. Feynman makes many references to charts, diagrams, black board and other training aids in his lectures and continually makes reference to these charts and to the first unintelligible hour of the lecture. For you die hard collectors this may be a worthwhile investment but I?m more interested in learning at this point.

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78 of 84 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Eric Dick on 07-05-10

Excellent - Audio by Richard Feynman

They don't make it obvious, but these are recordings of a select group of Richard Feynman's actual lectures. They tried to fix up the audio form one damaged reel at the beginning, but its a little rough. For the most part the audio is good to great. Very engaging. Sometimes hard to follow without being able to see his diagrams etc..

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By RJM on 05-09-12

essential Listening

Feynman was blessed with insight and enthusiasm and these lectures are part of a genuinely legendary series given in the early 1960s. The sound quality is poor in lecture one, and you obviously don't get the benefit of the pictures on the blackboard, but once you are past that you get to listen in on an undisputed genius performing before an audience in his natural environment. To anybody excited by the edges of knowledge it is like being offered a recording of Mozart practicing his scales and then jamming with a few mates. What is that worth?

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By jeffrey on 01-12-15

Very difficult to follow

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

An audiobook that is a recording of a lecture on math of Physics is very hard to follow. Unfortunately, the audio quality of this book is extremely poor which makes it even harder to follow

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-12-18

Only 6 Lectures!

Interested listeners of all ages and educational backgrounds will be able to follow along and be left wanting more. Sound quality isn’t an issue.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Professor Neville Rochow SC on 04-24-17

Brilliance married in first lecture poor recording

Feynman is incomparable in his brilliance as a teacher. This Audible version is marred by the bad recording quality of the first lecture and the lack of graphics

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