The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

  • by Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science - a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.
"From the irregular trivia of ordinary life mixed with a bit of scientific doodling and failure to the intense dramatic concentration as one closes in on the truth and the final elation (plus, with gradually decreasing frequency, the sudden sharp pangs of doubt) - that is how science is done." (Richard P. Feynman to James D. Watson)

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What the Critics Say

"The most original mind of his generation." (Freeman Dyson, renowned theoretical physicist and mathematician)
"A sparkling collection." (Wall Street Journal)
"Feynman’s distinctive voice rings out in this book…Feynman is both interesting and quotable." (Scientific American)

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Narrator even sounds like Feynman!

What a great and interesting man! This audiobook captures his essence and personality. It's filled with interesting stories and thought-provoking Passages.
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- Ashton F.

You will have heard some of it already

There's a lot of overlap between the stories, so it feels unedited. Other than that, the usual fare for Feynman - funny and insightful. Lovely voice performance as well.
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- Mattias Tammet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-15-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.