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)


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

All you want to hear is already in the first book.

Not worth listening if you have already gone through "Surely you're joking...". and if not listen that instead. A lot of repetition and new material is not anything special.
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- Fritz

How children should be raised

What made the experience of listening to The Pleasure of Finding Things Out the most enjoyable?

Inspiring and vivid stories, full of insights into life, human behaviour, raising children, and nature...

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pleasure of Finding Things Out?

Melville Feynman's deep understanding of inertia, and the way he explained it to his son

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story about Arlene.

Any additional comments?

There is some overlap with other books, such as 'What do you care what other people think?'

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- Babis

Book Details

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