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Vic

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  • Flowers for Algernon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Daniel Keyes
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1065)
    Performance
    (840)
    Story
    (849)

    Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for mentally challenged adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and special medication will increase his intelligence, just as it has for the laboratory mouse, Algernon.

    FanB14 says: "Phenomenal Classic"
    "Tech issue in performance"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is often described as science fiction but personally I regard it as a novel with the plot being driven by one key fictional scientific advancement.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlie is by far the driving force of this novel and as such is the focus of positive attention.


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    I'm thrilled by Woodman's relatively straight interpretation of Charlie. I was worried I would be unable to listen to this if it was narrated by someone pretending to be retarded.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There was a film made of this book. It was a very watered down version of the story but still a good film.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a technical issue in the recording. I assume the original recording was done on tape. There is a kind of feedback that has this ethereal tape echo vibe to it. It is only really noticeable during the pauses between some sentences but it is still present enough to avoid being ignored.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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