This extraordinary book tells the true story of one of the most remarkable accidents in human history. Listeners will not only be fascinated by all the gruesome details, but will also learn riveting information about how Phineas helped change the history of brain science.
©2002 John Fleischman; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
Phineas Gage was a famous "medical figure" in the mid-19th century who played a role in the discovery of the makeup of the brain. This compact retelling of his history is a nice relief from the heavier & longer history books, and novels, I am accustomed to downloading. It is well told and well narrated, and it just the thing to whet your pallet for the next big book.
I will listen to Phineas Gage again and again! In fact, I used this audio version with my 7th grade book group and the audio added so much to the story! We followed along using the print version to get all of the wonderful photos and diagrams that accompany the story.
The most memorable moment was when the students heard the account of the accident. The build up to the actual moment of the accident was great! The students were impressed by the detail, especially how far the tamping iron flew through the air!
No, I haven't, but I'd listen to another of his performances.
No, we listened over a three week period.
What was learned over the years from the injury helped many people.
No. I won't mind listening to him again.
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