• Flowers for Algernon

  • De : Daniel Keyes
  • Lu par : Adam Sims
  • Durée : 8 h et 26 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 17/08/2017
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : Orion
  • 5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)

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Description

Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.

All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius.

Then Algernon begins to fade.

What will become of Charlie?

Read by Adam Sims.

©1966 Daniel Keyes (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

Critiques

"A masterpiece of poignant brilliance...heartbreaking." ( The Guardian)

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  • Knut
  • 07/11/2017

The most dynamic character ever.

It's hard not to love this book. I felt a lot of empathy for Charlie, and even though Charlie's became a true dick, I really liked him. I the ending was not as satisfying as I had hoped, but it's a really minor inconvenience.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 11/05/2018

To think about

It's really sad that we take our inteligence for granted most of the time. How we waste something so precious and don't struggle to use the full potential of our minds.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 10/04/2018

Thrilling.

This is the kind of book that takes real talent to perform effectively. And Sims does a terrific job.

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  • Heinrich
  • 05/04/2018

Marvellous

The performances is great. Well worth every single penny. It really brings the character to life.

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  • Markus Pfaff
  • 21/03/2018

Finished entire book in one sitting.

Beautiful and flawless performance by the narrator Adam Sims.
Baffled at how incredibly well the story has aged. If I didn't know it was from the 60s, and someone told that it came out just last year, I probably wouldn't even have questioned it. That's pretty rare for sci-fi, imho.

Thank you, CLSM, for recommending me this book.