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.
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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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.
This is the kind of book that takes real talent to perform effectively. And Sims does a terrific job.
The performances is great. Well worth every single penny. It really brings the character to life.
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.