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by | Read by Daniel Keyes

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 1959

Flowers for Algernon is the journal of Charlie Gordon, a mentally retarded adult who becomes a genius after undergoing a brain operation. Keyes gives Charlie Gordon a voice that conveys the full range of emotions Charlie experiences before and after the operation. Keyes conveys the drama with such intensity that it becomes almost painful to listen: the yearning of an amiable adult who longs to be as smart as those around him, the pain of the transformed man who must live with the newfound memories of cruel childhood rejection, and finally the horror of his diminishing intellectual capacity. Flowers for Algernon has been popular in all its formats--short story, television drama, movie and novel. This fine audio production should be equally so. C.R.A. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: MAR 96]



Retail pak • Parrot Audio Books • 1995

CS ISBN 1886392048 $24.00 • Four cassettes

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