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Publisher's Summary

You are Dr. James Healey and last week you were a genius that was before the DNA experiments. Before the accident you said could never happen since then you have felt your mind decaying a little more each day. You have watched your wife slip into imbecility. You have seen the crowds growing murderous with animal terror, the president of the United States babbling and drooling on tv only one thing separates you from them. You, at least, know what is happening as you search for the cure for the horror you have unleashed upon the world as each day the dimming of your mind lowers your chance of finding it!
©1978 and 4/27/2003 Arthur Herzog (P)2014 arthur herzog
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By ANGIE on 08-11-15

Written In The 70s. I Would Never Have Guessed!

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I had no idea this book was from the 70s, until it was over and the copyright year was stated. I had wondered why there was no mention of cell phones or the internet. But there were several references to "war gaming" which I assumed was like Call Of Duty on the Xbox with internet friends. Hmm, now I'm curious what exactly the kids were doing during their gaming. Oh, and I thought it was SUPER weird that the parents were ok with their 16 year old son chugging a beer, openly in front of them, in their kitchen. I guess that was acceptable back then???

This was a funny and entertaining book. Everyone catches the "stupid sickness" and they become stupid. But where they're stupid, a lot don't realize they're becoming stupid. I had thought too much emphasis was given on the importance of IQs and knowing what your IQ was. Now that I see this was written in the 70s, I guess knowing your IQ back then was some kind of fad.

I LOVED the narrator! Without him, this book wouldn't have been half as good. He's got the voice of your awkward humorous uncle who knows a little about everything. Great voice!!! His female voices were off a little, but easily overlooked.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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By Leslie Mandel Herzog on 11-01-14

The dumbing down of America

Would you listen to IQ 83 again? Why?

Listening to the book makes you feel like your own IQ is lowering, Brilliant book.

What did you like best about this story?

The Characters.

What about Charles Henderson Norman’s performance did you like?

Charles Henderson Norman has the very BEST VOICE.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

IQ 83, now has a star attached, and may soon be a movie.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Brendan on 06-13-17

Great story, well told

What did you like most about IQ 83?

I loved the narrative and tempo of the book. Very interesting story!

What about Charles Henderson Norman’s performance did you like?

I loved his tone and variation in voices; as well as his emphasis and storytelling

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have a laugh throughout the book

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