(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings
A got this story after watching the movie and, not surprisingly, found that the movie used the basic concept and that's about all. That being said, it was a great story - what an imagination Fitzgerald had! Reading was good, too. Loved the voices of Button at various ages.
I didn't particularly like the movie but got this anyway just to see what it was like. Glad I did.
Much shorter but also a much better story than the movie. Reading was also quite good.
This short story is grand. It's honest and more sincere than the Hollywood Love story starring Brad Pitt. It was well worth the short time listening to it, even though the narrator is promoting his podcast and struggles with character voices but slowly getting past that, enjoyable and interesting read.
Highly recommend this short story!
The narrator was a little boring but it was only an hour so I could deal with that. This book is sad in a way at the end. Also it is nothing like the movie except for in concept.
This reader has so little sense of natural English speech rhythms and stresses that this rendition of the story, which is not one of Fitzgerald's better ones, is pretty much unlistenable. You wonder if he's paying any attention at all to the actual meaning of the sentences.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I listen to books as I drive and while this book did pass the time it was fairly boring.
Fitzgerald wrote this just to see if he could. He couldn't. The entire book rides on a single notion; life in reverse. It makes for an interesting convesation over cocktails, but it can't carry a novel.
"The film is much better"
Drab performance and story. I have listened to it twice and have not enjoyed it.
"Great story with good narration"
I've been meaning to read this story ever since I watched the movie and while the movie is based very loosely on the book this is still well worth buying. Admittedly the narration isn't amazing but it is consisted and he does accents well. I only wish that F. Scott Fitzgerald had fleshed out the story a bit and made it longer with his very original idea.
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