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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Audiobook

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.
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Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison

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    Camille 03-02-16
    Camille 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Good Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    Once you move past the absurdity of the concept and the preconceived ideas that you might have from watching the movie, this was solid story. It was funny and intriguing, while being short enough to listen to from start to finish without dedicating a whole afternoon or evening to it. Also, BJ Harrison's narration is spot on. This is definitely worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lill 08-13-15
    lill 08-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "What a treat!"

    Excellence stands the test of time . With this very entertaining short story clearly worthy of a listen. I enjoyed this clever look at a twist on life, out of sequence and reactions to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Courtney WNY Orchard Park, NY 06-22-15
    Courtney WNY Orchard Park, NY 06-22-15 Member Since 2014

    Courtney

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    "Interesting reflection on the phases of our lives"

    B.J. Harrison's reading of this unusual story was excellent. He really reflects emotion and humor very well! F. Scott Fitzgerald's story was most unusual and very funny at times, poignant at others. This makes you glad that this phenomenon doesn't really happen! It also really makes you think about how differently we act at different ages. I haven't seen the movie so I don't know how close it is. This is a nice short book, odd though it may be, and Fitzgerald's lovely writing makes this worth a listen. (Gatsby is a must, though! Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is brilliant, here on Audible!)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debi M. 04-20-15
    Debi M. 04-20-15
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    "Fantastic!"

    This is a fascinating look at how it would be to live life backwards. Great book by an amazing author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-04-14
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-04-14 Member Since 2014

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    "But why?"

    This was an entertainingly weird story. It was very much like one of those fabulous old Twilight Zone TV show episodes.

    The difference, though, is that the Twilight Zone episodes always seemed to have a point. I couldn't see the point of this story.

    Still, it was interesting and entertaining.

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    Olivia Richards Kentucky, USA 04-27-16
    Olivia Richards Kentucky, USA 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it great narrator and author would recommenr"

    great author and narrator would recommend. excellent price. loved it. you need to get this edition

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    nancy 04-09-16
    nancy 04-09-16 Member Since 2014

    From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.

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    "Very Entertaining"

    Very entertaining , although somewhat predictable, since Fitzgerald wrote it in 1922. Very short, 1 1/2 hrs audio, superbly narrated by B. J. Harrison. Definitely worth the listen or read, especially from a literary great.

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    Larry 04-03-16
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    "Very good book"

    Very good story,, liked it much better than I thought I would. Very well presented.

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    Tanisha ORANGE, CA, United States 04-02-16
    Tanisha ORANGE, CA, United States 04-02-16 Member Since 2015

    I'm listening!

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    "Awesome story "

    I thoroughly enjoyed this! Very nice treat! To short if I had to say anything bad!

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    Jason L. Merritt Fort Worth, TX USA 12-12-15
    Jason L. Merritt Fort Worth, TX USA 12-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "hmm"

    this was a good idea but not the best story the storyteller was good though

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    12/25/15
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    "great listen"

    Very short - I thought the audio book would a lot longer. BUT very well read and great narrator. ☺

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kildonan
    10/24/15
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    "Our lives are defined by opportunities"


    “You’re just the romantic age,” she continued- “fifty. Twenty-five is too worldly wise; thirty is apt to be pale from overwork; forty is the age of long stories that take a whole cigar to tell; sixty is- oh, sixty is too near seventy; but fifty is the mellow age. I love fifty.” - Hildegarde”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    A life that is lived backward from old to young would seem a nonsensical thing to attempt to write but F. Scott Fitzgerald could write backwards if he wanted to and achieved a story that is sad, humorous, and life affirming in a very short space. A story that has been expanded in play form and film. The play by Eric Roth is also beautifully written and is as quotable as the original. The movie version directed by David Fincher is superb and adds to the original with sensitivity and imagination.
    This is the first point to visit Benjamin when he was first born old.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ron
    4/7/16
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    "Wish it was longer"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the film and expected the book to be as good or better. It wasn't ... Nowhere near as engaging as the film. But taken on its own, it's very good although only an hour in length...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/27/16
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    "beautifully read. .did justice to the book"

    beautiful story..brought back memories of the movie..however was shorter than the movie but was good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • fuzzy
    5/2/16
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    "Interesting"

    Have heard of the film of the same name but never knew what it was about until now. Love the way the story was told. It had the feel of 'tales of the unexpected. Good story. Thank you.

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  • David
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    "A great sketch of a novella read wonderfully. Thi"

    This story has become the victim of the Brad Pitt film. As a novella it has a wonderfully light touch. It was never meant to be a novel. Beautifully read.

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  • Kat
    4/23/16
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    "A Quick, Concise Read That Is Interesting"

    I chose this as I have seen the film and liked it. This was descriptive and easy to listen to, but I would have liked more detail in some parts. At times I found the narrator's imitation of accents annoying as well as their tone of voice. I wanted the story to be longer but it was a quick read. I read it during the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon and it's a good book for reading challenges because of the length of the story. Very concise.

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