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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Audiobook
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Written by: 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrated by: 
B. J. Harrison
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Audiobook

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Larry 04-03-16
    Larry 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good book"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    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 2 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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-08-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-08-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Not Same as the Movie, but Good"
    Any additional comments?

    Well written and brilliant for it's length. It is a story of a man who is born old and ages in reverse. But it differs quite a bit from the movie.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 04-27-14
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 04-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Movie is better than the book"

    I should be fair, and that is to say the book is an original idea that had so much more potential. That is what the movie capitalized on. In addition, the book is a short story, so was limited in length as to what it could accomplish. The result was a quick rush through the events of Benjamin Button.

    The story is dated, and the mores of that era come through. It is chauvinistic in tone and references to the south and pre-war slavery appear, and without apology. Be warned if you have limited tolerance for these issues.

    Get this if you are curious (pardon the pun) as to the genesis of the movie plot, but don't invest the time or money if you are looking for more.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 09-23-13
    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 09-23-13
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    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

    This is a classic story. Loved the movie and wanted to compare to original book. I was surprised that this was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I heard of him, of course, but did not know he was responsible for this story. After seeing The Great Gatsby by the same author, I will definately listen to that in the near future, hopefull with the same narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie V. 05-18-13
    Cherie V. 05-18-13
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    "Good story despite terrible narration"
    What disappointed you about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?


    Would you be willing to try another one of B. J. Harrison’s performances?

    I absolutely hated the narrator and his phoney accent. It was so bad it was distracting and I have no doubt that I would have enjoyed the story more in a different voice. If it was more than an hour long, I don't think I would have made it through.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Devon Nampa, ID, United States 04-29-13
    Devon Nampa, ID, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I honestly liked the sound and honest enthusiasm the reader placed in this book. Very well done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ben's dad was an interesting character, and he kept me invested in his son.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The child acting general.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's been done.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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