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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | [F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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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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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    Andi 05-21-12
    Andi 05-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A short but memorable story."
    What did you love best about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

    A classic story that moves at a quick pace. You don't have much time to feel bad for him because his luck quickly changes. I real loved this book and listening to it again. The guy narrator does a great job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The time period that it was set in, and Benjamin's excitement for life. He packs a lot of living into a what seems like a short lifetime.


    Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

    Benjamin I would love to meet and here more about his life. I would also like a word with his father about his poor parenting skills.


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    Eva United States 02-14-12
    Eva United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic story, well read, & an enjoyable quickie!"
    Any additional comments?

    Fitzgerald is an amazing author. And this short story very well illustrates the ideals and stereotypes that go along with age and the aging process.... it's a very interesting story and really makes the reader ponder the issues it brings up. The narrator did a fine job. And it was well worth listening to.

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    Amy 01-30-12
    Amy 01-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Definitely worth your time!"

    Excellent book with a clear beginning, middle and end. Makes you really think about reality. I wish it were longer!

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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.

    0 of 1 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.

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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.


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    nina MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, United States 02-14-12
    nina MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, United States 02-14-12
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    "Strange stuff"
    Would you try another book from F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or B. J. Harrison?

    I don't think so


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending, beginning and the middle was strange


    Did B. J. Harrison do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I guess


    Could you see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It already has. Brad Pitt played the lead


    Any additional comments?

    Strange stuff

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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