The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by B. J. Harrison
  • 1 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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“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.
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- Wras "Kildonan by the sea"

The film was better

This is only a short story, and completely ridiculous. How the poor mother gave birth to this walking talking reasoning old man of some five feet is never explained.

This is one of those rare occasions where the film was much much better.

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- Dawn "There is so much variety. I love to make use of my time so I listen to a book whilst I crochet. But I still love Paper books new & old."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2011
  • Publisher: B.J. Harrison