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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Customer Reviews

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Utterly enchanting!

I had never gotten around to reading the story. it's amazing, well-crafted and engaging. absolutely worth a listen!
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- David


If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

No idea. . .

Would you ever listen to anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald again?

I have read other Scott Fitzgerald. Quite enjoyed Great Gatsby but mostly I find his stories boring.

What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

He read it well enough. Just that the whole story was silly and pointless.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

I wouldn't have wanted to publish it.

Any additional comments?

To begin with - how could it be possible for the woman to give birth to (or carry in her womb) a normally sized adult 70 year old man? This is never addressed and the rest of the story is just silly. He is (somehow) born as a 70 year old (how and why?) and then gets younger until he becomes a small child, then a baby . . . then what? Presumably a foetus, then an embryo, lying there in the bed??? No logic here. And if it's meant to be funny in some way, I certainly didn't get it.

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- Metaltoe

Book Details

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