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Benjamin Button

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Narrated By: Michael Scott

Publisher: Thought Audio

Date: October 2005

Duration: 1 hours 7 minutes


While most of us worry about the steady onslaught of old age, Benjamin Button had a much more odious dilemma. Benjamin was born, in all appearance, as an old man. Follow the pleasurable tale of his life as he grapples with the problem of constantly getting younger.

Note: While the movie by the same name, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchette, featured spectacular visual effects, it was only loosely based on the short story and actually only seems to maintain the concept of a man aging in reverse direction. Don't be surprised to find an entirely different story in the original work by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


  • Philip H.

    Cute short story, that would have been a better full length book with more detail. The author had a great premise that was wasted with mediocre writing. Book didn't elicit enough sympathy or empathy for Benjamin's situations. The movie was better.

  • Kelly W

    The narrator was a good fit for the story. The way he read made the story come more alive.

  • Christine E

    It was nice little story

  • Janine LaCroix

    Quick read. This had quite an unexpected story line and outcome. I enjoyed it as a short story.

  • Brianne Schmitt

    An interesting concept. I enjoyed the pace and sound of the narrator. A nice quick listen.

  • Esther Rodriguez

    Book is not as exciting as the movie . It read fast so there was not a lot of meat in it

  • Mary Later

    This was very short and perfect for a short drive. A very fun listen.

  • Nicole O'Hara

    Curious case of Benjamin Button by FS Fitzgerald - Worthwhile, quick read

  • Rachel Wang

    I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. I had this dramatic perception from the Hollywood movie, but this book was different from that. It started off humorously, and I love how Benjamin still lived with dignity and confidence during his early days. The end of the book still ends nicely and peacefully as he slowly grows younger and younger. A great short story by Fitzgerald!

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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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