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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Sean Greer Narrator: Brian Keeler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781440795633
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From critically acclaimed, award-winning author Andrew Sean Greer comes a story like no other. Max Tivoli is uniquely cursed. His mind ages normally, but he is born with the withered body of a 70-year-old man-and his body ages in reverse. Despite this torment, Max manages three times to cross paths with Alice, the woman who captures his heart. Because he appears to be a different person each time they meet, Max has three chances for true love. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 chambejd / Joy | 2/13/2014

    " This book didn't live up to the hype for me. I really didn't care for Max or Alice. I'm sick of books where the guy falls in love with a girl for no obvious reason and he chases and chases after her even though she treats him horribly. I thought the idea for the book was good but the execution could have been better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stanley's Mom | 2/6/2014

    " When I read this I hadn't heard of Benjamin Button, much less read the book -- still haven't. Until I do, I'm going to assume Greer didn't plagerize and will give him credit for a one of the most fascinating and well-written stories I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Hartline | 2/5/2014

    " This was a beautifully written story. Went to here the author speak in Aspen, Colorado and enjoyed hearing is insights on writing this book. Do yourself and your mind a favor...read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 1/27/2014

    " I read this book quite awhile ago and forgot to add it to my Good Reads list. If you can open your mind to the reverse aging, it's quite a good story once you get into it. I thought Max had a very obsessive and selfish attachment to Alice throughout the book but enjoyed reading of his attempts to re-enter her life at different stages in his life. I've heard this plot has been done before but I haven't read any of those stories nor have I seen The Movie many people compare this book to, so this is a stand-alone novel for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 1/24/2014

    " Strange - hard to get into "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 1/20/2014

    " I listened to this on tape on a solo road trip. The book opens with a woman having her first sexual experience as an earthquake rips through California outside the window. Yeah. Like that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam J | 1/17/2014

    " Brilliant writing. Andrew Sean Greer quickly became one of my favorite authors with this book. His writing style is of such a high grade that each page seems to offer a few thoughts to make one stop and think before proceeding. For the same reasons, I've loved everything written by Simon Van Booy and others who transport us with their stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RuthG | 1/12/2014

    " I did enjoy reading about historical San Francisco but found the plot a little too strange. It was certainly an unusual tale set in an interesting time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 1/6/2014

    " I really LOVED this book. I thought how it was told, as he was writing to loved ones, made it even more interesting. LOVED it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 1/3/2014

    " Beautiful sentences and tedious chapters. I wanted to like this book, but could not get away from speculating that the author must have read "The Picture of Dorian Gray" backwards before he sat down to write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 11/3/2013

    " I remember reading this a few years ago for book club. I was the only one that liked it. It's a reverse aging story like "Benjamin Button". You have to have an open mind to get past the whole aging-in-reverse thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 10/20/2013

    " This was a great book! The pages flew by pretty quickly, a lot of bombshells were dropped, it was written well enough that you actually almost believed this was real- didn't come off as lame etc. I'd recommend it to a friend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 5/31/2013

    " We are each the love of someone else's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 4/11/2013

    " SO romantic, I thought... and basically the same story as the upcoming Curious Case of Benjamin Button. A neat trick--the fictional memoir of a man who ages backward--pulled off with aplomb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 3/7/2013

    " The synopsis of this book can make it sound a bit like chick-lit. But the idea of a man who ages backwards was intriguing (and was what drew me to the book). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 meghan | 1/22/2013

    " Depressing sotry of a man growing backwards who encounters the same woman three times in different stages of his life. Written by Brown alum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 1/1/2013

    " Interesting, well-written, but not particularly moving. A good pocket read -- I carried it around on my iPhone Kindle and read it in bits and pieces over the space of a few weeks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nav | 7/27/2012

    " I LOVED this book. Really unique concept and well written. It's great if you're into San Francisco history too. A very worthwhile little read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lila Krutel Meyer | 5/25/2012

    " This novel does not have anything to do with the Benjamin Button movie, but it is about a man who ages backwards. It takes place in early 20th century San Francisco. Central to the story is Max's love for the woman who becomes his wife but can never really know him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Nobles | 5/23/2012

    " Is this the book that that new Brad Pitt movie is based on? It sounds exactly the same--a guy who is born old and ages backwards. But the name is different . . .regardless, it was only okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nami | 1/11/2012

    " this is a very sweet story. And sad, as those are apt to be. For those of us who think about love especially. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Reading Cove Book Club ❧ | 12/8/2011

    " Bonus Book - October 2006 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay Vaucher | 9/25/2011

    " I enjoyed that this book took place in San Francisco. It wasn't perfect, but it wasn't horrible either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy P. | 4/27/2011

    " Magic realism under the guise of an unconventional love story--reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of guy born as an old man who ages backwards. Brad Pitt's film regarding "Benjamin Buttons" is based on this as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " reverse aging, good and well told, sf set "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 3/11/2011

    " Not a bad read, but I found "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" a more compelling story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 3/4/2011

    " This book is simply gorgeous. The writing is astoundingly beautiful, along with a story line that is out of this world. It is different from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 12/26/2010

    " love. i literally have quotes from the book written down all over as pieces of advice and reminders. that is the main reason i loved it, for its poetic dialect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ilse | 12/26/2010

    " Nog één van mijn absolute lievelingen. Compleet, maar dan ook compleet onmogelijk verhaal, maar zo verteld dat je er volledig in meegaat. Zeer ontroerend ook. Lees en oordeel zelf! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 12/6/2010

    " I enjoyed this tale a great deal, then realized later it is a rip off of A Curious Case of Benjamin Button. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 12/4/2010

    " I couldn't finish this book. The main character, Max, began to really annoy me and his obsession with Alice was borderline creepy. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was a Today book club selection and received a California Book Award. He lives in San Francisco.