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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,743 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Scott Brick, Grover Gardner, Ray Porter, Jeff Cummings, Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning “in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced.” What ramifications that creates for Benjamin's relationship with his father first and then later with his wife and his own son makes for some fantastical situations.

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is read by Scott Brick. This collection also includes “The Lost Decade,” read by Paul Michael Garcia; “Three Hours between Planes,” read by Jeff Cummings; “The Bridal Party,” read by Grover Gardner; and “Babylon Revisited,” read by Ray Porter.

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  • “Each story in this collection is narrated reverently and carefully…Fans will enjoy this collection’s lesser known but neatly contrived stories that appear alongside some of the author’s canonical tales.”

    Publishers Weekly

  •  “[The Curious Case of Benjamin Button] is Fitzgerald’s comic masterpiece…Scott Brick narrates this marvelous story with enthusiasm, using a variety of subtle voices for the different characters. His reading highlights the astonishing aspects of this situation, as well as the underlying humor of the tale.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Lynn | 2/20/2014

    " A lot of great stories in this collection but my favorites were "May Day" and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/4/2014

    " First bit of work I have read by this author and I understand this was a collection of early bits intended for magazines etc as such I guess I can excuse the patchiness of the material...some of it is very good and the storys embrace genres ranging from gritty realism,fantasy and even farce...fairly enjoyable but I am guseeing not the authors best..certainly a worthwhile taster though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/3/2014

    " Such strange tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 1/26/2014

    " WONDERFUL. Some stories better than others, but overall glorious. The Offshore Pirate and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz are the most memorable to me! "

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