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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,742 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 5, 2017 ISBN: 9781538431139
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 2/20/2014

    " I now have no interest in seeing the film "...Benjamin Button" because I know it isn't going to be as cute or funny or clever as this story (and will probably be very schmaltzy). The other stories in the book are just as fantastic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly Ann | 2/18/2014

    " I was intrigued by the movie. This is a collection of short stories. I read the Benjamin Button story which was of course, quite different from the movie and rather odd. i plan to read some of the other stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Klein | 2/17/2014

    " The stories in this collection are more fantastical than the novels of Fitzgerald's I've read, and I missed his subtle, glimmering descriptions of the upper classes. The title story is ripe with all kinds of opportunity for comparing nature to experience in determining a person's true age, but it doesn't do much with the idea. The last story, "O Russet Witch!" is probably the most Fitzgeraldian and my favorite. In between, there's some crazy stuff about mountain-sized diamonds, kidnapped pilots and a murky chase through some place in England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " Ever since reading "Tender is the Night" when I was in lower school, I have loved F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Paradise Lost" and "The Beautiful and Damned" just added to that love, though "The Great Gatsby" (and having to read it multiple times for multiple English classes) slightly dimmed it. I found "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" interesting, but perhaps not as much so as I thought it would be. I enjoyed "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" ever so much more--great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 2/14/2014

    " Even though I wasn't that thrilled with The Great Gatsby, I did enjoy this collection of stories. Plenty of biting humor and wit; wicked, understated commentary, and lots of the "feel" of the time period, which is what I found a bit lacking in "Gatsby". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Berkshire | 2/13/2014

    " The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is getting so much buzz, I decided to read this book of short stories before the movie comes out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacy | 2/8/2014

    " This story was shorter than I expected it to be. I can't wait to see the movie adaptation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey Lewandowski | 1/25/2014

    " i'm kind of baffled how far off the movie is from this. seeing the movie in theaters, i just finished the short story - which i liked more - and was really shocked at how little david fincher / whoever wrote the screenplay chose to include. motivations and relationships and everything are so different that it really isn't the same thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 99bookreviewer | 1/18/2014

    " I only read THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, but I have to say that I absolutely love it. It was only 25 pages but it was filled with humor and heart stretching moments. It was also a very interesting tale and the writing was beautiful. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/17/2014

    " For once, the movie was better than the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 DalalK. | 12/19/2013

    " ZzZzZzZZzZ Soo Boaring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 12/5/2013

    " There were a few good stories in here but in general this felt like a long hard slog. Fitzgerald is definitely better in long form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 11/4/2013

    " His short stories are hit or miss.. and all of the female characters are helpless things who need to be rescued. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/24/2013

    " 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! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crotijak | 8/29/2013

    " Apart from Curious Case, other stories are average... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda Ballam | 7/31/2013

    " These short stories (including the title story) fall into the category of Fitzgerald juvenilia. Entertaining if you like Fitzgerald but falls far short of his great novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lbethsharp | 5/21/2013

    " Can u tell that I like F. Scott Fitzgerald? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 5/8/2013

    " This was a 5 star book up until the last several stories which seemed completely out of place. Definitely an excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wsclai | 4/16/2013

    " It is a collection of Fitzerald's short story and I like Benjamin Button the best. As the title suggests, it is really curious. The original story is much much better than the movie adaptation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 2/6/2013

    " A handful of outstanding short stories in this collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devlin Scott | 12/1/2012

    " I enjoyed 5 of the offered stories: The Camel's Back, May Day, Porcelain and Pink, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and "O Russet Witch! May Day and "O Russet Witch! proved to be my personal favorites. They were certainly worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avary | 10/16/2012

    " Some stories quite good; others quite strange. There are two sarcastic, slapstick plays. A little weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caleb | 9/29/2012

    " Bought this after I read "The Great Gatsby". Some of the stories feel similar to others and others are fairly boring, overall though most are good for a brief, low-key read. "

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About the Author
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton, where he was a leader in theatrical and literary activities. He began writing his first novel, This Side of Paradise, while serving in the army. Its publication in 1920 established him as the spokesman for the Jazz Age. His major novels include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.