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Publisher's Summary

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote many wonderful romantic and realistic short stories and a few incredible "on the edge" fantasy and supernatural stories. Although the story of "Benjamin Button" is quite different than the 2009 movie, the premise is the same - a man is born old and lives his life backwards! Fizgerald says he got the idea from Mark Twain's remark that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end.
(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings
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5 out of 5 stars
By Edward on 04-01-09

Great story

A got this story after watching the movie and, not surprisingly, found that the movie used the basic concept and that's about all. That being said, it was a great story - what an imagination Fitzgerald had! Reading was good, too. Loved the voices of Button at various ages.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Empowerment on 05-08-09

Nice suprise

I didn't particularly like the movie but got this anyway just to see what it was like. Glad I did.
Much shorter but also a much better story than the movie. Reading was also quite good.

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3 out of 5 stars
By ALAN on 05-21-15

The film is much better

Drab performance and story. I have listened to it twice and have not enjoyed it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 08-02-10

Great story with good narration

I've been meaning to read this story ever since I watched the movie and while the movie is based very loosely on the book this is still well worth buying. Admittedly the narration isn't amazing but it is consisted and he does accents well. I only wish that F. Scott Fitzgerald had fleshed out the story a bit and made it longer with his very original idea.

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