The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (version 2)


Read by John W. Michaels

(4.5 stars; 1018 reviews)

The curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, now a major motion picture, features Benjamin Button, who, born as an old man much to the dismay and chagrin of his father and family Doctor, ages backwards until he leaves this world as a newborn. (Summary by Mike Vendetti) (1 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Section 1 40:41 Read by John W. Michaels
Section 2 20:00 Read by John W. Michaels

Reviews

2 words. Awesome read


(5 stars)

I really liked the story and Mike's style. it's comic when Benjamin becomes kids, I loved the tone and pace. awesome read. Mike I'm gonna browse all of your solo readings

Mike Vendetti knocked another one out of the park!!


(5 stars)

This is the first time I have watched a movie adaptation of a book before reading the book itself. The movie, with Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button, was excellent, but the book pulls you into the life of Benjamin, leaving you with the feeling of being there. I will soon be 78 years old and have major health issues, so I don’t mind saying that I wouldn’t mind experiencing what Benjamin experienced! As always, Mike Vendetti did an excellent job of reading this book. - 12 September 2022

Superb! Wonderful!


(5 stars)

An exquisite reading of a great story. If you've seen the movie before hearing this, it may seem like some things are missing, or some significances reimagined. But the original text gives more of a clue as to the times of the actual writing, whereas the film is clearly an update from around 70 or 80 years later, clearly showing artistic license, etc. I like both.


(5 stars)

I Mike, I loved your reading. The book is great. I am portuguese and totally new experimenting audiobooks. I was not sure if it was for me, andsometimes there are a few words that escape...but I really liked it. Now, as i am cooking lunch, I will look for more books read by you. thank you verymuch

download this.


(5 stars)

This is a comfy book to listen to when you don't have a lot of time. (only an hour). BUT It's so his! Mr. Mike's delivery is the perfect voice for Benjamin Button. It has a note of humor mixed with matter-of-factness. now off to find a couple more works by this reader.

Good recording, reads kind of fast


(4 stars)

The chapter titles kind of blend into the text, and for a short story the words could be lingered over a bit more than they are. Otherwise, quite a good recording sound quality wise, and good voice acting that doesn't get in the way of the story.

loved it


(5 stars)

came across this book by accident. the movie didn't look interesting to me and I didn't see it, but I got curious about this story. I absolutely loved it. so interesting witty and well written.totally entertaining. the narrator was perfection. kudos. take a listen. :)

A superbly read, intriguing story!


(5 stars)

Really loved listening to this - the reader has a wonderful, relaxing voice. The Curious Case of B.B. is an entertaining book, with a very original plot; I'd like to see the movie now to see how it compares!