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  • The Swimmer: The John Cheever Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By John Cheever
    • Narrated By John Cheever
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Neddy Merrill decides to swim home from a friend's pool party, traveling from fashionable swimming pool to swimming pool on a perfect mid-summer's day. But as night falls and the season changes, Neddy sinks from optimistic bliss to utter despair. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.

    Fred says: "Time to Take Another Lap with the Swimmer"
    "Swimming lessond"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Swimmer the most enjoyable?

    Listening during a melting heatwave I would have a dip with the swimmer each time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Swimmer?

    Definitely nearing the end when realization or some form of it came upon him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    He gets home and it is not home anymore.has not been for a long time.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Swimmer and why?

    The main character the"swimmer" is an exceptional example of a man"s psychological devolution.


    Any additional comments?

    I met my own neighborhood and some of it's inhabitants in cheever" s story.faced some of my own ghosts.

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