Rabbit Quartet
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  • 1
    Rabbit, Run | John Updike

    Rabbit, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    It's 1959, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one-time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life.

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    Rabbit, Run | John Updike

    Rabbit, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life. Now in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman. But happiness is more elusive than a medal, and Harry must continue to run--from his wife, his life, and from himself, until he reaches the end of the road and has to turn back....

    Great, but gritty and depressing

    A great novel in the American tradition of Twain, Hemingway, Salinger. That sounds really lofty, but Updike's character is cranky, funny and perceptiv..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2009 by Peregrine (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Rabbit Redux | John Updike

    Rabbit Redux

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    It's 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be - at least not for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his confused life - and home - comes Jill, an 18-year-old runaway who becomes his lover.

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    Rabbit Redux | John Updike

    Rabbit Redux

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey 
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, sexy story. Harry Angstrom - known to all as Rabbit, one of America's most famous literary characters - finds his dreary life shattered by the infidelity of his wife. How he resolves - or further complicates - his problems makes a compelling read.

    Bring on more Rabbit!

    I became totally engrossed in this wonderful book.
    It tells the story of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom who's now in his late thirties and h..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 16 2009 by L. Berlyne-Kovler ()
  • 3
    Rabbit Is Rich | John Updike

    Rabbit Is Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    It's 1979, and Rabbit is no longer running. He's walking and beginning to get out of breath. That's okay, though - it gives him the chance to enjoy the wealth that comes with middle age. It's all in place: he's chief sales representative and co-owner of Springer motors; his wife, at home or in the club, is keeping trim; he wears good suits; and the cash is pouring in. So why is it that he finds it so hard to accept the way that things have turned out?

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    Rabbit Is Rich | John Updike

    Rabbit Is Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the president collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last - until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness.

    Brilliant Writing

    I loved this book dearly. We find Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom a decade later in 1980, having settled down again with his wife Janice,and now run..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2009 by L. Berlyne-Kovler ()
  • 4
    Rabbit at Rest | John Updike

    Rabbit at Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    It's 1989, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom is far from restful. Harry is 56 and overweight, and he has a struggling business on his hands and a heart that is starting to fail. His family, too, are giving him cause for concern. His son, Nelson, is a wreck of a man, a cocaine addict with shattered self-respect. Janice, his wife, has decided that she wants to be a working girl. And as for Pru, his daughter-in-law, she seems to be sending out signals to Rabbit that he knows he should ignore but somehow can't.

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    Rabbit at Rest | John Updike

    Rabbit at Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    In John Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo, and a second grandchild. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending out mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in mid-life to become a working girl. As, though the winter, spring, and summer of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age.

    I Cannot Add to Glowing Reviews

    This may very well be the best way to experience Rabbit at Rest. The performance is excellent and being of the right vintage, I can relate to many of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2015 by Chris Reich (Northern, CA)
  • 4.5
    Rabbit Remembered | John Updike

    Rabbit Remembered

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    The stunning novella that concludes John Updike's acclaimed Rabbit series is now available on audio. Set 10 years after Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom's death, Rabbit Remembered returns listeners to the small Pennsylvania town where Harry's widow, Janice, and his son, Nelson, still reside. They are faced with a surprise when Annabelle, Harry's 39-year-old illegitimate daughter, arrives on the scene, bringing with her ghosts from the past.

    Rabbit from Start to Finish

    I spent the summer listening to all four Rabbit books (having read the first two when they first were published years ago). They are wonderfu..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2009 by Amazon Customer (INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, United States)