John Updike
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John Updike

John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, and since 1957 lived in Massachusetts. He was the father of four children and the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, essays, and criticism. His novels won the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. A previous collection of essays, Hugging the Shore, received the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. John Updike died on January 27, 2009, at the age of 76.

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    • Rabbit, Run

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    Harry Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school and that was the best time of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but gritty and depressing

    • By Peregrine on 01-22-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Rabbit Is Rich

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Writing

    • By L. Berlyne-Kovler on 02-27-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Rabbit at Rest

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Cannot Add to Glowing Reviews

    • By Chris Reich on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Rabbit Redux

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey 
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bring on more Rabbit!

    • By L. Berlyne-Kovler on 02-16-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Widows of Eastwick

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformation

    • By I. Kissen on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Maples Stories

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Peter Van Norden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Collected together for the first time on audio, these 18 classic stories from across John Updike's career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A weak reader hampers the work of a legend

    • By J.Means on 01-06-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Witches of Eastwick

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Before they were the widows of Eastwick, our heroines were a trio of delightfully wicked witches....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • How did this thing ever become a best seller?

    • By WhosYourChubby on 10-10-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Persistence of Desire

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A selection from the John Updike audio collection....

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Centaur

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Father was toxic waste...

    • By LloydWilliams on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rabbit Remembered

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Set 10 years after Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom's death, Rabbit Remembered returns listeners to the small Pennsylvania town where Harry's widow and son still reside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rabbit from Start to Finish

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-09

    Regular price: $27.93

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