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 613
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 412
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    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 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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 Redux

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey 
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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 Maples Stories

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Peter Van Norden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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 Centaur

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • The Widows of Eastwick

    • A Novel
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Rabbit at Rest

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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

    • The Afterlife and Other Stories

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A fantastic short story collection from critically acclaimed and bestselling author John Updike....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be Aware, It's An Abridged Edition

    • By IthacaNancy on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Selected Stories

    • The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    John Updike reads six stories he has selected from the 100-odd he has published....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life, Love and Chivalry

    • By W Perry Hall on 07-12-15
    • The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-16-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Witches of Eastwick

    • A Novel
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bewitched!

    • By I. Kissen on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $31.93

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