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 596
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    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

    • 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 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Enjoyed" the movie more

    • By Clarence on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Rabbit Redux

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey 
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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

    • Rabbit Is Rich

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Rabbit Remembered

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • Lifeguard

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • 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 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      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

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