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    • The John Cheever Audio Collection (Unabridged Stories)

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, George Plimpton, others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates, with unequaled grace and tenderness, the deepest feelings we have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All Stars Deliver

    • By Greg on 03-03-04

    Regular price: $10.26

    • The Swimmer

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: John Cheever
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good premise and well executed

    • By Bill on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $1.13

    • Falconer

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    A convict named Farragut struggles to remain a man while inside a nightmarish prison. Cheever crafted his most powerful work of fiction out of Farragut's suffering and astonishing salvation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unsettling and beautiful

    • By Darwin8u on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • By: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated by: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy

    • By Alison on 09-08-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Bullet Park

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; his Bullet Park neighbour, Paul Hammer, is a bastard named after a common household tool. The pair become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Selected Shorts

    • Tales of Betrayal
    • By: John Biguenet, Adam Haslett, John Cheever
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn, John Shea, Anne Meara
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this compilation, characters make choices that define their lives and suffer consequences often dire or disquieting. Abraham prepares to slay Isaac; siblings fall in love with the same man; a Thai man hides his secret guilt from his best friend on draft selection day. Delve into the secret lives of people and discover what drives them to betrayal.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Wapshot Chronicle

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses' adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful 1950s Great Expectations-like Novel

    • By Darwin8u on 05-31-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Sorrows of Gin

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The demoralization and destruction of alcoholism

    • By W Perry Hall on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Five-Forty-Eight

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Season of Divorce

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Enormous Radio

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Good Performance

    • By Evelyn on 10-30-13

    Regular price: $1.13

    • O City of Broken Dreams

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Blythe Danner
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Death of Justina

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: John Cheever
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: George Plimpton
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Brigadier and the Golf Widow

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Peter Gallagher
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Jewels of the Cabots

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: George Plimpton
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Chaste Clarissa

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Blythe Danner
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • O Youth and Beauty!

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Peter Gallagher
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $1.13

    • Essential Cheever

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: John Cheever, Meryl Streep
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Enormous Radio and The Swimmer are two magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates with unequaled grace and tenderness the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever wrote, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $9.11

    • Preface DA

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Ben Cheever, Peter Gallagher
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Here are 12 magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates - with unequaled grace and tenderness - the deepest feelings we have.

    Regular price: $2.27