Showing results by author "John Updike"

Categories

All Categories

79 results
Sort by
    • 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
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 414

    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....

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

    • By Peregrine on 01-22-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • 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. 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.

    • 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 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

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Writing

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

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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
    • 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. In the retelling, Olympus becomes small-town Olinger High School; Chiron is George Caldwell, a science teacher there; and Prometheus is Caldwell's 15-year-old son, Peter.

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

    • By LloydWilliams on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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. Mr. Updike, when asked to described his method of reading aloud, said "I try to picture the things described and to speak the words distinctly, and to let the emotion come through on its own." The method works beautifully.

    • 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

    • 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. 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.

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

    • By Chris Reich on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Foreword

    • The John Updike Audio Collection
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The author's foreward to the John Updike audio collection.Updike's extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted character analysis not a mini bio.

    • By John Lane on 10-10-12
    • The John Updike Audio Collection
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Release date: 08-03-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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

    In 1956, Updike published a story, "Snowing in Greenwich Village," about a young couple, Joan and Richard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades, he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years together raising children, finding moments of intermittent happiness, and facing the heartbreak of infidelity and estrangement.

    • 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

    • 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. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bewitched!

    • By I. Kissen on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Terrorist

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The son of a bohemian Irish-American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three, Ahmad turned to Islam at the age of 11. He feels his faith threatened by the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in the slumping factory town of New Prospect, in northern New Jersey.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Updike vindicated

    • By Lyn on 08-06-08

    Regular price: $25.87

    • 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. The three divorcées - Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie - have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world, to such foreign lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintance. Why not, Sukie and Jane ask Alexandra, go back to Eastwick for the summer?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformation

    • By I. Kissen on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Rabbit Remembered

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

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

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • John Updike Reading "Lifeguard" from Pigeon Feathers and Others
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The young John Updike’s portrayal of a haughty seminary student working as a lifeguard is witty and poetic, as the naïve hero surveys the beachgoers in his care, and contemplates a future of saving souls as well as bodies.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • The New Yorker (December 24 & 31, 2007) Part 2

    • By: Caleb Crain, John Updike, James Wood, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    There are six articles in the second part of this double issue: "Twilight of the Books", by Caleb Crain; "Visual Trophies", by John Updike; "Squall Lines", by James Wood; "Alma", by Junot Díaz; "The Arbus Factor", by Lore Segal; and "I Hit Hamlet", by Paul Rudnick.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Rabbit Is Rich

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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?

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Selected Shorts

    • Lots of Laughs!
    • By: Nicholson Baker, John Updike, David Schickler, and others
    • Narrated by: Thomas Gibson, Charles Keating, David Rakoff
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Radio Show

    • By Steve on 11-26-05

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The John Updike Audio Collection

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, John Updike
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Jody on 06-03-04

    Regular price: $9.11

    • Waiting Up

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Peter Van Norden
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In 1956, Updike published the story "Snowing in Greenwich Village," about a young couple, Joan and Richard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades, he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years together raising children, finding moments of intermittent happiness, and facing the heartbreak of infidelity and estrangement.

    Regular price: $0.87

    • 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. These extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful.

    Regular price: $1.13

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4