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  • Rabbit, Run | John Updike

    Rabbit, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    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....

    Peregrine says: "Great, but gritty and depressing"
  • The Maples Stories | John Updike

    The Maples Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Peter Van Norden
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    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.

    J.Means says: "A weak reader hampers the work of a legend"
  • The Centaur | John Updike

    The Centaur

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
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    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.

  • The Witches of Eastwick | John Updike

    The Witches of Eastwick

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Before they were the widows of Eastwick, our heroines were a trio of delightfully wicked witches. In a small New England town in that hectic era when the sixties turned into the seventies, there lived three witches. Alexandra Spoffard, a sculptress, could create thunderstorms. Jane Smart, a cellist, could fly. The local gossip columnist, Sukie Rougemont, could turn milk into cream. Divorced but hardly celibate, the wonderful witches one day found themselves quite under the spell of the new man in town.

    Clarence says: ""Enjoyed" the movie more"
  • Rabbit at Rest | John Updike

    Rabbit at Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    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.

    Chris Reich says: "I Cannot Add to Glowing Reviews"
  • Rabbit Redux | John Updike

    Rabbit Redux

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey 
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    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.

    L. Berlyne-Kovler says: "Bring on more Rabbit!"
  • Rabbit Is Rich | John Updike

    Rabbit Is Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    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.

    L. Berlyne-Kovler says: "Brilliant Writing"
  • Rabbit Remembered | John Updike

    Rabbit Remembered

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Rabbit from Start to Finish"
  • Selected Stories: The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating | John Updike

    Selected Stories: The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By John Updike
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    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.

    W Perry Hall says: "Life, Love and Chivalry"
  • Separating | John Updike

    Separating

    • UNABRIDGED (28 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Peter Van Norden
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    The Maples Stories consists of eighteen classic stories from across John Updike's career, forming aluminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. "Separating," the fourteenth story in the collection, details the Maples' decision to part ways, their pragmatism about the split concealing their underlying emotions as they struggle to relate the news to their four nearly-grown children.

  • The New Yorker (February 27, 2006) | Jane Kramer,Lauren Collins,Jane Mayer,David Sedaris,John Updike

    The New Yorker (February 27, 2006)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jane Kramer, Lauren Collins, Jane Mayer, and others
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    "Images" by Jane Kramer; "Regretfully, Dick" by Lauren Collins; "The Memo" by Jane Mayer; "Suitable for Framing" by David Sedaris; "My Father's Tears" by John Updike.

  • The John Updike Audio Collection | John Updike

    The John Updike Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, John Updike
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    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.

    Jody says: "Good read"
  • Selected Shorts: Lots of Laughs! | Nicholson Baker,John Updike,David Schickler,Neil Gaiman

    Selected Shorts: Lots of Laughs!

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nicholson Baker, John Updike, David Schickler, and others
    • Narrated By Thomas Gibson, Charles Keating, David Rakoff
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    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.

    Steve says: "Wonderful Radio Show"
  • Trust Me: Short Stories | John Updike

    Trust Me: Short Stories

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By John Updike
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    The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his aging heroes and heroines.

  • The Orphaned Swimming Pool | John Updike

    The Orphaned Swimming Pool

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander
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    A selection from the John Updike audio collection.

  • Killing | John Updike

    Killing

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander
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    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.

  • The Widows of Eastwick | John Updike

    The Widows of Eastwick

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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?

    I. Kissen says: "Transformation"
  • Terrorist | John Updike

    Terrorist

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    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.

    Lyn says: "Updike vindicated"
  • First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors | Margaret Atwood,Roy Blount Jr.,Pat Conroy,Gail Godwin,Stephen King,Norman Mailer,Joyce Carol Oates,William Styron,Amy Tan,John Updike

    First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Pat Conroy, and others
    • Narrated By Elliott Gould, Kevin McCarthy, Judith Ivey
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    Most kids write stories. Only a few of them grow up to be successful authors. But before there was Carrie, there was Jhonathan and the Witchs. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, Toyota Dealer, there was Manuel Cirarro, famous detective. Could we have seen the seeds of success in Stephen King's and John Updike's juvenilia? A funny and surprisingly informative gathering of childhood creations by today's most celebrated writers.

  • Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf | John Updike

    Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By John Updike
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    Golf has been the subject of many books and the province of many experts, but few have written as sympathetically, or as knowingly, about the peculiar charms of bad golf, and the satisfactions of an essentially losing struggle. John Updike has been writing about golf since he took the game up at the age of 25. In the nearly 40 years of pleasurable bafflement that have followed, he has composed essays for Golf Digest and short stories for The New Yorker concerning the sport.

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