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    • 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 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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
    • 5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The John Updike Audio Collection

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, John Updike
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 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

    • Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feel

    • A 'This I Believe' Essay
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author on the value of creative writing, American Democracy, and science.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Golf Dreams

    • Writings on Golf
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • 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

    • Foreword

    • The John Updike Audio Collection
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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 38 ratings

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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

    • Snowing in Greenwich Village

    • The John Updike Audio Collection
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • The Persistence of Desire

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A selection from the John Updike audio collection.

    Regular price: $1.13

    • Trust Me

    • Short Stories
    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Family Meadow

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • 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
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    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

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • By: Calliope Author Readings, Nelson Algren, James Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Nelson Algren, James Jones, John Updike, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Nelson Algren reading from The Man With the Golden Arm, James Jones reading from The Thin Red Line, John Updike reading “Lifeguard” from Pigeon Feathers and Other, Bernard Malamud reading from “The Mourners” from The Magic Barrre.

    Regular price: $11.17