John Updike
John Updike

John Updike was the author of more than sixty books, eight of them collections of poetry. His novels, including The Centaur, Rabbit Is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in January 2009.

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Author: John Updike | Narrator: John Updike
Release Date: October 24, 2017
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Golf is neither work nor play, John Updike tells us. "Golf is a trip."

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.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: John Updike
Release Date: October 24, 2017
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.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: John MacDonald
Release Date: October 24, 2017
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER
 
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.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: John Updike
Release Date: May 12, 2009
A fantastic short story collection from critically acclaimed, and bestselling author, John Updike.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: John Updike
Release Date: May 12, 2009
John Updike reads six stories he has selected from the hundred-odd he has published.

"A&P", recounting a moral crisis on the checkout counter, is his most anthologized story.

"Pigeon Feathers," the longest story included, tells of a fourteen-year-old boy's fear of death and the answer he finds.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Charles McGrath
Release Date: April 21, 2009
A stunning collection of poems that John Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book.

The opening sequence, “Endpoint,” is made up of a series of connected poems written on the occasions of his recent birthdays and culminates in his confrontation with his final illness.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: February 24, 2009
Set ten years after Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom’s death, Rabbit Remembered returns readers 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.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: February 17, 2009
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 midlife to become a working girl.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: February 03, 2009
The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run (1960), ten years after the hectic events described in Rabbit Redux (1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: January 27, 2009
"A triumph."

NEWSDAY

The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, and 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, Janice.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: December 23, 2008
Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Kate Reading
Release Date: October 21, 2008
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.
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