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  • Rabbit Redux

  • By: John Updike
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Summary

It's 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be - at least not for Rabbit Angstrom.

His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his confused life - and home - comes Jill, an 18-year-old runaway who becomes his lover. But when she invites her friend to stay, a young black radical named Skeeter, the pair's fragile harmony soon begins to fail....

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He attended Shillington High School, Harvard College and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford, where he spent a year on a Knox Fellowship. From 1955 to 1957, he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, to which he contributed numerous poems, short stories, essays and book reviews. After 1957 he lived in Massachusetts until his death.

John Updike's first novel, The Poorhouse Fair, was published in 1959. It was followed by Rabbit, Run, the first volume of what have become known as the Rabbit books.

Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990) were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

©1971 John Updike (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

Critic reviews

"A masterpiece.... Updike owns a rare verbal genius, a gifted intelligence and a sense of tragedy made bearable by wit.” ( Time)
“An awesomely accomplished writer.... For God’s sake, read the book. It may even - will probably change your life.” (Anatole Broyard)
“A superb performance, all grace and dazzle...a brilliant portrait of middle America.” ( Life)

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An Audio Masterclass

I would recommend that this is required listening for all aspiring audio book narrators. William Hope will show you how it's done.

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Just as good as the first.

I thought rabbit was the worst in the first book but some of the characters in this one challenge that. Excellent narration by William Hope.