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Author: John Updike Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Rabbit Novels Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780739376362
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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 midlife to become a working girl. As, through 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, looking for reasons to live. The geographical locale is divided between Brewer, in southestern Pennyslvania, and Deleon, in southwestern Florida. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • Winner of the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 1990 New York Times Best Book for Fiction

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shea | 2/16/2014

    " John Updike's Rabbit series is so well-written it blows my mind. Start with Rabbit, Run and read them all. Now. But, don't expect them to put you in a good mood or anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 2/9/2014

    " Read for book club. It certainly generated a good discussion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 2/9/2014

    " Let's just say I'm glad it's over. Rabbit is a total jerk. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thom | 2/6/2014

    " At least I didn't need to take any Ambien this week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 1/14/2014

    " Very few books have taken me to the state I was in when I was finished the fourth of the series. I highly recommend reading all the Rabbit books. I will miss Harry Angstrom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke | 1/12/2014

    " Goodbye Rabbit :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 1/10/2014

    " at times this was a little to close to home. brillant stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/5/2014

    " Wonderful series. I am going to miss Rabbit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 12/17/2013

    " I was sad to see the end of the Rabbit series. Noticed myself skimming through most of the sports talk, was dying to read an Epiloge of some kind, but all in all this series was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 11/27/2013

    " not as good as the rest, but the best line I found in the whole series--Without God to lift us up and make us into angels, we're all trash. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colby | 11/19/2013

    " Great ending to a wonderful series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/11/2013

    " The best of the four novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 10/8/2013

    " When I took this book out of the library I didn't realize that it was the last book in a series. I really enjoyed it so I guess I'll be reading the three previous novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 janine | 8/17/2013

    " it is official, rabbit will never change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 5/15/2013

    " John Updike excels in the small details, so intricately described. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norman | 2/8/2013

    " See my review of "Rabbit is Rich". A life and death without any meaning other than the transient enjoyment of the material world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/25/2013

    " I read the four Rabbit books in order and I recommend they are read in succession. I loved the stories, the characters (although Rabbit is not a likeable character) and how the past novels are seemlessly woven into the next novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 9/14/2012

    " tied for first place in this series with rabbit run. i was so sad to see rabbit go. i had grown fond of the old man! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cristina | 9/4/2012

    " the end of the 'Rabbit' books = the end of my affair with john updike. don't want to read 'Terrorist,' read 'S.,' was disappointed. but the Rabbit books i will read over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 6/1/2011

    " Sadly the truth exposed here in all clarify. All thoughtful exposure. When I was done I burst into tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 4/15/2011

    " 1979 through the lens and pen a great chronicler of late 20th century America. What more can you say? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 3/4/2011

    " Updike's Rabbit series is weird but it start to sort of grow on you by about the 3rd book. I can't say I ever loved this series but I did manage to get through them. He writes in such an impersonal way it's like he leaves the best part out - for me at least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2011

    " longwinded but I liked the writing style and the sexuality "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 11/18/2010

    " Whether or not you like Updike's prose, voice, story etc, Rabbit at Rest is a master-class in fiction writing ....and the Rabbit series offers some of the best novels in American lit. ----extraordinary the mileage Updike has gotten out of protagonistHarry Angstrom...! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 janine | 11/11/2010

    " it is official, rabbit will never change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 11/9/2010

    " i can't bring myself to say good-bye to rabbbit. "

About the Author

John Updike (1932–2009) was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with two Pulitzer Prize Awards, the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, a collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.