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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (542 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Updike Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rabbit Novels Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780739376492
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The stunning novella that concludes John Updike's acclaimed Rabbit series is now available on audio. 
Set ten 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/3/2014

    " I read the 'Rabbit Remembered' from this book. I thought I had read all the 'Rabbit' books, but this one slipped by me. Nice to have everything all tied up. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca F. | 1/27/2014

    " After finishing the last novel in Updike's "Rabbit" series, I was a little sad to see the story end, to say good-bye to Rabbit Angstrom. So admittedly, I experienced a feeling of sweet self-indulgence when I discovered the "Rabbit Remembered" sequel at the back of this collection of stories. Or maybe it was more "bittersweet," sort of like reconnecting with an old boyfriend/girlfriend after many years, the excitement and warmth of re-establishing that intimate connection and re-living past highs and lows nestled alongside the naked truth that your story is over, the magic you remember as elusive as, well, a rabbit running through a field of tall grass. The narrative picks up ten years after Harry's death and rests now with both Janice and Nelson as they carry on their lives without their husband and father. Where in Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, it seemed that Updike's descriptive powers were at their best, generating for the reader such an intimate connection to the fictional setting of the book, the pure observation and a beautiful, symbolic way of expressing it, in the sequel, Updike tries to carry the torch but seems to have run out of juice. Passages decribing the weather or the old town of Brewer just don't carry the same significance not seen through Harry's eyes, and the text has lost some punch. I'm not sure I thoroughly buy all the scenarious he lays out for us here -- like Janice having married Ronnie Harrison, Harry's daughter Annabelle emerging from secrecy after Ruth dies, her having been sexually abused as a child by her adopted father, etc. -- but I guess it's comforting to see things end on a little more of an up-note than at the end of the fourth novel. Now I'm ready to put this story to bed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcleitson Leitson | 1/8/2014

    " I picked this up because of the the last of the stories in the book...."Rabbit Remembered". I read the "Rabbit" series years ago and will always be amongst my favorites. I was hesitant that I would recall the characters or that it might seem dated. Has not been a disappointment in the least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/7/2014

    " I must admit that I only read "Rabbit Remembered" in this book. I have read all of the other rabbit books and I was excited to see there was a final chapter. It was very satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 1/4/2014

    " Lovely. I would recommend these 12 short stories as everything I love about Updike and Rabbit Remembered as a last say on a character I don't know whether I love or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Smash | 11/29/2013

    " A follow-up to the Rabbit series? Am I dreaming?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Obiike | 11/25/2013

    " A bit hit or miss, as most short story collections are. My first introduction to Updike, and though not exactly my style, I was impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 11/6/2013

    " I didn't like "Rabbit Remembered" that much, but the short stories were wonderful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 5/13/2013

    " I just couldn't get into John Updike. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marvin | 3/21/2013

    " Brings readers up to date on what happened to other members of the family of the main character of the Rabbit series after his death. Despite some good reviews & my enthusiasm for Updike & the Rabbit series, I found this pretty inconsequential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/11/2012

    " I thought I had said good-bye forever to Rabbit, but found this short story about the life of the Angstrums after Rabbit's death. I will never forget these characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marikate Moore | 11/22/2012

    " Recently I finished reading the "Rabbit" novels and when I discovered "Rabbit Remembered" I couldn't resist picking it up... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 10/4/2012

    " The stories in the first half range from extremely forgettable to flat-out bad, but no matter: Skip to "Rabbit Remembered," and all is forgiven. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie Harvey | 4/4/2012

    " Rabbit Remembered was gritty and sooty. It's the last book in the Rabbit series, which cover the life of and the lives around Harry Angstrom, a sleazy car dealer and suburban player. Although the series is fiction, It's Updike's genuine testimony to post-war suburban life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 10/10/2011

    " Here ends my journey with Rabbit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 9/30/2011

    " I can't believe how NICE Rabbit Remembered is. Updike mellowing in his old age? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate | 8/5/2011

    " I just read the novella "Rabbit Remembered" from this compilation. The story follows Rabbit's wife, son and illegitimate daughter after he dies of a heart attack in his mid-fifties. People reunite, come to terms with dad's death and legacy and then live happily ever after. Boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Obiike | 5/16/2011

    " A bit hit or miss, as most short story collections are. My first introduction to Updike, and though not exactly my style, I was impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kailin | 9/7/2010

    " For the first time, Janice understands something - and proves that she is not a complete idiot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/12/2010

    " I thought I had said good-bye forever to Rabbit, but found this short story about the life of the Angstrums after Rabbit's death. I will never forget these characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 8/15/2009

    " Rabbit Remembered was gritty and sooty. It's the last book in the Rabbit series, which cover the life of and the lives around Harry Angstrom, a sleazy car dealer and suburban player. Although the series is fiction, It's Updike's genuine testimony to post-war suburban life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 5/19/2009

    " Lovely. I would recommend these 12 short stories as everything I love about Updike and Rabbit Remembered as a last say on a character I don't know whether I love or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/13/2009

    " I read the 'Rabbit Remembered' from this book. I thought I had read all the 'Rabbit' books, but this one slipped by me. Nice to have everything all tied up. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marikate | 2/1/2009

    " Recently I finished reading the "Rabbit" novels and when I discovered "Rabbit Remembered" I couldn't resist picking it up... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 6/21/2008

    " I didn't like "Rabbit Remembered" that much, but the short stories were wonderful. "

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About the Author
Author John Updike

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: in 2011 for Biography and History, in for History and Historical Fiction, and in 2009 for Nonfiction and Culture. His work has also garnered twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been nominated for an Audie Award. 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. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.