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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 More Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rabbit Novels Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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