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Download Selected Stories: The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Selected Stories: The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating (Unabridged), by John Updike
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (66 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Updike Narrator: John Updike Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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John Updike reads six stories he has selected from the 100-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 14-year-old boy's fear of death and the answer he finds.

The Family Meadow describes a piece of America, a picnic reunion in New Jersey.

The Witnesses and The Alligators both deal with love, as felt by a middle-aged man and a fifth-grade boy.

Separating recounts the June day when Richard and Joan Maple separate, in front of their four children.

Mr. Updike, when asked to described his method of reading aloud, said, I try to picture the things described and to speak the words distinctly, and to let the emotion come through on its own.

The method works beautifully. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Hellstrom | 10/12/2013

    " Great audio versions from Audible.com "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 10/20/2009

    " Updike's excessively earnest readings may betray the essential subtleties of his stories, but it's pretty pardonable given that he gave us the stories in the first place. "

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