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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Updike Narrator: John Updike Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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A fantastic short story collection from critically acclaimed and bestselling author John Updike. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 1/7/2013

    " I only read The Afterlife in another collection. It was so descriptive that I am now on the hunt for more English countryside books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loreen Niewenhuis | 8/2/2012

    " I had forgotten how deliberate a writer Updike can be. These stories are forthright, the imagery clear, and the stories speak to each other. He's not one of my favorite writers, but I do like his style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamra | 5/25/2012

    " I'm a big Updike fan, but, as someone else said, this isn't his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Fenner | 12/5/2011

    " Updike's short stories are well written and to the point. Most of these fit the mold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 8/9/2011

    " Some of these stories are unbelievable, some are a little boring, all of them are written perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather M | 7/5/2010

    " A collection of lovely and poignant stories that deal with living, aging, birth, and death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara P | 6/25/2010

    " I chose this book at random because the short stories are about people over 50, supposedly their "after life." Each story was quite different with rich character descriptions. One could easily and quickly get into the story line and characters in short stories no more than 5 to 10 pages each. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 6/10/2010

    " Great storytelling from a gifted author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 6/4/2010

    " I'm reading these stories for an in-person book discussion group here in St. Paul, Minnesota. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/10/2010

    " Updike is always, in my opinion, a solid writer, but these are not his best short stories. A bit repetitive, and very similar protaganists--60-something divorced men dealing with second or third wives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 3/24/2009

    " I'm reading these stories for an in-person book discussion group here in St. Paul, Minnesota. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 8/5/2008

    " Some of these stories are unbelievable, some are a little boring, all of them are written perfectly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 3/11/2008

    " Great storytelling from a gifted author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loreen | 2/20/2008

    " I had forgotten how deliberate a writer Updike can be. These stories are forthright, the imagery clear, and the stories speak to each other. He's not one of my favorite writers, but I do like his style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamra | 1/9/2008

    " I'm a big Updike fan, but, as someone else said, this isn't his best work. "

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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.