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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Cheever Narrator: Meryl Streep, George Plimpton, and others Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN:
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Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates, with unequaled grace and tenderness, the deepest feelings we have.

As Cheever writes in his preface, 'These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat.'

This collection contains The Enormous Radio, The Five-Forty-Eight, O City of Broken Dreams, Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor, The Season of Divorce, The Brigadier and the Golf Widow, The Sorrows of Gin, O Youth and Beauty!, The Chaste Clarissa, The Jewels of the Cabots, The Death of Justina, and The Swimmer.

This special audio collection also features archival recording of the author reading, and a preface written by the author and read by his son, Benjamin Cheever. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kateri Ewing | 11/29/2013

    " At times heartbreaking, other times shocking, always incredibly insightful and human. A fascinating collection of private writings by a treasured author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Parson | 9/29/2011

    " Writers will get it. And thank God--it is comforting. Cheever puts all his anxiety, diversions and perversions on paper. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theoldmule | 12/1/2010

    " This is such a great collection. I was happy to find out this was authorized by Cheever before he died -- a change from his earlier position. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/25/2010

    " A heartbreaking and beautiful accounting of a life that is as affecting as any of Cheever's stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena Passarello | 6/16/2009

    " There should be a button on Good Reads for "perused" or "read some of it." That's what I did here, but what the heck. I'll say I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 4/30/2008

    " This took me forever..to finish up...it's amazing, and each entry makes his struggle with alcohol/life/wife/son/daughter/himself so much more concrete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiof | 8/30/2007

    " best literary journals I've yet seen "

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About the Author
Author John Cheever

John Cheever (1912-1982), best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of seventeen. He was the recipient of a 1951 Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of a National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle in 1958, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stories of John Cheever, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award. He died in 1982, at the age of seventy.