Rabbit at Rest

Author(s): John Updike
Series: Rabbit Series No: 4
Original Publish Date: Feb 17, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (19.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100012288
Released: Feb 17, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415958599
Narrator/s: Arthur Morey
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award In John Updike's fourth and final novel about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in midlife to return to the world of work. As, through the year of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.

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Author(s): John Updike
Product Number EB00165584
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780307744104

Professional reviews

"Few novels are more suited to the listening experience than those of the late John Updike, whose gifts as a storyteller were unsurpassed. Arthur Morey narrates the fourth and final volume of Updike's novels about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom with an almost-incantatory style that perfectly suits the large canvas of its setting--America in 1989. Morey's nuanced reading makes Rabbit real--vulnerable yet hopeful. The story fixes a time in our history through the eyes of a flawed but memorable character whose indulgences mimic the "Me Decade." His glory as a high school basketball star gone, his carnal appetite reduced by heart disease, his business brought to chaos, and his relationships diminished by time, Rabbit Angstrom comes to an end in Florida, the country's geriatric purgatory. A.D.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"