Rabbit Quartet
Books in series5
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(4.5 based on 72 ratings)
  • 1
    Rabbit, Run | John Updike

    Rabbit, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    It's 1959, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one-time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life.

    Hard to get started but glad I did.

    I have previously read Couples and some short stories. Admire the writing. I have to rate the
    narrator very highly. He was so good - he had to..
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    Reviewed on 05 September 2016 by D. Webster (Worcs)
  • 2
    Rabbit Redux | John Updike

    Rabbit Redux

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be - at least not for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his confused life - and home - comes Jill, an 18-year-old runaway who becomes his lover.

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  • 3
    Rabbit Is Rich | John Updike

    Rabbit Is Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's 1979, and Rabbit is no longer running. He's walking and beginning to get out of breath. That's okay, though - it gives him the chance to enjoy the wealth that comes with middle age. It's all in place: he's chief sales representative and co-owner of Springer motors; his wife, at home or in the club, is keeping trim; he wears good suits; and the cash is pouring in. So why is it that he finds it so hard to accept the way that things have turned out?

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  • 4
    Rabbit at Rest | John Updike

    Rabbit at Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's 1989, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom is far from restful. Harry is 56 and overweight, and he has a struggling business on his hands and a heart that is starting to fail. His family, too, are giving him cause for concern. His son, Nelson, is a wreck of a man, a cocaine addict with shattered self-respect. Janice, his wife, has decided that she wants to be a working girl. And as for Pru, his daughter-in-law, she seems to be sending out signals to Rabbit that he knows he should ignore but somehow can't.

    Fantastic series of books

    Brilliant set of books, awesome combination of american 20th century history and a man's life

    Reviewed on 23 November 2016 by chris ()
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