Rabbit, Run

Written by:
John Updike
Narrated by:
Arthur Morey

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2008
12 hours 6 minutes
“A lacerating story of loss and of seeking, written in prose that is charged with emotion but is always held under impeccable control.”—Kansas City Star

Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty—even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler’s edge.
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Placence Sinclair of Steeple

Narrator: Arthur Morey takes some getting used to, but eventually grips you. Now I can't imagine any other narrator for this great novel. Book: A masterpiece in every sense of the word. If you're looking for flat characters in a flat world doing flat things, this isn't your scene. If you like relatable characters, you'll be disappointed most of the time. If you like an examination of a real kind of place, with real kind of people in it, doing the kinds of odd, half-good, half-bad things that real people do, then look no further than this great work of art. If life interests you, and it doesn't have to be life like you like it or see it or necessarily agree with, and you want to feel and touch and taste and sense life from another angle, you'll be as riveted as I was all the way, and go directly to the sequel Rabbit Redux.

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Rauf S.

Wonderful novel, well paired with the narrator. Listening for the third time now

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