Rabbit at Rest : Rabbit Quartet

  • by John Updike
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • Series: Rabbit Quartet
  • 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In John Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo, and a second grandchild. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending out mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in mid-life to become a working girl. As, though the winter, spring, and summer of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live.


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Customer Reviews

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Needs condensation badly

I overdosed on Rabbit: <Rabbit, Run> and then <Rabbit at Rest>. I listened to the end of part 2 because I looked forward to his death. Instead, I found I had another 7 hours to listen to, full of useless detail. After another 30 minutes of part 3, which held my attention because of a sexual encounter (one of far too many) I gave up. I was sick of hearing about him.
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- Hal

I Cannot Add to Glowing Reviews

This may very well be the best way to experience Rabbit at Rest. The performance is excellent and being of the right vintage, I can relate to many of Rabbit's feeling.

If I write a long review, many would not read it. So let me just plead with you to experience the entire series starting with Rabbit Run. Just experience it. You won't be disappointed.

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- Chris Reich "Business Physicist and Astronomer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio