The Sunset Gang

  • by Warren Adler
  • Narrated by Colleen Crimmins
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The short-story collection that was adapted into a three hour mini-series on PBS's American Playhouse, starring Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, Doris Roberts, Anne Meara, and Jerry Stiller.
With time running short, these intrepid residents of Sunset Village in Florida continue to thirst for life and love.
The Sunset Gang is as lively, fun, and courageous a group as you'll find anywhere this side of the Last Reward. The fact that you'll find them at Sunset Village, a condominium retirement community in Florida - where an ambulance siren is the theme song and cycling at a stately pace is strenuous exercise - does not mean that they are ready to pack it all in. Not by a long shot.
Indeed, sex and romantic love keep Sunset Village bubbling with activity. If you were to walk down one of its well-tended paths, you might spot Jenny and Bill sitting on a bench, acting like young lovers, and never suspect that they are married - to other people! And at the pool, Max Bernstein, with an expertise that comes from five decades of skirt chasing, is singling out attractive widows.
But the true beating heart of Sunset Village is the love of family and friends. Widowed Molly Berkowitz learns that although her son and daughter may be failures in the eyes of the world, they are well worth bragging about, and Isaac Kramer begins to feel truly at home when the gray-haired boys down at the Laundromat start calling him by his old neighborhood nickname, "Itch".
In America, where "old" is a dirty word, people over 65 are often shut out as if growing old were some kind of contagious disease. But you cannot shut the Sunset Gang out of your heart. If you let them in, they will teach you a lot about living-a subject on which, after all, they are the experts.

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Short cute

Short cute stories of life in a retirement community. Some super cute some a little disturbing tho I know them to be pretty spot on. Enjoyed them over all. Received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.
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- Tanya M. Spiegel

You're Only As Young You Feel

I enjoyed listening to The Sunset Gang. The stories were full of love, life, and drama. I loved that the folks at the retirement center were Jewish. I love hearing Yiddish. This is an important work of literature written by Warren Adler.

Colleen Crimmins' performance was outstanding. I can't imagine listening to anyone else narrate this. She was absolutely perfect for the characters. Top-notch and definitely recommended.

I was provided this audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
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- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2017
  • Publisher: Stonehouse Productions