• The Swimmer

  • The John Cheever Audio Collection
  • By: John Cheever
  • Narrated by: John Cheever
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-22-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.0 (56 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have.
As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."
©1978 John Cheever; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Bill on 08-26-17

Good premise and well executed

A pretty good little short audio. I have heard of Cheever before, but never thought to read (listen) any of his stuff until I ran across this one on sale. Glad I picked it up. The premise was very good and the story was well executed.

Ned is not running away from his problems. He’s swimming. In and out of the water, over hedges, thru cocktail parties, across the freeway and into the approaching storm. He just wants to get back to his family. One swimming pool at a time.

4 Audible Stars. I would be interested to read a longer work from this author.

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By Jason Johnson on 01-11-17

Brutally dated

I didn't enjoy this at all and I enjoy most things. Very outdated unless I just wasn't into it.

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