The Swimmer

  • by John Cheever
  • Narrated by John Cheever
  • 0 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Neddy Merrill decides to swim home from a friend's pool party, traveling from fashionable swimming pool to swimming pool on a perfect mid-summer's day. But as night falls and the season changes, Neddy sinks from optimistic bliss to utter despair. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.

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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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- Bill

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 Very outdated unless I just wasn't into it.
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- Jason Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio