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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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 Very outdated unless I just wasn't into it.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

Time to Take Another Lap with the Swimmer

Would you consider the audio edition of The Swimmer to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the short story or seen the movie in more than 20 years. I became interested after reading rave reviews of the new Blu-ray edition. It includes this audible story. Well, I listened to it as I drove home. And, it was wonderful. John Cheever's reading is heartfelt and you feel like you are in the room with him. One of the best 20 minutes you can spend with a book. Try it again.


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- Fred

Book Details

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