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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by John Cheever, Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Meryl Streep, et al.

Fiction • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1947

If you’ve ever wished the characters in an Edward Hopper painting would come alive and tell their stories, then don’t miss this luminous recording. In his celebrated stories, John Cheever’ captures a burgeoning New York City in the ’40s and ’50s and makes mythic the suburban world of Westchester County in the ’60s and ’70s with such characters as “The Swimmer,” a man whose answer to a hangover is to swim across the county--swimming pool by swimming pool. An incomparable set of narrators delivers the stories with perfection. The production is elegantly bracketed by Cheevers: son Ben narrates the introduction, and John Cheever himself delivers the final two stories--at a breakneck clip but with the intelligence and vitality that shine throughout his work. E.K.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2004 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2003

CD ISBN 9780061965357 $14.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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