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The John Cheever Audio Collection by John Cheever
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Apr 26, 12

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Read from April 16 to 19, 2012

I had not previously read anything by this author and would now like to read more. I think he is a master of the short story format. Having said that, I think I enjoyed the earlier ones in the collection rather than the later ones as they seemed to be more tautly written.

The edition I chose was an audio version with the stories being read by a variety of well-known actors including Meryl Streep and Blythe Danner which greatly added to my enjoyment of the stories. The last two stories in the collection were read by John Cheever himself. While it was interesting to hear the work interpreted by the author, I did not enjoy his performance style as it seemed very rushed and did not live up to the quality of the other performers.
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