• The Awakening

  • By: Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-06-01
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (10 ratings)

Summary

Although originally published in 1899, this book's leading character, Edna Pontellier, could be mistaken for a modern day liberated woman. In the summer of her 28th year, as she watched numerous mothers on a beach, she vowed to honor the deep yearnings within herself that she sensed were unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood. She abandoned her conventional role in life and made for herself a controversial and ultimately destructive life.
(P)1994 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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2 out of 5 stars
By James on 12-04-06

Hollow

I must say this book when read is far more moving than when listened to on this robotic audiobook.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ed on 13-01-04

Powerful

This work is nothing less than succulently powerful. Chopin sucked me right in, and I felt it all with Edna. I'm left, several days after finishing it, still thinking about the story. Potent stuff.

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8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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