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  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Jane Leclercq
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    Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. The Awakening is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.

    lavalleem says: "Leclercq does Chopin proud"
  • Fifty Enthralling Short Stories | W. F. Harvey,Rudyard Kipling,J. D. Beresford,Ambrose Bierce,M. R. James,Kate Chopin,O. Henry

    Fifty Enthralling Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By W. F. Harvey, Rudyard Kipling, J. D. Beresford, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fascinating and varied collection of 50 great classic short stories, including ghost stories, crimes, humorous tales and passionate romance.

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, published 1899, drew a storm of criticism for its "shocking, morbid, and vulgar" story and quickly went out of print. The novel was not resurrected until the 1950s, when participants in the growing women's movement recognized its importance. Today, The Awakening is among the most-read American novels in colleges and universities and is considered an early example of American realism.

    Darwin8u says: "A Trembling. Bridge Between Tolstoy and Woolf"
  • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection | F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki,Thomas Hardy,Kate Chopin,James Thurber,P. G. Wodehouse

    Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
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    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    andrew says: "Superb Collection and Production"
  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
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    Unsatisfied with the expectations of Creole society and unhappy with her family life, Edna Pontellier begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renowned musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes with living outside of social convention.

    Amazon Customer says: "Every woman who stays should read this..."
  • Kate Chopin Collection: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin

    Kate Chopin Collection: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Victoria Mcgee, Jane Leclercq
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    From 1892 to 1895, Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby", a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm "(1898).

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Kim Basinger
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    Kate Chopin’s novel, a landmark work of early feminism, is seen as a pre-cursor to the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. The upper-class Creole society of New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century is brought to audio in a stirring performance by Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger.

    Deborah Jacob says: "Like Seeing a Movie with Your Eyes Closed"
  • The Great American Short Story Collection: 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers | Edgar Allan Poe,H. P. Lovecraft,O. Henry,Kate Chopin,Edith Wharton,Mark Twain,Ambrose Bierce

    The Great American Short Story Collection: 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    Victoria says: "Annoying voice"
  • The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin

    The Story of an Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background. Today she is now considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century. This powerful story concerns a wife who learns that her overbearing husband has been killed. The short period of mourning turns to the hope of her new freedom - but then comes the very unexpected climax.

  • Desiree's Baby | Kate Chopin

    Desiree's Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Jacqueline Kinlow
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    These brilliant stories deal with love and life in Louisiana during the Civil War through the turn of the century. The Cajun and French-Creole traditions make a rich backdrop for these deeply human tales. In "Disirie's Baby" a young plantation owner marries and has a child with features of the slave race; in "A Lady of Bayou St. John" a young woman becomes a devoted wife after her husband is killed; in "The Story of an Hour" a woman is surprised by her feelings at the news of her husband's death. Other stories include "Love on the Bon-Dieu," "The Unexpected," "Fedora," "The Godmother," and "At the 'Cadian Ball." After more than a half century of neglect, Kate Chopin's writings have at last regained the attention of readers, writers, and critics. These stories, some of her best, demonstrate her special insight and understanding of irony.

    Tamala says: "The recording is horrible!"
  • The American Experience: A Collection of Great American Stories | Mark Twain,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Kate Chopin,O. Henry

    The American Experience: A Collection of Great American Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated By George Vafiandis, Ralph Cosham, Sean Pratt
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    Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers.

    D. Littman says: "An outstanding collection of classics"
  • Desiree's Baby (Dramatized) | Kate Chopin

    Desiree's Baby (Dramatized)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background. Today she is now considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century. This powerful little story concerns a Southern gentleman who disowns his wife because he fears she has "negro" blood. The truth makes for a dramatic ending.

  • More Classic American Short Stories | Ambrose Bierce,Kate Chopin,O. Henry,Stephen Crane,James Fenimore Cooper

    More Classic American Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated By Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
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    Here are eight stories from master American writers of the 19th century. They vary from sinister tales by Ambrose Bierce - why is that window boarded up? - and a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, but forced to look after children, to classic short stories by O. Henry and Stephen Crane. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans.

  • The World's Best Classic Short Stories | O. Henry,Edgar Allan Poe,Oscar Wilde, Saki,Kate Chopin,Thomas Hardy,Rudyard Kipling

    The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    Ken Larsen says: "Wonderful group of short stories"
  • Fifty Short Stories | O. Henry,Edgar Allan Poe,W. W. Jacobs,Kate Chopin,Oscar Wilde,Ambrose Bierce,Thomas Hardy

    Fifty Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories: 1.The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 2.The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain 3.The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 4.The Fly by Katherine Mansfield 5.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 6.My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce 7.The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8.One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry 9.Regret by Kate Chopin 10.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 11.The Mezzotint by M. R. James 12.The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

    Mountain K9iner says: "A Good Choice"
  • Great Classic Stories II | Edgar Allan Poe,James Joyce,Mark Twain,Kate Chopin,Virginia Woolf,Aldous Huxley,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Oscar Wilde

    Great Classic Stories II

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Die Falknerin says: "Another great selection of stories"
  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
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    Edna Pontellier is married, twenty-eight, and at the cross road of her life. She is passionate and artistic, but has no one who understands her deep yearnings. She jumps at the chance to spend a summer away from her husband and the heat of New Orleans at a small costal retreat.

    Lucy says: "Amazing Story with So-So Narration"
  • Women's Short Stories: Volume 4 | Kate Chopin,Dorothy Parker,Elizabeth Gaskell

    Women's Short Stories: Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Liza Ross
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    Women's Short Stories - Volume 4. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline but for those who master it the rewards is many.

  • The Awakening | Kate Chopin

    The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a classic novel set in the 1800s that explores the revelations of the simple housewife, Edna Pontellier. While on vacation with her husband and her two sons in the Grand Isle near New Orleans, Edna makes new friendships that transform her ordinary life and perspective upside down.

    Christine says: "An awakening for my ears"
  • The Storm | Kate Chopin

    The Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    "The Storm" is Kate Chopin's most sexually charged story, and as such is quite exceptional for a work which was written in 1898. It describes a chance sexual encounter between Calixta and her former flame Alcée during a heavy storm in Louisiana when her husband Bobinôt and her son Bibi are absent. Chopin's description of the events of that day is refreshingly modern and free of the stifling morals of the day.

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