Stanley V. Dawson

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  • The Awakening

  • By: Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by: Kim Basinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 319
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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.

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  • Like Seeing a Movie with Your Eyes Closed

  • By Deborah Jacob on 05-05-13

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Reviewed: 08-18-14

What do you think your next listen will be?

Travelling with pomegranets

Would you be willing to try another one of Kim Basinger’s performances?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, sadness and disappointment: all three

Any additional comments?

I do not like stories where childen are ignored and that encourage adultery, promote suicide and are depressing.