The Awakening

Narrated by: Susie Berneis
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (182 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Trapped between the life she is expected to live and the life she longs to lead, will Edna find happiness?

Public Domain (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Good story, great reading.

Chopin is classic literature. Her messages still ring true, and this book is a fantastic addition to the canon. I read a short story of hers, "Story of an Hour," but this novel does a much more thorough job exploring those themes. It's also an easy read.

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Recording could be more animated.

The voice seemed a little lifeless sometimes. Nothing too bad. Overall, the book and listening was splendid.

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Well Performed

I found it difficult to connect myself to Edna. Perhaps I am too naive. I was very impressed with the reader.

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a scandal at its finest

good quality reading. an interesting story. got through it in a day. don't recommend to smaller children.

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good

it was a good book I had to listen to it for English class, the sound quality is fine

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Every woman who stays should read this...

I l9ved this BOOK! It reflects all the dreams and limits of the Women Who Stay when perhaps...they should go...

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captivating

this should have been my first narration, Ms.Berneis blew me away with her story telling.

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Enlightening

I waited too long to read this classic. It certainly reflects issues from feminist theory of suppression and masogeny.