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    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Jane Barry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    When first published in 1899, "The Awakening" shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful group of short stories

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, great reading.

    • By Donald on 03-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Collection and Production

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Kate Chopin Collection

    • The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Victoria Mcgee, Jane Leclercq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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).

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Out of Date

    • By Ray Stewart on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Jane Leclercq
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bargain, but at a cost

    • By NYC Amazon buyer on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    On vacation in Grand Isle, Louisiana, a married woman falls in love with a charming, attentive young man. The relationship spurs Edna Pontellier to explore her longing for independence and creative fulfillment. It also compels her to defy conventions, rejecting the constraints of marriage and motherhood. First published in 1899, Kate Chopin's novel drew criticism for its daring portrayal of female infidelity. Rediscovered decades later, it is now lauded for its lyricism, honesty, and astute social commentary.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fix description! The Awakening AND OTHER STORIES

    • By W. on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      2 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying voice

    • By Victoria on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Kim Basinger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 332
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 289
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 279

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like Seeing a Movie with Your Eyes Closed

    • By Deborah Jacob on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great selection of stories

    • By Zaubermond on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Trembling. Bridge Between Tolstoy and Woolf

    • By Darwin8u on 06-08-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Awakening and Other Short Stories

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    One of the earliest feminist works in American literature, "The Awakening" tells the story of Edna Pontellier. Unsatisfied with societal expectations and unhappy with her family life, she begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renown 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 from living outside of social convention. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I liked the reader's style.

    • By B.E. Goode on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Story of an Hour

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Tish Hicks
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "The Story of an Hour," Louise Mallard has just learned that her husband is dead - believed to have died during a train accident. Her family fears that the news will kill Louise, who suffers from a weak heart.

    Regular price: $4.17

    • The Story of an Hour

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Regret

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Mademoiselle Aurelie's neighbour appears and asks her to take care of her four children in an emergency, she accepts the challenge very reluctantly. Mademoiselle Aurelie knows nothing about children and cares even less for them. But over the following weeks, the children become a part of her life... until the day when their mother reappears to reclaim them.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • The American Experience

    • A Collection of Great American Stories
    • By: Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: George Vafiandis, Ralph Cosham, Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding collection of classics

    • By D. Littman on 03-07-04

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fifty Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Choice

    • By Mountain K9iner on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $53.29

    • Great Classic Stories III

    • 22 Unabridged Classics
    • By: Herman Melville, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, and others
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators. Includes the following stories: "The Lightening-Rod Man" by Herman Melville, "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London, "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte, "The New Catacomb" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, "My Watch" and "The Widow's Protest" by Mark Twain, "An Ideal Family" by Kate Mansfield, "A Painful Case" by James Joyce, "Small Fry" by Anton Chekhov, and more!

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Desiree's Baby

    • Short Stories
    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Désirée’s Baby, the adopted daughter of a wealthy prewar French Creole couple is courted by the son of another wealthy, respected French Creole family. After they marry, their child is born with dark skin and believed to have African ancestry, a problem for a prewar white family. Accused of dishonesty by her husband, the mother, Désirée, and her child walk off into the bayou, never to be seen again. But when the father finds a letter from his mother to his father which reveals an explosive fact about his own ancestry, he learns a sobering truth.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An awakening for my ears

    • By Christine on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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