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    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
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      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    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: $7.66

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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 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 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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: Jane Leclercq
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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: $5.59

    • 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 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • 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 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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: $64.00

    • The Story of an Hour

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      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

    • Classic American Short Stories

    • And More Classic American Short Stories
    • By: O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to pass the time!

    • By Casey J. Lee on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Flaxman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The Awakening, written by American novelist Kate Chopin, revolves around a young wife and mother, Edna Pontellier, who grapples with her burgeoning awareness of self in late 19th century Louisiana. Through a series of encounters with fellow women and a select assortment of men, she finds herself questioning the entirety of her existence at a time when thinking outside the box was something of an anomaly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Story with a Contemporary Voice

    • By Anonymous User on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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: $23.09

    • A Pair of Silk Stockings

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Kate Chopin is a widely considered a forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race andgender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "A Pair of Silk Stockings," a young woman unexpected finds herself with fifteen dollars.Inspired by her newfound wealth, she ignores her natural impulses and indulgesin a day of luxurious abandon. A wistful rumination on loss and the illusion ofcontrol, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is Chopin at her absolute best.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • 10-Minute Short Stories

    • By: James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Sir Michael Redgrave, Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A selection of stories to entertain for when you have a spare 10 minutes, including "After the Race", by James Joyce; "Three Questions", by Leo Tolstoy; "The Child's Story", by Charles Dickens; and "A Transgression", by Anton Chekhov, read by Sir Michael Redgrave.

    Regular price: $13.78

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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: Kitty Hendrix
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Awakening, a novel by Kate Chopin, was first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf Coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism with themes that are still relevant today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By karina Larson on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $14.27

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Kim Basinger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Although originally published in 1899, this book's leading character, Edna Pontellier, could be mistaken for a modern day liberated woman, who abandons her conventional role and makes for herself a controversial and ultimately destructive life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hollow

    • By James on 04-12-06

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Awakening and Other Short Stories

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. 

    Regular price: $23.09

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