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    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    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
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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 67
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated narrator big time

    • By True West on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • 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 Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story with So-So Narration

    • By Lucy on 11-02-06

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Jane Leclercq
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • 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: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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

    • Desiree's Baby (Dramatized)

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • 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: 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 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 21
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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 Monkey's Paw and Other Stories

    • By: W.W. Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    This unique collection features some of the best short stories every written. It includes, "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin; "A Winter Courtship" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley; "The Revolt of Mother" and "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" and "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Regular price: $16.80

    • 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 Storm

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For an Essay

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $3.09

    • The Awakening and Other Short Stories

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

    • The Story of an Hour

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Kim Basinger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 269

    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: Caitlin Flaxman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

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