The Awakening

  • by Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by Alexandra O’Karma
  • 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This scandalous turn-of-the-century story follows 28-year-old Edna Pontellier, wife and mother, who one day awakens to the pangs of passion for the first time in her life. But societal restraints place limits on any kind of authentic expression of desire. Her final gesture is a defiant, desperate reach for freedom.


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Customer Reviews

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An oldie but a goodie.

I felt The Awakening was very interesting. It's strange to listen to a time when women were so oppressed and were seen as ornaments rather than equals.
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- Michael

good book but...

the recording of the book was poorly done. background noise along with random fluctuations in the recording volume make for an awkward listen that distracts the listener from the tale
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- Cameron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books