The Awakening

  • by Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by Susie Berneis
  • 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?

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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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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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- Donald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2015
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC