The Awakening

  • by Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by Grace Conlin
  • 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Although originally published in 1899, this book's leading character, Edna Pontellier, could be mistaken for a modern day liberated woman. In the summer of her 28th year, as she watched numerous mothers on a beach, she vowed to honor the deep yearnings within herself that she sensed were unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood. She abandoned her conventional role in life and made for herself a controversial and ultimately destructive life.


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This work is nothing less than succulently powerful. Chopin sucked me right in, and I felt it all with Edna. I'm left, several days after finishing it, still thinking about the story. Potent stuff.
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- Ed


I must say this book when read is far more moving than when listened to on this robotic audiobook.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2001
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.