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The Awakening Audiobook

The Awakening

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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.

(P)1994 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • James
    Lakeland, FL, USA
    12/04/06
    Overall
    "Hollow"

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ed
    Seminole, FL, USA
    13/01/04
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    "Powerful"

    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.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • H. Z. Hill
    West Orange, NJ USA
    20/08/07
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    "Puzzled"

    This book appears on a list of the 100 greatest books which is why I read it. I certainly can't figure out why it has been selected. It is boring, empty and supercilious. The author is certainly a good writer and maybe she portrays an anomaly of the times -- an independent woman. But Ibsen does it so much better. I would recommend not wasting one's time on this one. There are far better books out there -- try The Mill on the Floss, for instance.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/03/09
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    "Great story, Good Reader"

    I love this book. The story moves fast, and keeps you in wondering agony to find out what is going to happen. The reader is ok. I make sure this book is always on my ipod, so I always have a good book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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