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I went into this book expecting a Austen type romance, however this book is about lot more and I honestly like it a lot more than Austen's works. It is a bit slow at times, but a great read none the less.
I have never read the renowned book until this day, but as I found books of this sort usually to be long winded and tiring, I purchased this audio as an aid. Aid it was, the speaker embodies voice, I feel that best befits that of Jane Eyre, she invokes the emotions laid out in the narrative, and provides an enchanting experience that will leave the reader with a hunger for more.
I take this story of a twist on Oliver Twist in many ways. We have a woman who was abused and then get to go somewhere where there is suppose to be no abuse. Then there is and then it send with her life getting very much better. Then after years of a good life an event occurred and she finds herself entirely destitute and on the streets. Which is where it differs from Oliver Twist in that he is never truly homeless.
I find this story to be typical of stories of this era of time and I did enjoy it even though I saw the parallels to Oliver twist right off the bat. Please read it and enjoy it.
The Narrator was able to place me into the story, and I felt as though I was Jane Eyre. I felt all her joys, and all her agonies....
It allowed the stories passion to flow like the rich feast of a sumptuous banquet.
The story of Jane Eyre was magical, and so richly was the English language used, I felt that it might be exhausted by the end... A Magical work of fiction, giving me a look into the past as it was, in all its misguided glory, and tragic majesty.
I love this narration of Jane Eyre--all the voices are done well, and the tone is perfect. The only problem is the absolutely terrible French! Someone should have at least tried to coach the narrator a bit!
This is my all time favor book and this was read beautifully. The narrator brings the characters to life from the lonely Jane to the brooding Mr. Rochester, to the cold, unimpassioned Mr.Rivers. This story is truly a romantic classic and a must read (or listen to).
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is another romantic classic.
Brilliant, Fantastic, Oscar winning performance! She brings all the characters to life with energy, passion and a British accent that helps make the characters.
I did get a little misty eyed when Helen died. I've read this before, not to mention seeing many movie versions of the story. It still makes me warm inside to read the happy ending.
Charlotte Bronte was such an eloquent writer, I wish she had written more books. The narration was perfect, filled with emotion and I loved her accent, sounded like the voice Jane Eyre would have had.
Jane of course!
When they were reunited.
I liked it so much I listened to it twice in a row.
I guess that Jane Eyre story doesn't need much praise. The book got me from the first pages and it was hard to stop listening. The pronunciation was excellent and very clear and as English is not my mother language I appreciate this very much.