The narrator speaks very fast. This book usually takes a long time to get through but I felt it was made quicker by the narrator. She had a pleasant voice and I quickly adapted to the speed of her speech. This is one of my favorite classics and was even more enjoyable to be able to listen to it.
One of the best.
Mr. Rochester has always been my favorite character.
BOTH! I did find myself laughing and crying...
Great job! This is my third time "reading" this book - first time listening. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books - the audio version does not disappoint!!
I would recommend this , it is truely a classic. Somewhat hard to understand simply because of the sophisticed language used.
Of course it's Jane, this woman overcame many obsticles in her life but stood by her priciples.
The reader was fantastic and was able to capture of the emotion of the charactor.
I would have like to but I broke it up over a few day.
Everyone should listed for the lessons that can be learned from it...never give up, stick to your principles not to mention the english lesson as in how to properly speak.
The substance of the classic Jane Eyre is well established, and this character has enthralled readers for almost two hundred years. I can add little to the comments of readers who have read and studied the novel in far greater depth than I. I will add, however, that Susan Ericksen's narration was nothing short of splendid. In her most expressive rendition, I could hear Jane's youthful impertinence, her growing wisdom, and her passionate love. Desperation, strength of character, and fear issued with equal credibility from Susan Ericksen's voice.
Jane Eyre was ahead of her time while also living by the social and religious mores of the era. A strong character in every way, I couldn't help but feel frustration for her choice to accept or tolerate the unjust treatment she endured over the course of her life. I had to keep reminding myself that for the times, she had few choices and made the best of what was available and possible. Charlotte Bronte effectively incorporates a clear picture of the oppressive circumstances of the age by the intellectual originality of her main character's internal dialogue and the actions she takes. Jane Eyre is always true to herself. It is a classic novel and a must-read for women of any age or stage in their own lives.
Thoroughly enjoyed the story, and found that Susan Ericksen was a comfortable listen!
Good to hear an old story once and awhile.
This was a good experience with a long classic piece of literature.
Character development of both good and bad in the whole story.
Jane of course!
No way could I listen in one sitting. It took days to get through.
I'm glad I got into it. I found that I wanted to write emails in "old English" when I was done listening. Fun to hear the language as well as the readers French when needed within the body of the story and characters. "They quitted the room".... at least I understood what she meant. Fun to enter a different time and place, but oh such a tale she told!
LOVED this story! I laughed and cried on my lengthy commutes to and from work. Love listening to these audible books through my car speakers! At times, I would forget it was a woman speaking the male parts. Susan did a wonderful job!
yes. i am currently using the audio and kindle book reading immersion experience but plan to go thru it again with audio only.
i have seen numerous movie versions but i find the book the most emotionally moving.
too many to choose but if i have i would say after all Jane Eyre went through i am glad there was a happy (but not fairytale) ending.
Emotionally moving but not crying...
i also liked JANE SLAYER which might also be interesting as a reading emmersion experience.
Pretty much everything. I loved Jane's strength, intelligence, determination and especially the kindness she gave to others.I kept picturing Orson Welles who played Edward-Fairfax-Rochester in the 1943 version of this book. He did a fabulous job in the movie and that only enriched the story in my minds eye.
There we so many, it's very hard to choose. The story was so beautiful and moving, I came to tears many times. I plan to read the actual novel so I can savor it at my leisure.
I thought she did a really good job with all characters, especially Jane.
If you have never read this book, here are just a couple of quotes to pique your interest:
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!”
“Good-night, my-" He stopped, bit his lip, and abruptly left me.”
Wuthering Heights has been one of my favorite books for many years, and I love it still, but this is now the on top of my list.
Wow! What talent those Bronte sisters!