The performance was outstanding!
She made the story and all of its characters and places come alive with her performance.
Susan Ericksen's voice made the experience of listening to this copy of Jane Eyre so enjoyable! The story if of course a great story too, but her added voice gifting definitely doubled the enjoyment. She does an awesome job playing different voices of various characters, and reading emotions with passion. It's almost like I was watching a movie of it! Even my husband in listening in at some point said, "Man, she's good."
The story is a good story of love, intrigue and integrity. A great classic for sure. The only thing I wasn't too crazy about were the landscape and nature descriptions, but it was part of expressing the character of Jane so it was just a part of who she was. But Susan's voice made even listening to those parts enjoyable. I would love to listen to more of Susan's readings just to enjoy her gift of narrating!
Only if they have very good listening equipment. I ordered audio because I have a hearing loss. I thought using the earphones would work well when exercising. Perhaps it was my earphones not being "top of the line", but I could hardly hear the voice, then it completely left! I read the book which I did enjoy and would highly recommend it. The movie is also being shown on TV and having read the book recently made the movie even better!
I will probably try another audible book if it is read by a man. I tend to hear male voices better than high-pitched female voices.
VERY GOOD! NEXT TO EXCELLENT! The words flowed nicely,GOOD voice choice. The only trouble came that I remember was when the name of St.John came about. I was surprised to see that it could go from English to French to German without a problem. I wish that the voice recognition program that I had on my PC for typing a while back was half as good.
JANE was my favorite and closest to myself on many levels. I served many people in the 20 plus years as an aide.
She has a great accent to read not only for busy adult, but for children also. A clear speaking voice as well as a GOOD pitch for those that are hard of hearing. It was obviously a good choice to have a woman' s voice READING a book from a woman's perspective. VERY WELL DONE!
Yes, excellent quality, great story.
I love listening to her accent and speech
When I was in my youth, the portion about Jane's friend moved me the most.
childrens classics lover
Yes I would recommend this book. My wife and I really enjoyed this reading, it was clear and easily understood, but still expressed the characters and emotions effectively.
Jane Eyre is a classic book. I love the heroine's quiet strength, and her resolve to do what she believes is right, despite how it conflicts with what would be pleasurable. Her self-respect despite her low station is really admirable.
I think the voice actor, Susan Ericksen, was such an excellent choice for this book. Her soft-spoken performance, and her range of emotion, seemed like a natural fit for Jane, and she was a delight to listen to for the entire length of the book. Hearing the book read by Susan Ericksen really added to the experience.
I would recommend this book because it is entertaining and has an interesting plot. I found it somewhat cumbersome however due to the formality of the old english.
Sincerity, Ethics, Entertaining
Setting out to find her way in society; however, she did this on more than one occassion
Her master of diction, her accent, her abiltity to reflect emotions thru words
There are moments of amusement as well as reflection on life and ones responsibility and understanding that life is what you make of it and it is everchanging sometimes things run smoothly and sometimes a few bumps in the road but self reflection can sustain you and keep you moving forward should you choose.
I did the immersion reading, so the question does not apply
never heard an audible book before so no comparison
It is an amazing book and I now count it as one of my favorites. The experience of immersion reading deepened the overall experience. Ericksen did a brilliant job and I am delighted to have experienced this book through her voice and reading skill. Thank you and her.