I've read this book many times. It was nice to listen to it for a change.
I was very surprised to hear quite a few stumbles and slip ups by the narrator. They were very obvious, not subtle. I'm sure this is very common (it's a long book written in an old style) but it was VERY disappointing to me that time wasn't taken to edit them out. Surely this is what usually happens, right?
Yes. It was very interesting and the performance of it made it much more enjoyable than I would have found it otherwise.
I enjoyed the old style English.
I liked enjoyed the descriptions of the places she lived the very best.
There is a film - but "A Romance Novel set Long Ago
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Enjoyable, Entrancing, Drawing
The author made it feel as if it was Jane Eyre speaking about her experiencing
When the author was yelling, "Jane, Jane, Jane!"
The book is excellent, the voice of the actress was smooth, clear and fun to listen.
This was a terrific book. The writing was amazing. I don't know how authors can write such dialog. The intellectually stimulating conversations between Jane and Mr. Rochester was outstanding. I listened to the audio book and was thrilled with the narrator who made the characters come to life with her realistic portrayal of them. I was able to understand the motives of Jane, her convictions, and her appeal. I understand why Mr. Rochester was attracted to her.
I also watched the 2011 movie after I listened to the book and was thoroughly disappointed. I would highly recommend the book and in particular the Brilliance Audio edition.
I cant get enough of Jane Eyre! I have read this in print, watched every movie and t.v. version, and I have to say this audiobook didn't fail to satisfy. The narrator did a superb job of bringing to life a story that could easily be destroyed by the wrong voice or performance. The youthfulness of the woman's voice and her gullibility made the story more believable and mysterious. All I can say is that Jane Eyre has to be the template from which all gothic romances are born, but fail to transcend. Very modern idea of a woman willing to sacrifice her virtue for a tragic, flawed man that she knows she loves.
I read this book when I was young, and enjoyed it just as much -- if not more -- this time. The narrator was fantastic. Didn't want it to end.
I have read this book many times and have listened to various unabridged audio versions narrated by Nadia May, Susan Ericksen, Amanda Root, et al. even more often, perhaps hundreds of times. This book contains one of the most passionate scenes in literature: that confrontation between Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre in the garden. It recalls the angry and passionate confrontation between Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy at Huntsford Parsonage. Both of these confrontations begin with inequality between ladies of a lower status and economic standing with men of power, property, and wealth. In Pamela Aidon's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemen, Darcy remarked that Elizabeth sent him packing without ceremony showing him that his wealth and pretentions were nothing to a woman of worth. Each confrontation ends with the man and woman as equals. I don't think a happy marriage would have been possible before this point. After this moment, I can't imagine anything less than lifelong bliss.
I wanted to say something about St. John Rivers who plays a central role in Jane Eyre's life after the disastrous end of what was to have be her wedding day. He was so concentrated on accomplishing great and noble tasks that he lost the ability to give and receive love. If one looks at his accomplishments in his hometown: opening schools for boys and girls from poor families, visiting every sick person in the parish, and other good works, one would have to say that he was doing great and noble things rather handily right where he was. He didn't have to go to India. He could have stayed in England, married Rosamond and I think God would have been just as pleased with him doing good works at home with a woman who loved him and vice versa instead of running off to India to die. It seems best that we mortals just do what is in front of us without trying to figure out missions from the Almighty. We have a hard time accepting happiness when it is right in front of our eyes.
No, storyline not engaging.
Use more layman language.
When Jane visits her dying friend during the night and is found the next morning sleeping beside her.
My review is negative because of the audible section of the book. I tried the audible session and truly enjoyed what I heard of it. It reached a certain part of the book and said that was the end of the audio. It is ridiculous to introduce a product without giving the full preview of it's feature. I will not get an audible book based on my preview of this book. I do not know if the book was good or not because I did not finish hearing it and since it was suppose to be audible I stopped when the audio ceased. what I heard of it was excellent but since it was a short section I rated the book 3 stars since I never got to hear the middle or the end. Come on amazon your marketing was lacking on this one.
I never got that far. No audio
again I didn't hear enough
What listening time. It would have been nice to have the audio to listen to.