Everything that Juliet Stevenson performs is wonderful. Her reading made the book twice as wonderful.
I hadn't read the book since I was a teen and I had forgotten much of the plot and action. Somehow I had overlayed the actual plot from the book with the black and white movie with Joan Fontaine and Orsen Wells, which is also fabulous but substantially different.
Juliet Stevenson made this Bronte classic come to LIFE!!! Her expression, dramatics and timing made this a joy to listen too!! She is easily my favorite narrator. I loved the story that Bronte painted and the depth of the character. Trust me, when I say you will find a bit of yourself in the character Jane. I am definitely PLEASED!!
Jane Austen's: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility; Virgina Wolfe's Mrs. Dalloway.
Absolutely. The language is so beautiful it is meant to be heard.
I love historical fiction, example Kate Mortonson books. I decided to try a book actually written in the past and was wonderfully surprised.
I don't even know where to begin. It was beautifully written and read.
A classic love story for modern women.
Given the book was written over a 100 years ago I was blown away by the portrait of independent minded female characters.
A much loved story from young adult reading days, great to revisit in an audio format. Love her stoicism and conviction that she was equal to others.
Great narration, good use of accents which is so important in an English setting.
Tho I've seen the movie multiple times, I've never read the book, till now! What a lovely portrayal by Juliet Stevenson, she did a stellar job with the many diverse characters and an epic story. Definitely worth a listen.
Jane Eyre is a story about how the moral life is the one to be lived. But it is also the story of how sometimes morals can be enforced with excess harshness. Lastly, this is a story of Romance where a good end comes to Jane, after all her trials.
This is a very enjoyable listen. Juliet Stevenson does a wonderful job at bringing the story and the different characters' personalities to life without sounding over-the-top dramatic. I will be keeping an eye out for more by her.
It kept my attention and interest from start to finish.
Not yet, but I will seek her out.
I now know that we have regained one of the lost pleasures in life. To have someone read a great story aloud while you do other things or just relax and enjoy.
Sorry to all the Jane Eyre fans out there, but I just thought this book was just OK. The ending was kind of nice, but I never really felt empathy for the character of Jane Eyre, and I got tired of her sentimentality. The book is very character driven, and I generally enjoy more plot-driven books.
The reading was done well and the narrator does a good job with the language. I do wonder whether reading the text of the book rather than listening to it helps the reader enjoy the language and the nuances more.