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.
Oh...... I found the narration to be VERY monotone...and slow. I could barely get through the pages I did!!... I found this to be a waste of my money!! I have other classics that I very much enjoy hearing, and was let down by this one. : (
Yes, when you first look at the book, you think OMG ... 700 pages!?! But getting the audio version really helps you understand it more and I was mad at first when it got assigned, but I really love this book! The narrator was amazing and kept me awake the whole time! I read at least 3 hours/day because it was so good and trust me.. I do not like reading, but audible.com gave me a different perspective of looking at things!!! (: You should read it if you had the chance.
The whole book was good, I'll keep my favorite part a secret because I don't want to ruin the book for you ^.^
Her use of vocabulary and her accent is appealing, it keeps the store more alive because I was falling asleep when I tried reading the non-audio version.
I have no clue, any suggestions? (:
Get it! Once you get like 3 hours in, you wont regret buying it! It was so good! One of the best I've ever read.