This novel is so well known, I will limit my comments to Juliet Stevenson's reading. Thank you, Juliet Stevenson, for bringing so much understanding and nuance to all the characters. I have read JANE EYRE at least three times before. But thanks to Juliet Stevenson's insightful narration -- using pauses and emphases and intonations at points where I would not have imagined them but which seem exactly right -- listening to this audio book was like reading the books
anew. The character of Jane Eyre emerged for me as a true feminist / humanist hero who refuses to betray her own self and dreams but who also questions herself constantly -- which is how she knows who she is and what matters in life. Juliet Stevenson moves us through these interior inquiries with such great heart and understanding. But she also allows all the other characters to come alive and live before us. Bravo, Ms. Stevenson!
I originally purchased a different reading. however that one was un satisfying. Juliet Stevenson is great. You should also get her reading of Sense and sensibility.
There are do many layers in this story..Bronte has not only created a classic, whose story may now be common, but the replicas will not capture the depth of character development the author has endeavoured and managed to do convey. Juliet Stevenson is the best narrator there ever is. Her performance on this work moved me so deeply. I've not written a review in a decade.. and I'm not moved easily, but this work did so.
Transportive. Romantic. Heartwrenching.
Juliette Stevenson was perfect. This was such an enjoyable, immersive experience. I don't normally rave over a book reading, but I shall never forget how deeply I got into this. Of course, the saga story is superb, but Juliet made it so realistic that I felt I was there with Jane.
Of course, Jane.
I think when she ran away and her difficult journey on the road.
Give that woman a Grammy!
narration by Juliet Stevenson!
I am revisiting 12th grade English as an adult, didn't anticipate the richness added by the enfleshment of characters provided by Ms. Stevenson's presentation.
Jane Eyre captured my attention from page 1, truly a classic. With every chapter i couldn't wait to read the next. I am so glad I chose the Juliet Stevenson version, she played the characters with such passion, creatively, she brought the book alive. 10 Star
I must've read Jane Eyre at least 15 times between the ages of 7 and 67, but never heard it as an audiobook -- never dared. Never having been satisfied with any dramatisation, I always thought that I would do best to keep the voices to myself as well. But Juliet Stevenson does such a good job as reader that for the very first time I actually cried at a point or two, though I could never understand why on earth some of the book's first readers (e.g. Thackeray) said they had. So I'm grateful to have experienced this much loved book freshly, as it were -- not portrayed by actors who don't fit the part, and pruned and altered for the screen, but read in full by one of my favourite Audible narrators, Ms. Stevenson. Brava!