This was amazing. The narrator made it easy to identify with the main character, even though she was from a different era. And even though it was written in a time period when women were second-class citizens, she had spunk and was a feminist for her day.
I love to read, or currently, listen, as I don't have time to sit and enjoy a book. I remember trying to read the Bronte sisters when I was younger and finding them boring, but I am committed to reading a great list of books I have composed, many of them classic literature. And so, Jane Eyre began.
The first part of this book did not hold me enthralled, but as I reached the second act, I was engrossed. There was an actual moment where I listened to a phrase over and over just because of how it flowed so beautifully. I fully understand why this is considered a classic. Both the language and the story are moving and I was so sad to see the book over.
The highest praise I can give this book is for you to know that I have placed it among my favorites with Jane Austen's works. It's simply beautiful.
My daily commute time literally hijacked any spare time for reading, and then, AUDIBLE.
I enjoyed the book, and will probably listen to it again. The narrator was great.
I first read this book as an assignment in high school and I thought it was so sad and dull. After watching the 2011 version of the movie, and falling in love with Mr. Rochester, I decided to try the book again. I can honestly say I am now a Jane Eyre addict. Charlotte Bronte tells a beautiful tale with exquisite descriptions of the scene and the characters. After listening to this unabridged version, I was curious to see what the 4-hour and 2-hour abridged versions were like, and they do not do the story justice. Lucy Scott is an excellent narrator and I was enthralled through the full 20+ hours. I do wish she had a little more emotion in the Rochester parts, but other than that she was perfect. I cannot say enough good things about this audio edition!
I return to this book almost every year. Although it is a fairly sacharine story line I still love it. Very predictable but still a beautiful investigation into the characters personalities. Lucy Scott's narration was wonderful and believable.
I loved this book! Having never read this book before and only having seen parts of the BBC adaptation, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book. It keeps your interest from beginning to end, with great character development and description. I came to read this after another book I read referenced it a lot, but I found it independently pleasurable to read. Don't be scared off by the "may be of poor sound quality" warning for this particular edition, it is great, with a great narrator.
I can only download Part 1 of this book. I've tried over and over again to download the second and third part but they refuse to import! What to do?