I would recommend this audiobook to any friend who is interested In the lives of the Brontë sisters and who likes period stories.
The story included sickness, tragedy, and death. It was about personal development, relationships, literature, and ambition. The story was also about love among family members and friends, as well as romantic love. I liked the portrayal of the time, the conditions, and the struggles of the period. I liked that Charlotte's character was a strong woman who thought for herself and made decisions based on her values rather than societal values. I loved the bond between the sisters. I also found it interesting that even though the story of occurred in a completely different era, the experience of falling in love has similarities when compared to the present day. The story was very engaging and kept me interested throughout.
Since taking my first creative writing class in 2008 the pleasure I used to get from reading has been greatly reduced. I notice things I never noticed before. That said, I think I rate books pretty generously. Anyone who actually manages to write a whole book and then get it published deserves an extra star.
Enjoyed this story of the lives of the Bronte siblings. Life before antibiotics sure was fragile.
I love historical fiction and this one fits right into my top ten list of good historical fiction reads.
The author, Syria James, did such a great job of bringing us into Charlotte’s world that anyone who has read Bronte’s books will definitely want to read this. I especially enjoyed learning about all of her sisters and, of course, the love story.
Very entertaining and I definitely recommend it. I also enjoyed the excellent narration by Bianca Amato.
I felt so close to Charlotte and her sisters.
The story brings new insight to the Bronte sisters. An amazing book.
It was an unexpected joy to listen to this narrator and to enjoy the story of a woman I so admire. Her spirit lives on in this novel. Highly recommend this for any Bronte fan.
I think Charlotte would roll over in her grave. I assume the facts are based in truth, but the story suggests Charlotte, reluctant to marry beneath her station, finds herself justified in her choice by the surprise that her lowly curate is, in fact, rich. That makes everything alright.
Her devoted curate, showing constant love for eight years, then gives her a five day “silent treatment” right after they’re married because he eavesdrops on a partial conversation and doesn’t like what he hears. There is no real love, devotion or compassion shown by these characters and I feel certain (having read all of Charlotte’s novels) that this imagined biography would make her sad and humiliated.
Informative, fun, and absolutely delightful!
Nothing comes to mind, but would like to read (listen) to other Syrie James Books about historical authors.
It was different from the other audiobooks that I listen to, so it took just a bit of time getting into the story, but definately worth it. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, and I absolutely loved to learn more about Charlotte Bronte and her family. Bianca Amato did a fabulous job performing all the characters.