Yes I would recommend this audiobook to a friend, and if I could convince a man to read it...a man friend.
I cannot think of another book that compares other than any Charlotte Bronte novel as parts of the diary of her life appear in her books.
Her voice is truly 19th century English with a slight Irish accent...she does accents very well...and for a woman to do a man's voice...she's remarkable.
no..not one moment, many moments and they all tie into one another.
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.