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  • Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (151)

    Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

    sam says: "emma messenger makes it all new again"
    "My favorite book of all time, but not this one."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre to be better than the print version?

    No.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've loved this story since I read it years ago.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I think the narrator did a good job as Jane, but I tired of her "Mr. Rochester". Her interpretation I felt was too intense and angry most of the time. Also, I had to continually turn up the volume so I could hear the narration and her interpretation of Jane, but then had to turn it way down when Mr. Rochester was speaking or risk losing my hearing. Also there seemed to be skips whenever or deletions that weren't corrected for the final release.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved this story for a very long time, but felt this interpretation didn't do the story justice. I wouldn't recommend this one to anyone.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26190)
    Performance
    (20003)
    Story
    (20081)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Terrible narration."
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    What disappointed you about A Game of Thrones?

    The narration was horrible. The narrator sounds like he has emphysema. He's frequently wheezy and short of breath. The narration also repeats. Reminded me of listening to an old record that was skipping.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story might have been interesting if the narration had been better.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Dotrice?

    Someone with a much stronger voice and healthier set of lungs.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    couldn't get that far into it... I think the story could have been good, but I couldn't get past the problems.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Maybe I should watch it on HBO instead.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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