Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is skillfully read by actress Juliet Stevenson.
"The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself"
Passionate, poetic, and revolutionary, Jane Eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. The story of a defiant, fiercely intelligent woman who refuses to accept her appointed place in society - and instead finds love on her own terms - has become famous as one of the greatest romances ever written. But it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character, and a transformative work of the imagination.
Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series features affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.
Public Domain (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd
It was always a favourite story but, listening to Juliet Stevenson read it was just wonderful. She brought the characters and the scenery to life and I listened to it in one session just couldn't turn it off.
No I haven't but I'll be looking out for other books she's read on audible
A beautiful love story
"Excellent Abridged Version."
I certainly would recommend this book. Charlotte Bronte's classic story has been treated very well in this shortened version.
The whole of Jane Eyre's story is gripping from her upbringing, schooling, meeting Mr. Rochester and the Rev. St. John Rivers and the final reunion. There is never a dull moment.
Whilst there is much detail missing due to it being an abridged version (which will not suit Bronte purists) it covers the main storyline well and delivers easy listening in just over 3 hours. Excellently narrated by Juliet Stevenson.
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