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Jane Eyre | [Charlotte Bronte]

Jane Eyre

Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. 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. But it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character, and a transformative work of the imagination.
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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

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    SusieB Chadstone, Australia 06-11-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't but I'll be looking out for other books she's read on audible


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A beautiful love story


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    "Excellent Abridged Version."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I certainly would recommend this book. Charlotte Bronte's classic story has been treated very well in this shortened version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane Eyre?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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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