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Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] | [Charlotte Bronte]

Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition]

After a sad and neglected childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre was hired by Edward Rochester as governess for his ward. Jane was pleased with the quiet country life at Thornfield, with the beautiful old manor house and gardens, with the book-filled library, and with her own comfortable room. But there were stories of a strange tenant, a woman who laughed like a maniac, and who stayed in rooms on the third floor.
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After a sad and neglected childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre was hired by Edward Rochester as governess for his ward. Jane was pleased with the quiet country life at Thornfield, with the beautiful old manor house and gardens, with the book-filled library, and with her own comfortable room.

But there were stories of a strange tenant, a woman who laughed like a maniac, and who stayed in rooms on the third floor. The moody Rochester, however, rebuffed her attempts to find out about the woman, and ordered her to keep quiet about strange noises she heard at night.

One night in the garden, Edward Rochester embraced Jane and proposed marriage. But the quiet ceremony in the village church was shockingly halted by a stranger who claimed that Rochester was already married - to the raving maniac Jane had heard crying in the house.

Grief-stricken, Jane left Thornfield, feeling that her life was over before it had really begun. But life had many surprises in store for our heroine, and among them there just might be a happily-ever-after.

(P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kathryn 10-10-12
    Kathryn 10-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Jane Eyre comes to life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book because it is well written and one of the classics.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition]?

    Couldn't pick just one.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Everything! She makes each character come to life and gives such meaning to the events in the story.


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

    Never give up.


    Any additional comments?

    I was wonderful to revisit this book through the narrator. It felt like an old friend come by to talk.

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    H. Fox Lopatcong NJ 10-08-12
    H. Fox Lopatcong NJ 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "classic performance of a classic book"
    Would you listen to Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] again? Why?

    yes. It is a timeless story and the narration is beautifly done.


    What other book might you compare Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] to and why?

    I am not sure


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

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    not extreme, but I often get hooked into the books I am reading.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 09-29-12
    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2002
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    "A story of destined love"
    Would you listen to Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] again? Why?

    Yes I would, as a matter of fact this is the second time I listened to it, it is a great story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jane tells her stepmother how dreadful she is and how she wasn't following her fathers wishes.


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

    Yes, it was a book I could really get involved in.


    Any additional comments?

    It was easy to see why this book is considered a classic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Lafayette, CA, United States 09-25-12
    Jacqueline Lafayette, CA, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Jane Eyre done to perfection!"
    If you could sum up Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    Classic done right.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane, of course. Just think of a world where everyone lived by her ethics.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The difficulty in listening to books you're already familiar with is that there's a tendency to "zone out" occasionally. Some narrators read in a repetitive manner which makes it very difficult to stay connected to the story. Susan Ericksen's performance had me riveted! Listening to a story with the appropriate accent is sometimes better than just trying to imagine it while reading! I almost never read or listen to anything twice, but will definitely listen to Jane Eyre again. In addition, I will look for Susan Ericksen's name when looking for new books in the future.


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    nancy moldofsky 09-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent performance of a classic!"
    Would you listen to Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] again? Why?

    I have listened to other performances of Jane Eyre that were dry, flat but this Brillance Edition is Excellent and vibrant.


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    stephen BROOKLYN, NY, United States 09-25-12
    stephen BROOKLYN, NY, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    "great book great voice actor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. The voice actress was very good. She was clear and interesting, she was definitely acting and not just reading the words which helped the book come alive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Renner Bradley Pennsylvania, USA 09-25-12
    Renner Bradley Pennsylvania, USA 09-25-12

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    "Bad Editing?"
    What did you like best about Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition]? What did you like least?

    I've read this book many times. It was nice to listen to it for a change.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I was very surprised to hear quite a few stumbles and slip ups by the narrator. They were very obvious, not subtle. I'm sure this is very common (it's a long book written in an old style) but it was VERY disappointing to me that time wasn't taken to edit them out. Surely this is what usually happens, right?


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    Ingrid WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, United States 09-24-12
    Ingrid WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA, United States 09-24-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was very interesting and the performance of it made it much more enjoyable than I would have found it otherwise.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the old style English.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked enjoyed the descriptions of the places she lived the very best.


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

    There is a film - but "A Romance Novel set Long Ago


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    Jason Grand Haven, MI, United States 09-16-12
    Jason Grand Haven, MI, United States 09-16-12

    We are a family of varied interest including literary classics, biblical teachings, fantasy fiction, non-fiction, novel and factual.

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    "Excellent performance of a Classic!"
    If you could sum up Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, Entrancing, Drawing


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author made it feel as if it was Jane Eyre speaking about her experiencing


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Jane


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the author was yelling, "Jane, Jane, Jane!"


    Any additional comments?

    The book is excellent, the voice of the actress was smooth, clear and fun to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Otsego, MN USA 06-03-12
    Amazon Customer Otsego, MN USA 06-03-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great writing"

    This was a terrific book. The writing was amazing. I don't know how authors can write such dialog. The intellectually stimulating conversations between Jane and Mr. Rochester was outstanding. I listened to the audio book and was thrilled with the narrator who made the characters come to life with her realistic portrayal of them. I was able to understand the motives of Jane, her convictions, and her appeal. I understand why Mr. Rochester was attracted to her.

    I also watched the 2011 movie after I listened to the book and was thoroughly disappointed. I would highly recommend the book and in particular the Brilliance Audio edition.

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