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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer El Paso, TX USA 10-22-11
    Amazon Customer El Paso, TX USA 10-22-11 Member Since 2007

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    "Dark and mysterious"

    I cant get enough of Jane Eyre! I have read this in print, watched every movie and t.v. version, and I have to say this audiobook didn't fail to satisfy. The narrator did a superb job of bringing to life a story that could easily be destroyed by the wrong voice or performance. The youthfulness of the woman's voice and her gullibility made the story more believable and mysterious. All I can say is that Jane Eyre has to be the template from which all gothic romances are born, but fail to transcend. Very modern idea of a woman willing to sacrifice her virtue for a tragic, flawed man that she knows she loves.

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    Deborah Troy, Michigan 09-14-09
    Deborah Troy, Michigan 09-14-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Rediscovering Jane"

    I read this book when I was young, and enjoyed it just as much -- if not more -- this time. The narrator was fantastic. Didn't want it to end.

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    Amazon Customer United States 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer United States 01-07-13
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    "Frustrating I wish I heard the whole book"
    Would you try another book from Charlotte Bronte and/or Susan Ericksen?

    My review is negative because of the audible section of the book. I tried the audible session and truly enjoyed what I heard of it. It reached a certain part of the book and said that was the end of the audio. It is ridiculous to introduce a product without giving the full preview of it's feature. I will not get an audible book based on my preview of this book. I do not know if the book was good or not because I did not finish hearing it and since it was suppose to be audible I stopped when the audio ceased. what I heard of it was excellent but since it was a short section I rated the book 3 stars since I never got to hear the middle or the end. Come on amazon your marketing was lacking on this one.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I never got that far. No audio


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

    again I didn't hear enough


    Was Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] worth the listening time?

    What listening time. It would have been nice to have the audio to listen to.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Serena Edwardsville, IL, United States 02-19-13
    Serena Edwardsville, IL, United States 02-19-13
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    "Jane Eyre for the average reader"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, storyline not engaging.


    What could Charlotte Bronte have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Use more layman language.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jane visits her dying friend during the night and is found the next morning sleeping beside her.


    Do you think Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Still reading...


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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