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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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    Anne Bohon Lawrenceville, GA 01-05-13
    Anne Bohon Lawrenceville, GA 01-05-13 Member Since 2012

    G-mama

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    "Jane"
    If you could sum up Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    Sincerity, Ethics, Entertaining


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

    Setting out to find her way in society; however, she did this on more than one occassion


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

    Her master of diction, her accent, her abiltity to reflect emotions thru words


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

    There are moments of amusement as well as reflection on life and ones responsibility and understanding that life is what you make of it and it is everchanging sometimes things run smoothly and sometimes a few bumps in the road but self reflection can sustain you and keep you moving forward should you choose.


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    Lynne Karkur, Israel 12-27-12
    Lynne Karkur, Israel 12-27-12
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    "First time with Jane Eyre, first time with audible"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] to be better than the print version?

    I did the immersion reading, so the question does not apply


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

    never heard an audible book before so no comparison


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

    no


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

    It is an amazing book and I now count it as one of my favorites. The experience of immersion reading deepened the overall experience. Ericksen did a brilliant job and I am delighted to have experienced this book through her voice and reading skill. Thank you and her.


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Jamie Penn, PA, United States 12-12-12
    Jamie Penn, PA, United States 12-12-12
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    "Captivated me until the very end."

    The character of Jane Eyre sometimes frustrated me and the way she was written made it hard for me to comprehend her actions at times. However, I was captivated by her story until the very end, wishing her a happy ending.

    The narration I found to be a little overdone at times. Male characters spoke in such exuberance that would in reality be far fetched for most females. But I found all other aspects of the narration enjoyable, and the few flaws were not so bad as to take away from the storyline.

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    Sharon West Islip, NY, United States 12-11-12
    Sharon West Islip, NY, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Most enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition] again? Why?

    I might. There were parts of this book where the narration was fabulous!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was rooting for the characters through their trials.I was happy that Jane got help during the storm and in the end was able to return the favor and then some.


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

    Jane was my favorite. The way she held her head high was outstanding.


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

    No! There was so much going on that you needed a break to process all that happened. I was, however, ready to get back to it as soon as possible.


    Any additional comments?

    I found that my diction mirrored the reader after a while. It was fantastic to notice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angus Davis 12-05-12
    Angus Davis 12-05-12 Member Since 2013

    aragornelxxii

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    "A Gothic masterpiece and great literary work."
    Any additional comments?

    This is a fine presentation of a great novel. The characters and the twists and turns of the story come brilliantly alive. This has long been one of my favorite books and I like it even better after taking in the audiobook.

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    Shanti KINGSTON 6, Jamaica 11-06-12
    Shanti KINGSTON 6, Jamaica 11-06-12
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    "Brilliant narration by Ericksen."

    First audiobook experience and I believe the bar has been set very high. Ericksen is brilliant.

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    Brittny Hansen Draper, UT United States 10-15-12
    Brittny Hansen Draper, UT United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    This book was excellent. Ms. Bronte did an excellent job of telling several seemingly totally separate stories and then bringing them together at the end. As I went through I had to remind myself that each new place she told us about was still connected to the last place, but not in a bad way. I had been putting off reading it for a long time because I was daunted by the idea of getting into classical literature, but once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it!

    The narrator was also excellent. She did a great job differentiating between different accents and voices in a way that was distinctive but not distracting. I'll definitely be looking for more of her work in the future!

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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