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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.

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    Saman Houston, TX, United States 06-17-13
    Saman Houston, TX, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Classic love story for all time …"

    I picked this novel up for free recently. The adage “you get what you pay for” is so wrong in this context. Charlotte Bronte’s superlative love story captures your heart from its very first few pages. Remember that this story was written when women struggled to find literary publishers and their artistic powers were subjugated by convention and prejudice. That is why this story is so remarkable with its passion, mystery, religion, and even such controversial topics as bigamy and living as a mistress. An incredible story from an incredible literary family.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 04-24-13
    Elizabeth 04-24-13

    I am a Christian wife and mother. I write two blogs. My somewhat theological blog is called "Just Another Clay Pot," and my Fiction/Poetry blog is called "Weightiness and Whimsy."

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    "Riveting"

    I confess that this is my first Bronté novel. I say, "Confess," because it seems almost criminal now to have lived nearly 50 years without having read her before...especially since I'm already a fan of Jane Austen, who wrote similar works.

    Jane Eyre is an amazing work of fiction. Brilliantly descriptive language transports the reader into another world...and the narrator is the perfect vehicle for the story. Susan Ericksen does a masterful job. She handles the different characterizations with ease, seamlessly, almost completely without stumble (and with none that are serious). I would happily read Bronté again, and I would happily listen to Ericksen again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 04-22-13
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2014

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "A Classic Romance"

    This is a true love story that everyone should read or listen to atleast once. Jennifer

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    keasha 02-04-13
    keasha 02-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "One to listen to again and again........"
    What did you love best about Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition]?

    The performance was outstanding!


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

    She made the story and all of its characters and places come alive with her performance.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Amarillo, TX, United States 08-31-12
    Candace Amarillo, TX, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2014

    I love books! All kinds... classics, mysteries, Christian fiction, suspense and action! I'm also a sucker for anything romantic. ;) And just recently started getting into some non-fiction, philosophical books.

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    "My favorite book and read beautifully!"

    I first read Jane Eyre as a 12 year old in 7th grade. I enjoyed the romance between Jane and Rochester, I laughed and the gypsy scene, and I took a very black and white view on the story. I related more to the openly fiery Jane of 10.

    At 16, I read it again, but I skipped over parts, reading the romantic scenes and skipping the less showy parts. Sadly, looking back, I probably related more to Blanche. I imagined Jane as pretty and Rochester as handsome, ignoring the author's desire that her heroine be plain.

    At 19, Jane Eyre became my favorite book. I read it with the full understanding of an adult female, the heartache, the injustice, the being torn in two and the fullness of a love that had to wait. I read it at work, a big mistake seeing as I cried my eyes out. I've read this book many times since then, and each time I discover something new.

    Whenever I come across a copy of this book I don't have, I buy it. I have like, 6 different copies on my bookshelf! lol. So of course, when I had the chance to have a copy of this in audiobook form, I thought, "why not!?" This was the first true audiobook I ever listened to, and it didn't disappoint. Susan Ericksen did an AMAZING job of portraying the characters, speaking flawless French, and made the story come alive in a way I never knew it could. That copy was a free one that I received from a friend in CD form. After I joined audible, I searched through ALL the versions of Jane Eyre available to find THIS one, and I bought it again.

    The story is timeless, engrossing, engaging, and challenging. In life situations, Jane's words have come back to me, her strength of character and being true to herself and her convictions adding to my own strength. Full of mystery, romance, desire, subdued passion, sadness, angst, horror and heartache. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of literature, especially this brilliant [Brilliance Edition].

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 10-30-09
    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 10-30-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant!"

    I loved this book when I was 13 years old, and I love it even more now, many years later. It's so beautiful and strange and wonderful, just as I remembered. The reader was perfect, too.

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    Kerri JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-12-10
    Kerri JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 01-12-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    The narrator was simply perfect on this one. Her voice was just beautiful to listen to. I'll be looking for other books that she's narrated next. The story was great, too. The only slight problem I had with the plot was when an incredible coincidence occurred towards the end of the book. It just wasn't believable to me. I still rate this audiobook 5 stars.

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    Wise Snatch Kansas City, MO, United States 02-08-15
    Wise Snatch Kansas City, MO, United States 02-08-15 Member Since 2014

    Who says the daily commute is a waste of time?

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    "A brilliant reading of a classic"

    About the story I need not say much. It was first published more than 150 years ago, and as such, its plot is well known. The reading, then, is my main focus today. This was the first book I'd heard read by Susan Ericksen, but certainly it will not be the last. She is an excellent reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Casey marietta, GA, United States 09-16-14
    Casey marietta, GA, United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Well done"
    Any additional comments?

    I read Jane Eyre in high school and wasn't that into it so I'm not sure why I decided to download it, but I'm glad I did. I didn't want to stop listening! The narrator was excellent and did a great job of making the story more interesting and more animated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kim dubray Sacramento, Ca 07-13-14
    kim dubray Sacramento, Ca 07-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic classic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It is a classic for a very good reason


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

    Little Women because of the time period and the characters.


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

    The sense that the love was so true


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

    Yes. It was captivating


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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