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  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Thandie Newton
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    Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

    Amazon Customer says: "Perfect!!"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
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    Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

    A. Thompson says: "Wonderful story, wonderfully narrated"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate cry for independence.

    Jane says: "Superb narration of a great romantic classic"
  • Villette | Charlotte Brontë

    Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    Hailed as Charlotte Brontë’s “finest novel” by Virginia Woolf, Villette is the timeless semi-autobiographical tale of Lucy Snowe. Left with no family and no money, Lucy goes against her own timid nature and travels to the small city of Villette, France, where she becomes a school teacher in Madame Beck’s school for girls. During her stay, she falls in love—twice—and discovers an independent, inner strength rarely seen in women of her time.

    Jodi says: "great narration !"
  • Jane Eyre: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Amanda Hale, Tom Burke
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    Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. Orphan Jane learns at an early age that self-control is the surest means of retaining self-respect in adversity. It is a lesson that serves her well in the years ahead as she endures the misery caused by her love for the secret-bearing Edward Rochester. This full-cast production is dramatised by best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

    Sophie says: "Great performance but very quick"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Andrea Giordani
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    Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Jane Eyre, brings to life the ups and downs encountered by the book's namesake, the young Jane Eyre. Orphaned at an early age, Jane is raised by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, who treats her poorly. Fortunately for Jane, she is sent away to the Lowood School, but she soon encounters more maltreatment at the hands of the headmaster. She later moves to the manor known as Thornfield, where she accepts a nanny position, and it is there that she encounters the famed Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls in love.

    Jami says: "Why hadn't I read/listened to this before!"
  • Shirley | Charlotte Bronte

    Shirley

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
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    Set in the industrialising England of the Napoleonic wars, a period of bad harvests, Luddite riots, and economic unrest, Shirley is the story of two contrasting heroines and the men they love. One is the shy Caroline Helstone, trapped in the oppressive atmosphere of a Yorkshire rectory, whose life represents the plight of single women in the 19th century. The other is the vivacious Shirley Keeldar, who inherits a local estate and whose wealth liberates her from convention.

    Joseph R says: ""As Romantic As Monday Morning""
  • The Professor | Charlotte Bronte

    The Professor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    William Crimsworth escapes the brutal employment of his brother in a Yorkshire mill town, changes profession and takes a position as tutor in a boys' school in Brussels.The authoress is unusually frank, for the time, in her scrutiny of the relationship between the teacher and the domineering headmistress of the adjoining girls' school, Zoraide Reuter.

    Searchingforcomrort says: "Awfully Boring"
  • Villette | Charlotte Bronte

    Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Karen Cass
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    With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls's boarding school in the small town of Villette. There, she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, a headmistress who spies on her staff, and her own complex feelings: first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel.

    Carol says: "A change of career!!"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
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    Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall.

    Sylvia says: "I love this book!"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    After a sad and neglected childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester as governess for his ward. Jane is 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.

    vanessa solorzano says: "Enticing and captivating from the beginning to the end!"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Jane Eyre, a young orphan, leads a lonely life at a boarding school until she's old enough to take a job as a governess for the wealthy and mysterious Mr. Rochester. Over time, she falls in love with her stern employer, but happiness still eludes her - even on her wedding day. What is the mad secret Rochester is hiding?

    Connie says: "Jane Eyre"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Dame Wendy Hiller
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    When Jane Eyre was published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell in 1847, it received immediate recognition. Thackeray, for one, described it as "the masterpiece of a great genius". And indeed, since that time, Jane Eyre has become one of the classics of English literature. This abridgement of Charlotte Bronte's famous novel traces the story of Jane Eyre from her unhappy childhood as an orphan to her adult life and her eventual happiness.

  • Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition] | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Lucy Scott
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    Jane Eyre remains a classic of 19th-century English literature and is the most famous and influential novel by Charlotte Bronte. Published in 1847, one of the most popular of all English novels, the story tells of the rise of a poor orphan girl against overwhelming odds. It is a work of fiction with memorable characters and vivid scenes exploring themes that have as much relevance today as in the time it was written.

    Tad Davis says: "Magnificent"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre leads a lonely life until she finds work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls by night. The relationship between the heroine and Mr. Rochester is only one episode, albeit the most important, in a detailed fictional autobiography in which the author transmuted her own experience into high art.

    Allison says: "Great narrator"
  • Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition] | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Amanda Root
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    One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr. Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr. Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret, and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause.

    Joseph R says: "The Governess, Beast, Love, Mad Woman, Missionary"
  • The Professor | Charlotte Brontë

    The Professor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    The Professor, the first novel that Charlotte Brontë completed, is based on her experiences as a language student in Brussels in 1842. Told from the point of view of William Crimsworth, the only male narrator she created, the work questions many of the presuppositions of Victorian society.

  • Villette | Charlotte Bronte

    Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Mandy Weston
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    Long overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as one of Charlotte Bronte's finest works. This story of a young teacher at a girl's school in the city of Villette is a particular challenge for the young reader, for it requires maturity of vision, a fine narrative sense - and a command of French! Mandy Weston, a newcomer to Naxos AudioBooks, tells the story magnificently.

    Chloe says: "classical heart"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
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    Jane Eyre was sent to work as a governess to the ward of Mr. Rochester. Thornfield Hall is a spooky and mysterious place with many secrets. Jane and Mr. Rochester became fond of each other and grow very fond of each other after Jane saves Mr. Rochester from a fire that broke out in his room while he was sleeping. Their bond is sealed when Jane is able to keep Mr. Rochester's secret.

  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Mélodie Richard
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    "Jane Eyre" est un roman sur fond autobiographique écrit en 1847 par Charlotte Brontë, sœur d'Émily Brontë, l'auteur des "Hauts de Hurlevent". Jane, orpheline recueillie par sa tante Mme Reed, est maltraitée puis envoyée à l'internat. À dix-huit ans, elle devient la préceptrice d'Adèle, pupille de M. Rochester. Commence alors une histoire d'amour impossible entre cet homme de quarante ans hanté par un lourd secret et Jane, qui finit par apprendre la vérité, et s'enfuit.

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