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    • The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxwell-Martin, Ella Kendrick, Emma Fielding, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A stunning collection of the Bronte sisters' novels, adapted by the best-selling author Rachel Joyce. The collection includes Agnes Grey, Jane Eyre, Shirley, The Professor, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette and Wuthering Heights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great introduction to the Brontes

    • By Suzie on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 354
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 317
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      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Probably the most shocking of the Brontës' novels, this novel had an instant and phenomenal success and is widely considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels. A mysterious widow, Mrs. Helen Graham, arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby old mansion. A source of curiosity for the small community, the reticent Helen and her young son Arthur are slowly drawn into the social circles of the village.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A good story ruined by the narrator

    • By i. Ski on 04-17-14

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Piers Wehner, Katy Carmichael
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    When Helen Graham shut her bedroom door on her abusive, drunken husband, it was a door-slam heard around the world. Escaping to Wildfell Hall after a loveless marriage, Helen, our mysterious tenant, lives in quiet seclusion, while her reclusive nature quickly becomes the subject of local gossip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    At age 19 Anne Brontë left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. "Agnes Grey" was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess. Brontë depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can affect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. She has only a few choices for employment. Agnes experiences the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Fleeing a disastrous marriage, Helen Huntingdon retreats to the desolate mansion, Wildfell Hall, with her son, Arthur. There, she makes her living as a painter. Finding it difficult to avoid her neighbors, she is soon an object of speculation and gossip. Brontë portrays Helen's eloquent struggle for independence at a time when society defined a married woman as her husband's property.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performances

    • By Karen on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    The story of a woman's struggle for independence from an abusive husband. Helen 'Graham' has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage and to protect her young son from the influence of his father. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter. Gilbert Markham, a local man intrigued by the beautiful young 'widow' offers his friendship but becomes distrustful when her reclusive behaviour sparks rumours and speculation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Bronte book

    • By Carole T. on 03-04-12

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 1

    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Perhaps England’s greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three?

    The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne, together with their brother Patrick, are famed throughout the world. And amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course, being Brontë’s, they were rather good at that too.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4 out of 5 stars 199

    Having lost the family savings on risky investments, Richard Grey removes himself from family life and suffers a bout of depression. Feeling helpless and frustrated, his youngest daughter, Agnes, applies for a job as a governess to the children of a wealthy, upper-class, English family. Ecstatic at the thought that she has finally gained control and freedom over her own life, Agnes arrives at the Bloomfield mansion armed with confidence and purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Kerry on 05-22-10

    Regular price: $15.66

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Written when she was 26, Agnes Grey is Anne Bronte's first novel. It tells the story of a rector's daughter who has to earn her living as a governess. Drawing directly from her own experiences, Anne Bronte set out to describe the immense pressures that the governess' life involved: the frustration, the isolation, and the insensitive and cruel treatment on the part of employers and their families.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • underrated classic

    • By connie on 06-06-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Ben Lindsey-Clark, Amanda Friday, Craig Franklin, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall with her son, Arthur. Clouded in mystery, Helen Graham soon becomes the object of much scandalous gossip. Refusing to believe any of it, Gilbert Markham eventually discovers her dark past.  

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Bronte Sisters: A Collection of Poems

    • By: Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, Eva Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Bronte Sisters: A Collection of Poems. While the novels of the Bronte sisters are much beloved, their beautiful works of poetry often go unnoticed. This collection contains all their poetical works, pieced together by Charlotte, who provides illuminating commentary on her dear sisters' words. The collection was first published under the names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. 

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very entertaining

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a wicked woman as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Brontë wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nicely done

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In her daring first novel, the youngest Brontë sister drew upon her own experiences to tell the unvarnished truth about life as a governess. Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried women of the 19th century, Bronte accepted the only "respectable" employment available - and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and loneliness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reader! A classic story for the ages.

    • By gunnerThrax on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    From its opening sentences Agnes Grey introduces a heroine who is honest, perceptive and charming. Unfortunately, the Bloomfields, who engage her as a governess, are rather less appealing, and the incarnation of the suppressed cruelties and hypocrisies of the Victorian age. When Agnes moves to a marginally less alarming family, one of her charges sets out to disrupt her only romantic hope. Critical, satirical, direct, and honest, Agnes Grey is a fine reflection of its author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Bronte author - Anne Bronte

    • By Lene M. Jaqua on 08-03-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 2

    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Perhaps England's greatest literary family. To find one brilliant novelist in a family is extremely rare. But two? Three?

    The Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily Jane and Anne, together with their brother Patrick, are famed throughout the world. And amongst their many talents was poetry. Of course, being Brontë's, they were rather good at that too.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Written when women---and workers generally---had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-19th-century Britain. Agnes comes from a respectable middle-class family, but their financial reverses have forced her to seek work as a governess.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Poems by the Brontës

    • The Early Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charlotte, Emily, and Anne examine life on the moors, romance, and death in a series of lyric poems that were written in their early years.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Libby Gohn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Bronte (writing under the pen name of Acton Bell), first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Bronte suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Bronte's own experiences as a governess for five years.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Bronte
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Anne Bronte's novel is the story of the beautiful and mysterious Helen Graham, who arrives at Wildfell Hall suddenly one day. No one knows who she is or where she has come from, and Gilbert Markham, a young farmer who has fallen in love with her, sets out to find some answers. This is an ambitious and successful work that is a real pleasure to listen to.

    Regular price: $10.90

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