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    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,802
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,533
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, wonderfully narrated

    • By A. Thompson on 02-28-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Jane Eyre (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    The orphaned Jane Eyre has emerged a fiercely independent young woman. As governess at Thornfield Hall, she's found her first real home - though it stands in the shadow of the estate's master, Mr. Rochester, and its haunted halls ring with maniacal laughter. For even the grandest houses have secrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Msy on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb narration of a great romantic classic

    • By Jane on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 25 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "As Romantic As Monday Morning"

    • By Joseph R on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $34.35

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classical heart

    • By Chloe on 01-14-08

    Regular price: $62.99

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You need to be a Bronte fan to enjoy this story

    • By Kristin on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization
    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Amanda Hale, Tom Burke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, adapted by Rachel Joyce. 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 of life with her cruel, uncaring aunt, followed by the harsh regime at Lowood Institution, a charity school for poor children.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance but very quick

    • By Sophie on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $15.16

    • The Professor

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    The Professor is Charlotte Brontë's first novel albeit the last to have been published. Edited and distributed by Arthur Bell Nicholls, two years after Brontë's death, it is based on her experiences of living as a language student in Brussels. The Professor follows the career and love affairs of William Crimsworth, a reserved but compassionate aristocrat who has been ostracised by his family and left penniless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By ilene on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $19.10

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Set in a chaotic time in England, during the height of the Napoleonic Wars, Caroline Helstone's world is turned upside down when she meets the vivacious Shirley Keeldar. Shirley becomes a beacon of light for Caroline as the two become close friends. However, Caroline is soon shocked to discover that Shirley has won the affections of Robert Moore, the impoverished mill owner whom she loves. Fully representative of Yorkshire life at the time, Brontë's second novel is completely gripping, unrelenting and utterly wrenching in its portrayal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Social Romance

    • By Montcalm on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better then Any Movie!

    • By Patrick on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline, who, bored and desperate, lives as a dependent in her uncle’s home with no prospect of a career. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert’s brother, an impoverished tutor - a match opposed by her family.

    Regular price: $18.59

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees her independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Lucy flees from an unhappy past in England to begin a new life as a teacher at a French boarding school in the cosmopolitan capital of Villette.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only good if you're over analyzing

    • By Emily Scott on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $27.06

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Writing for the Penguin edition, Stevie Davies describes Jane Eyre as an "influential feminist text" because of its in depth exploration of a strong female character's feelings. Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buyer beware!!

    • By Elizabeth Klett on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $8.91

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Orphaned into the authority of her Aunt Reed and subjected to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre still manages to hold on to her integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield and falls in love with the brooding and mysterious Mr. Rochester; but there will be quite a few complications in the way of their happiness. This is a classic and enduring masterpiece, multilayered in meaning and showing the listener many of the challenges facing women during the Victorian era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jane Eyre

    • By Delores J Dyjak on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Green Dwarf

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Andy Harrington, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The little known first novella of Charlotte Bronte, The Green Dwarf is a story of adventure, subterfuge, romance, and danger. Lady Emily Charlesworth is awaiting the return of her lover, Leslie, who is a down-on-his luck artist. However, the dastardly, coldhearted Colonel Percy is also vying for her heart and will stop at nothing to make Emily his own.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent

    • By Tad Davis on 05-17-10

    Regular price: $13.85

    • 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      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

    • Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Amanda Root
    • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Governess, Beast, Love, Mad Woman, Missionary

    • By Joseph R on 09-11-09

    Regular price: $69.29

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A change of career!!

    • By Carol on 02-26-08

    Regular price: $30.53

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