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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 4,814
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,472

    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

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in "Jane Eyre". Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration hard to tolerate

    • By Reva Harrison on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

    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 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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
    • definitely one of my all time favorite

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $34.90

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At Last! Jane Eyre Made Palatable

    • By Gretchen SLP on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

    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 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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 Brontë
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 277

    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

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    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

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enticing and captivating from the beginning to the end!

    • By vanessa solorzano on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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 Bronte
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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

    • 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 248
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    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

    • Jane Slayre

    • The LIterary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist
    • By: Charlotte Brontë, Sherri Browning Erwin
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Raised by vampyre relatives, Jane grows to resent the lifestyle's effect on her upbringing. No sunlight, nighttime hours, and a diet of bloody red meat is no way for a mortal girl to live. Things change for Jane when the ghost of her uncle visits her, imparts her parents' slayer history, and charges her with the responsibility of striking out to find others of her kind and learn the slayer ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • oddily enough

    • By Raven on 04-14-10

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    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

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Jane Eyre is orphaned, bullied and humiliated as a child, but her spirit is never broken. After leaving her harsh boarding school, she finds work as a governess and finally discovers the love that she has always longed for, with the dark and sardonic Mr Rochester. But Rochester has a monstrous secret, concealed in the attic of Thornfield Hall - a secret that threatens to tear them apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Speechless

    • By Crystal Pendleton on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Jane Eyre (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6
    • By: Charlotte Bronté, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ishia Bennison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Jane Eyre is alone in the world. Disliked by her aunt’s family, she is sent away to school. Here she learns that a young girl, with neither money nor family to support her, can expect little from the world. She survives, but she wants more from life than simply to survive: she wants respect, and love. When she goes to work for Mr Rochester, she hopes she has found both at once. But the sound of strange laughter, late at night, behind a locked door, warns her that her troubles are only beginning.

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Professor

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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

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