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    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

    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

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,944
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,665
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668

    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 Bronte
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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 Brontë
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 252

    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

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

    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

    • Jane Eyre (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    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
    • Perfectly narrated!

    • By Karen on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 134
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • 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

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 25 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    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

    • 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

    • 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 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Letters of Charlotte Bronte

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Imogen Stubbs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The brief and tragic life of Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) is captured here in the beautiful letters she wrote to her best friend, Ellen Hussey, as she describes the long winter evenings spent in the bleak Haworth parsonage in the company of her sisters Emily and Anne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The letters of Charlotte Bronte give insight

    • By A. M. Dirks on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $8.67

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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 [RNIB Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    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: Mélodie Richard
    • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Manque de fluidité dans la lecture

    • By Hsing H. on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $17.68

    • 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

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    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 [Blackstone Edition]

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Orphaned and subjected to cruelty at Lowood charity school, Jane nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. The story of how Jane becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her by Victorian society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect Jane Eyre

    • By JDS on 08-30-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Sylvester Groth, Sascha Maria Icks, Christian Redl
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christiane Ohaus hat den romantischen Klassiker in ein akustisches Universum verwandelt, mit genialer Leichtigkeit greifen Musik, Geräusche und schauspielerische Gestaltung ineinander. Mit Sascha Icks als Jane Eyre, die sich zwischen ihrer Liebe und ihrer Selbstständigkeit entscheiden muss, mit Christian Redl als mürrisch-liebenswertem Landedelmann und Sylvester Groth als seinem Konkurrenten bleibt auch der kleinste Zwischenton von Charlotte Brontës großem Roman bewahrt.

    Regular price: $12.84

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