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Jane Eyre Audiobook

Jane Eyre

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Publisher's Summary

Charlotte Brontë's much-loved masterpiece is reimagined through the voice of Juliet Stevenson, who succeeds in capturing all the wit and charm of the original novel in her retelling.

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.

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    Rachel 21/02/2010
    Rachel 21/02/2010 Member Since 2009
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    "A beautiful reading by Juliet Stevenson"

    Ms Stevenson's knowledge of and passion for this book really come through. A stunning reading.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs PDJ Gloucester, United Kingdom 21/10/2015
    Mrs PDJ Gloucester, United Kingdom 21/10/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "A Flawless 'Jane Eyre'"

    What a terrific performance by Juliet Stevenson! To begin with she has a lovely voice but, beyond that, her ability to lift the text from the page and bring it wholly to life is incomparable. 'Jane Eyre' is a book which I have loved since childhood and have read and seen as a film or a play many times so I am a critical listener - but Juliet's performance is truly superb, with every character distinctly drawn, the mood(s) thoroughly realised and the narrative paced with real skill.
    Thoroughly recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa LANCASTER, United Kingdom 01/02/2014
    Lisa LANCASTER, United Kingdom 01/02/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Reader its fabulous!"
    If you could sum up Jane Eyre [AudioGo Edition] (Unabridged) in three words, what would they be?

    Atmospheric, engaging,romantic


    What other book might you compare Jane Eyre [AudioGo Edition] (Unabridged) to, and why?

    It stands alone, but the scenario is familiar/timeless.


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favourite?

    Jane Eyre.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it works well as a series - though I did listen to it in consecutive sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    Juliet Stevenson was a brilliant choice for reading this book. Her diction brings this book to life and is very like the voice I had in my head when I read this for myself many moons ago!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nereida CrespieresFrance 04/01/2011
    Nereida CrespieresFrance 04/01/2011
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    "Jane Eyre"

    A book I've always wanted to read but never had the time. This audiobook is extraordinary. Bronte was an amazing writer. I'm so pleased I finally had a chance to listen to this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Sutton, United Kingdom 31/10/2013
    Mark Sutton, United Kingdom 31/10/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "A beautifully read classic"

    An excellent recording / rendition of a classic book. Very accessible, easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Farnborough, United Kingdom 10/01/2012
    Roger Farnborough, United Kingdom 10/01/2012
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    "Fantastic 'read'"

    I loved this book, I read it years ago but the audio version read by a fantastic narrator is brilliant

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 18/03/2017
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    "So profound in its exploration of the human condition"

    Hard to believe this was written so long ago. Yet at the same time very interesting to see how things were then, straight out of the horse's mouth. Hard to believe one so young & so isolated could be so profoundly knowing, sensitive to differing human personalities, worldly insights & human motivations. How clever, intellectual & what genius these sisters were. I loved the insights so much I have bought a hard copy to keep. Of course the narrator is too a genius whose narration abilities are beyond supernatural.

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    Amazon Customer Sussex England 05/03/2017
    Amazon Customer Sussex England 05/03/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Spellbinding narration!"

    I have read this beautiful book several times in my life and wanted to listen to it for a change. Juliet Stevenson's narration is mesmerising. I think I am going to find it hard to listen to a lesser narrator now. She brought the story completely to life, what a wonderful listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms S. J. Casey 22/02/2017
    Ms S. J. Casey 22/02/2017 Member Since 2013

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    "Juliet Stephenson immaculate performance"

    Really enjoyable listen, my first real foray into the classics. Believe Bronze would have approved!

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    Amazon Customer 13/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "jsne eyre"

    3rd time i have listened to this book i love it and Juliet Steve has the perfect voice

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  • DB
    Nyack, NY USA
    13/08/13
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    "Perfect in Every Way"

    I am an AudioBook Narrator and so judge these things perhaps too harshly. But this performance by Juliet Stevenson is absolute perfection. The headphones never left my ears for days.
    I cannot recommend this too highly.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Darwin, Australia
    30/08/12
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    "Superb narration of a great romantic classic"

    Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, narrated by the incomparable Juliet Stevenson. Sigh. This is classical romance at its best.

    Some who read rather than listen may find parts slow, unrealistic and liberally laced with purple prose. But not so listening to Stevenson. Her voice envelopes the high morality of Victorian England, the expressions of love, sacrifice, pain, confusion, desperation – and transports these into the realm of prose-music. Her voice caresses the words. She transforms the coincidences and high drama to the level of probability. She gentles the listener into suspending belief and luxuriating in the outpouring of human emotions, the urgency of secret love and devotion, the unquestioning correctness of sacrifice, the terror of the insane.

    Romantics will be enthralled by the barriers to the consummation of love, the very least being the class system and Victorian self restraint.

    Stevenson's narration is better than good. This is great classic, read superbly.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    06/10/09
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    "Fabulous book and narrator"

    Jane Eyre is, of course, a fabulous book. But when narrated by Juliet Stevenson, it is brought to life in the most satisfying way. I have loved listening to this book and getting to know the characters (again) through Ms. Stevenson's lively narration.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • R. David Mintz
    Cary, NC USA
    15/02/10
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    "Excellent, but second best..."

    Jane Eyre is, for me, the greatest of all classic British literature. It is a remarkable gift to have such a magnificent novel read by such capable readers. While Juliet Stevenson does an excellent job, I find the older (and less expensive) version read by Lucy Scott to be as exceptional as the book itself. Stevenson has bit deeper a British accent, while Scott maintains a greater clarity of speech while creating an authentic English tone.

    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Sher from Provo
    Utah
    16/01/12
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    "Glad I Finally Read This Classic"

    I was thoroughly charmed by this book. It is written in a totally different style than what one would expect of a 21st century book, but putting myself in an early 19th century frame, I was able to enjoy this book. I loved the flow of the prose, the use of currently little-used words, the elegance of the whole thing. I can't believe I have lived this long without even knowing the story line of Jane Eyre. I was enthralled with it on many levels. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the writing, creativity and the obvious intelligence of the author. I will be thinking about this story for a long time to come. I think everyone should read it sooner or later. Jane is a great role model for not just young girls, but for everyone who is trying to be a better human being. I hope that is all of us.

    The narrator, Juliet Stevenson, was excellent. My one complaint is that she is very soft spoken and could be a little hard to hear.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    06/09/11
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    "Wonderful narrator"

    Juliet Stevenson is my favourite narrator, period. She understands the characters, and plays them amazingly. Some of the books I choose to listen is because of her narration, and not the book itself (although it obviously plays a role in the matter).

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • C. Telfair
    Shepherdstown, WV, United States
    14/02/12
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    "How a Classic should Sound"

    Jane Eyre and Juliet Stevenson. Sheer Heaven. It always surprises me how long Jane Eyre can be, but this edition makes you understand why good old Jane has appealed to so many for so long. Once again, the narrator makes the difference, and I just can't recommend Juliet Stevenson enough! Long may she read!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Joni
    Snowflake, AZ, United States
    18/09/10
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    "Jane Eyre narrated by Juliet Stevenson"

    Fantastic! Stevenson was superb in her narration! Definite recommendation for those who love the classic art.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ilana
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    23/04/11
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    "Mellifluous"

    I was captivated with Charlotte Brontë's heroine from the moment we were introduced to her. Jane is an independents spirit, a smart girl with a strong sense of morals who has met with more than her fair share of bad luck, and it's impossible not to feel intense sympathy for her cause. She is both naive and infinitely wise beyond her years, and while the young woman is very much bound by the conventions of her time, the fact that she must follow her heart at every turn pushes her to act in surprising ways and make choices that seem unbearably difficult, which of course makes for great storytelling. Brontës vivid descriptions of the surroundings help us place the action in time and place, but also serve to give us much information about the character's inner workings. I was delighted to discover upon this second reading, that I had forgotten all of the second half of the story, in which Jane's quest for belonging and family rang all too true.

    Listening to the excellent actress Juliet Stevenson narrate this story with her trademark rich, smooth voice, truly made this excellent story all the more pleasant to rediscover.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Greenwood, IN, United States
    25/02/13
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    "A classic story, read well."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I enjoyed hearing the book read by a narrator who had a British accent. It added to the story for me.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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