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  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Thandie Newton
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    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.

    Philip says: "A beautiful audiobook!!"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

    Rachel says: "A beautiful reading by Juliet Stevenson"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
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    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.

    neill says: "stunning"
  • Villette | Charlotte Bronte

    Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Mandy Weston
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    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 girlâ¿¿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.

    Caroline says: "Excellent reading"
  • Jane Eyre: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Amanda Hale, Tom Burke
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    Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. 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 caused by her love for the secret-bearing Edward Rochester. This full-cast production is dramatised by best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

    M. Lindley-Thompson says: "Wonderful leads"
  • Shirley | Charlotte Bronte

    Shirley

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
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    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.

    Sarah says: "The forgotten Bronte novel"
  • The Professor | Charlotte Bronte

    The Professor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    William Crimsworth escapes the brutal employment of his brother in a Yorkshire mill town, changes profession and takes a position as tutor in a boys' school in Brussels.The authoress is unusually frank, for the time, in her scrutiny of the relationship between the teacher and the domineering headmistress of the adjoining girls' school, Zoraide Reuter.

    mollyeyre says: "Feel so sad"
  • Jane Eyre (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6 | Charlotte Bronté,Clare West (adaptation)

    Jane Eyre (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronté, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Ishia Bennison
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    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.

  • Shirley | Charlotte Brontë

    Shirley

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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    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.

    Hallesaspberry says: "Very much enjoyed"
  • Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition] | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Amanda Root
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    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.

    Esther says: "Amazing!"
  • The Professor | Charlotte Brontë

    The Professor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By James Wilby
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    William Crimsworth goes to Brussels to seek his fortune and takes a job teaching at a boarding school for girls. He begins a flirtation with the headmistress, Zoraïde Reuter, but later falls in love with the young pupil-teacher Frances Henri, only to have his courtship thwarted by the jealous Mlle. Reuter. Deeply critical of a society in which relationships between men and women are reduced to power struggles, The Professor was Charlotte Brontë's first novel.

    Danielle says: "Beautfil use of the English language"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre leads a lonely life until she finds work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls by night. The relationship between the heroine and Mr. Rochester is only one episode, albeit the most important, in a detailed fictional autobiography in which the author transmuted her own experience into high art.

    Hanna says: "Ms Bronte would like Ms McCaddon"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Passionate, poetic, and revolutionary, Jane Eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. The story of a defiant, fiercely intelligent woman who refuses to accept her appointed place in society - and instead finds love on her own terms - has become famous as one of the greatest romances ever. But it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character, and a transformative work of the imagination.

    yun pun chan says: "A Classic!"
  • Villette (Dramatised) | Charlotte Bronte

    Villette (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, Harriet Walter
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    Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, and Harriet Walter star in this BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's last and most remarkable novel. Passion and perception run through this fascinating study of loneliness, love, and ultimate triumph over adversity.

    M. K. says: "Not a favourite Bronte novel by comparison"
  • Shirley | Charlotte Brontë

    Shirley

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    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.

  • Villette | Charlotte Brontë

    Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    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.

    Miss M Morrison says: "Quel heartache !"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Alba Rohrwacher
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    Sullo sfondo della brughiera battuta dai venti, una ragazza umile ma volitiva trova lavoro come istitutrice nella casa di un uomo aspro e malinconico. Tra di loro nascerà inaspettata una grande passione, che dovrà però fare i conti con un segreto scabroso. Un capolavoro di una modernità dirompente, un cult che continua ad affascinare generazione dopo generazione.

  • The Letters of Charlotte Bronte | Charlotte Bronte

    The Letters of Charlotte Bronte

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Imogen Stubbs
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    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.

    mrssharpe says: "Beautifully read"
  • Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Mélodie Richard
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    "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.

  • The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 1 | Charlotte Bronte,Anne Bronte,Emily Jane Bronte,Branwell Bronte

    The Brontes' Poetry, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, and others
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck, David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, and others
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    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.

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