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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

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
  • A beautiful reading by Juliet Stevenson

  • By Rachel on 21-02-10

At last I've read it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-18

What made the experience of listening to Jane Eyre the most enjoyable?

And it was worth it. Jane is passionate but highly principled person. We are allowed inside her private world and plough through her troubled life with her. Faced with difficulties, she doesn't once waver from her path. Jane is not a people pleaser and we love her for it. She speaks her mind, stays firm to her convictions and you are rooting for her all the way.
The narration is wonderfully performed by Juliet Stevenson.

  • Bitter

  • By: Francesca Jakobi
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

It's 1969, and the summer of love still lingers in London, but Gilda is haunted by her wartime past. She walked out on her son, Reuben, when he was just a boy and fears he'll never forgive her. When he marries a small, blonde gentile, she takes it as the ultimate rejection. Her cold, distant son seems transformed by love. What does his new wife have that she doesn't? As Gilda's obsession builds, she starts to follow her daughter-in-law, copies her hairstyle and breaks into the newlyweds' home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling characters and original plot.

  • By Mrs L N Timoney on 30-11-18

Moving, poignant and beautifully written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I listened to this over two days finding sneaky moments to hear the next part as I couldn’t wait to hear what was going to happen - willing Gilda to find some happiness.

Gilda, the main character, is awkward and at times her behaviour makes you cringe and yet as her story unfolds you come to understand her actions and insecurities. Set in prewar England to the swinging sixties the listener learns how history, expectations and dysfunctional families carry their long shadows over future generations.
A stunning debut novel., beautifully told . Enjoy.

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