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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 1,343
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,236
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,236

    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
    • A beautiful audiobook!!

    • By Philip on 13-02-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Selection

    • By Melinda on 01-02-19

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
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      5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618

    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
    • Jane Eyre

    • By Nereida on 04-01-11

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey & Jane Eyre

    • The Brontë Sisters Collection
    • By: Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Susan Bones
    • Length: 39 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Brontës were a nineteenth-century literary family, born in the village of Thornton and later associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers, they originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their stories immediately attracted attention for their passion and originality.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    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
    • don't buy

    • By Yelena on 18-04-17

    Regular price: £8.69

    • Jane Eyre

    • (Penguin Classics)
    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 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
    • Brilliant

    • By Donna "Zoe" on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading

    • By Caroline on 19-12-08

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Jane Eyre (Dramatised)

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom, Sir Anthony Quayle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A dramatised reading capturing all the passionate intensity of Charlotte Brontë’s great romantic novel.Bronte's infamous Gothic novel tells the story of orphan Jane, a child of unfortunate circumstances. Raised and treated badly by her aunt and cousins and eventually sent away to a cruel boarding school, it is not until Jane becomes a governess at Thornfield that she finds happiness. But it is not long before strange and unnerving events occur in the house....

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Dame Wendy Hiller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Jane Eyre was published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell in 1847, it received immediate recognition. Thackeray, for one, described it as "the masterpiece of a great genius". And indeed, since that time, Jane Eyre has become one of the classics of English literature. This abridgement of Charlotte Bronte's famous novel traces the story of Jane Eyre from her unhappy childhood as an orphan to her adult life and her eventual happiness.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    One of the most passionate novels of its time, Jane Eyre derives its strength from the honesty and directness of its heroine. The first person narrative involves us right from the start, letting us into Jane’s thoughts as she matures from rebellious child to passionate woman. Notice how social snobbery is condemned – particularly in the character of Aunt Reed and the conditions at Lowood ‘Orphans Asylum’.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant!

    • By Helen on 06-04-11

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 25 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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
    • The forgotten Bronte novel

    • By Sarah on 07-03-14

    Regular price: £32.29

    • Jane Eyre

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Amanda Hale, Tom Burke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • GOOD BUT TOO NARRATED FOR ME

    • By Highlight on 22-11-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Villette (Dramatised)

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, Harriet Walter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another beautiful Brontë story

    • By Jessica H. on 01-09-18

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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
    • Quel heartache !

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-11-15

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ms Bronte would like Ms McCaddon

    • By Hanna on 20-04-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Jane Eyre [French Version]

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Mélodie Richard
    • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "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.

    Regular price: £16.59

    • The Professor

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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
    • Beautfil use of the English language

    • By Danielle on 20-04-07

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not recommended

    • By Katy on 04-06-16

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very much enjoyed

    • By Hallesaspberry on 01-10-16

    Regular price: £38.49

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