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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 1,076
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      5 out of 5 stars 991
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 990

    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: £32.79

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • background music<br />

    • By glassophile on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in "Jane Eyre". Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why didn't I read the reviews

    • By ramshaw on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    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 Flawless 'Jane Eyre'

    • By Mrs PDJ on 21-10-15

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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: £5.29

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    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: £57.79

    • The Professor

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Shirley

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 25 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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."

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alexander Zenger, Stephanie Koop, Isabell Klein
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "Jane Eyre. Eine Autobiographie" (Originaltitel: "Jane Eyre. An Autobiography"), erstmals erschienen im Jahr 1847 unter dem Pseudonym Currer Bell, ist der erste veröffentlichte Roman der britischen Autorin Charlotte Brontë und ein Klassiker der viktorianischen Romanliteratur des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der Roman erzählt die Lebensgeschichte von Jane Eyre, die nach einer schweren Kindheit eine Stelle als Gouvernante annimmt und sich in ihren Arbeitgeber verliebt, jedoch immer wieder um ihre Freiheit und Selbstbestimmung kämpfen muss. Der Stoff des Romanes wurde häufig für Theater, Film und Fernsehen bearbeitet.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic!

    • By yun pun chan on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Villette

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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 Miss M Morrison on 12-11-15

    Regular price: £26.19

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • The Professor

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The Professor, the first novel that Charlotte Brontë completed, is based on her experiences as a language student in Brussels in 1842. Told from the point of view of William Crimsworth, the only male narrator she created, the work questions many of the presuppositions of Victorian society.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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: £28.89

    • Jane Eyre (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6
    • By: Charlotte Bronté, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Ishia Bennison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

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