Jane Eyre

  • by Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by Flo Gibson
  • 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Eyre is a plain but intelligent orphan. The novel, which is partly autobiographical, explores her childhood, her education, her employment as a governess, and her love for her employer, Edward Rochester. Jane's love for Mr. Rochester is sorely tested when the mystery of the occupant of the attic is uncovered. Listeners will find this a novel full of social criticism and gothic elements.Also included are two special features: an excerpt from "The Life of Charlotte Bronte" by Elizabeth Gaskell and "A Brief Visit to the Bronte Parsonage" by our narrator, Flo Gibson.

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Wonderful!

I love classic novels, especially those by female authors such as Edith Wharton, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. Since I used to have commute over an hour each way, five days a week for three years, I found myself listening to classic novels more than reading them. The one narrator that always stood out from the others was Flo Gibson. It was like her voice was made to narrate the classics. I am amazed at times how she can seamlessly flow from one character to the next without struggling in the least with the ornate vocabulary or the formal (and sometimes informal) manner of which most of the characters spoke. In Jane Eyre, there are entire paragraphs spoken in French but she speaks French as well as she speaks English. I can't imagine why anyway would give her performance anything less than 5 stars. I would listen to anything that she narrates.

The main reason I wrote this review was to comment on Flo Gibson's performance but I will say that the story itself is beautifully written, intriguing and heartfelt. You will love Jane Eyre.
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- Teri

wonderful story, but an awful sounding narrator

I have always loved this book, but the narrator sounds gruff with a manly voice. Couldn't get through the first few sentences without getting irritated. Not at all a voice I would associate with a sensitive character such as Jane Eyre.
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- Amazon Customer "I am an artist living in Louisiana. I love the classics."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2009
  • Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc.