Summary

Charlotte Brontë's much-loved masterpiece is reimagined through the voice of Juliet Stevenson, who succeeds in capturing all the wit and charm of the original novel in her retelling.
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.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 21-02-10

A beautiful reading by Juliet Stevenson

Ms Stevenson's knowledge of and passion for this book really come through. A stunning reading.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs PDJ on 21-10-15

A Flawless 'Jane Eyre'

What a terrific performance by Juliet Stevenson! To begin with she has a lovely voice but, beyond that, her ability to lift the text from the page and bring it wholly to life is incomparable. 'Jane Eyre' is a book which I have loved since childhood and have read and seen as a film or a play many times so I am a critical listener - but Juliet's performance is truly superb, with every character distinctly drawn, the mood(s) thoroughly realised and the narrative paced with real skill.
Thoroughly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 30-08-12

Superb narration of a great romantic classic

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, narrated by the incomparable Juliet Stevenson. Sigh. This is classical romance at its best.

Some who read rather than listen may find parts slow, unrealistic and liberally laced with purple prose. But not so listening to Stevenson. Her voice envelopes the high morality of Victorian England, the expressions of love, sacrifice, pain, confusion, desperation – and transports these into the realm of prose-music. Her voice caresses the words. She transforms the coincidences and high drama to the level of probability. She gentles the listener into suspending belief and luxuriating in the outpouring of human emotions, the urgency of secret love and devotion, the unquestioning correctness of sacrifice, the terror of the insane.

Romantics will be enthralled by the barriers to the consummation of love, the very least being the class system and Victorian self restraint.

Stevenson's narration is better than good. This is great classic, read superbly.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-10-09

Fabulous book and narrator

Jane Eyre is, of course, a fabulous book. But when narrated by Juliet Stevenson, it is brought to life in the most satisfying way. I have loved listening to this book and getting to know the characters (again) through Ms. Stevenson's lively narration.

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