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Flo Gibson brings dramatic intensity and an intimate tone to her performance of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel, Jane Eyre.
The title character is an orphan raised by her cruel aunt. After a trying experience at boarding school, she falls in love with Rochester only to have their potential marriage thwarted by a dangerous secret that leads to her temporary downfall. Critics have since cited a modern sensibility in Brontë’s exploration of female identity and class relations.
With her confiding, raspy voice, Gibson draws listeners toward her in her portrayal as the title character in this classic.
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Jane Eyre, a young orphan, leads a lonely life at a boarding school until she's old enough to take a job as a governess for the wealthy and mysterious Mr. Rochester. Over time, she falls in love with her stern employer, but happiness still eludes her - even on her wedding day. What is the mad secret Rochester is hiding?
Public Domain (P)1980 Recorded Books
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1 out of 5 stars
By Antony on 27-03-07

Jane Eyre

I've been with Audible for almost a year now and absolutely love the service. However, this audiobook really disappointed me. To start with, the recording is very poor and sounds as though your listening to an old gramaphone. Further to this, the narrator attempts 'mockney' accents that would put Dick Van Dyke or Audrey Hepburn to shame! All in all the story is great but a combination of a poor performance and inaudible recodings make this a headache of an audiobook. Purchase a different version of Jane Eyre!

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3 out of 5 stars
By ian on 15-01-07

Jane Eyre

Flo's reading of Jane's dialogues/altercations with Mr Rochester and St John lead towards a 5 star rating. But unfortunately the experience is let down by the low formats of the downloads available. The Format 2 download lacks clarity making it a little difficult to listen to, and does not do justice to the reading.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Connie on 20-02-06

Jane Eyre

I enjoyed this book- it is a great escape!
My memories of reading it as a girl were re-lived.
The sound quality was not good though, and in future I will only get books that are in the highest sound quality-,

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Duane on 28-03-03

A Genuine Masterpiece

This book is a genuine 19th century masterpiece. Charlotte Bronte's tale of this young woman's life journey reached out to me across the centuries and touched me deeply. Flo Gibson is a talented narrator with perfect annunciation. However, she reads at a very fast clip, so I often found it challenging to keep pace with her. The quality of the recording seemed a bit grainy, too; I found it helpful to check out the book from the local library and follow along in print to gain full comprehension of the text.

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