Jane Eyre

  • by Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is skillfully read by actress Juliet Stevenson.
"The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself"
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 written. But it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character, and a transformative work of the imagination.
Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series features affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.

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A Classic!

Where does Jane Eyre rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not a bad abridged version. Brillant, clear and engaging narration. The narrator does a very good job. The book is ofcourse a classic. I have seen virtually all the film versions and read the book several times but this audiobook still manages to engage me and kept me listening through the night. Can't wait to get other audiobooks by the same narrator. The story is of course a classic and worth revisiting time and time again without tiring. Still very apt for our modern times


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jane Eyre ofcourse!


Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but I will defintely seek out more of the same from Juliet Stevenson.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes because it was so good.


Any additional comments?

Brillant audiobook!

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- yun pun chan

Excellent Abridged Version.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I certainly would recommend this book. Charlotte Bronte's classic story has been treated very well in this shortened version.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane Eyre?

The whole of Jane Eyre's story is gripping from her upbringing, schooling, meeting Mr. Rochester and the Rev. St. John Rivers and the final reunion. There is never a dull moment.


Any additional comments?

Whilst there is much detail missing due to it being an abridged version (which will not suit Bronte purists) it covers the main storyline well and delivers easy listening in just over 3 hours. Excellently narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd