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Jane Eyre Audiobook

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Read By: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 13.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780307917713

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

38

Longest Chapter Length:

76:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12:38 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

32:57 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

32

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Publisher Description

Introduction by Diane Johnson

Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope

 

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.” Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë’s masterpiece introduced the world to a radical new type of heroine, one whose defiant virtue and moral courage departed sharply from the more acquiescent and malleable female characters of the day. Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world’s most beloved novels.

 

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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"I almost got to 30 before I read this, and would those three decades have been meaningless if I never got around to it? No. But it was a good book, with characters that were infinitely more interesting than those in Wuthering Heights. (I know, different Bronte sister.)"

— Kate (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Bronte.”

    — Virginia Woolf
  • At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë.

    — Virginia Woolf
  • “This is not merely a work of great promise; it is one of absolute performance. It is one of the most powerful domestic romances which have been published for many years…It is a book to make the pulses gallop and the heart beat, and to fill the eyes with tears.”

    — Atlas (1847)

Jane Eyre Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.56521739130435 out of 54.56521739130435 out of 54.56521739130435 out of 54.56521739130435 out of 54.56521739130435 out of 5 (4.57)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Amazing!!!! Highly recommended It's my all time favourite classic now. "

    — Kay, 2/17/2014
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    " After two failed attempts, I finally read Jane Eyre. "

    — Jodi, 2/12/2014
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    " I read this novel in High School and found myself falling in love with reading. "

    — Lana, 2/10/2014
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    " I could read it over and over again and i could never get bored. Amazing read! "

    — Ania, 2/8/2014
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    " This book presents a fantastic Christian heroine. The story of true love seems more real than nearly any novel. "

    — Christina, 2/4/2014
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    " I rediscovered this book last summer after becoming obsessed with the musical. I forgot how much I loved it! Such a great classic romance. "

    — Carol, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love, love, love this classic! "

    — Melanie, 1/16/2014
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    " I never though I would love a book like this so much but it is quite excellent. "

    — Matthew, 12/26/2013
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    " Loved this book. It was a bit challenging to decipher the language sometimes, but all in all it was a wonderful book. Many people think classic literature is dull, but Jane Eyre was very exciting and had many twists that I did not expect. "

    — Claire, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " amazing.... awesome!!!! very interesting... so wonderful story! I love it so much <3 "

    — Nata, 12/8/2013
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    " Loved it! It a very intense story, loved the characters and the way their love story evolved. "

    — Claudia, 11/24/2013
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    " It was one of the first books that I was emotionally involved in, when I was young, and spurred my love of reading. "

    — Candace, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Classic but still a little distrubing. The ending still does not set well with me and frankly I never understood the attraction between Rochester and the heroine. The source for the "madwoman in the attic" motif. "

    — James, 10/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fantastic novel. Really opened my eyes to feminism in an era when women were less important. "

    — Lizzie, 6/9/2013
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    " This book broke my heart the first time I read it. One of my favorites. "

    — Delia, 7/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very much Cinderlla-ish, only darker version. Also heroine inheriting money at the end when all hope seems lost? Meh. Not found of the romance between the two main characters either. He's an asshole. "

    — Distortedr, 2/18/2012
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    " Probably my favorite book : ) "

    — Elisabeth, 2/6/2012
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    " There are two kinds of people: those who cry when Helen Burns dies, holding on to Jane, and those who don't. "

    — Gregory, 1/8/2012
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    " At risk of retroactive revocation of my English major -- I've never read this. I'm enjoying it -- it's my current reading for the times when I'm just walking on the treadmill. "

    — Jonna, 9/27/2011
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    " This book caught me by surprise and I ended up really really enjoying it. Definitely a classic. "

    — Jackie, 9/25/2011
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    " If you want to be constantly thinking "that guy is such a dick!" about all the male characters then this is the book for you. At least I can cross it off my list now. "

    — Amie, 8/30/2011
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    " A most strikingly impressive book "

    — Minrain, 6/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read it in either 7th or 8th grade, and even though I remember some parts of it being touching, I was not overly excited with the book in general. But people who love romantic historical fiction will likely enjoy "Jane Eyre". "

    — Kristina, 1/28/2011

About Charlotte Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818–1848), sister of Anne and Charlotte, published only one novel in her career, Wuthering Heights. Though she died just one year after its publication and never knew of its success, the story of doomed love and revenge went on to earn its place among the masterpieces of English literature.

About Josephine Bailey

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.