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Extended Audio Sample Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,924 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Brontë's Shirley, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Juliet Stevenson.

Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black; none bears a rod so heavy....

Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline, who, bored and desperate, lives as a dependent in her uncle's home with no prospect of a career. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert's brother, an impoverished tutor - a match opposed by her family. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/11/2014

    " Wonderful novel by Charlotte Bronte. I'm surprised it's overlooked... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa S | 2/8/2014

    " I really liked many of the characters. The plot was choppy. But, considering all the deaths that Charlotte dealt with, its to be expected. However, the ending was a little too Jane Austen for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zoe | 1/23/2014

    " I want to be Shirley when I grow up. Period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kari | 1/9/2014

    " Read this about a year ago. Why does everyone like Jane Eyre so much and no one knows this one? This is much better as far as that goes. "

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