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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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William Crimsworth goes to Brussels to seek his fortune and takes a job teaching at a boarding school for girls. He begins a flirtation with the headmistress, Zoraïde Reuter, but later falls in love with the young pupil-teacher Frances Henri, only to have his courtship thwarted by the jealous Mlle. Reuter.

Deeply critical of a society in which relationships between men and women are reduced to power struggles, The Professor was Charlotte Brontë's first novel.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dana | 2/16/2014

    " This book was just blah. Too much untranslated French, a predictable, boring plot... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Graham | 1/31/2014

    " It was a painful struggle for me to slog through this novel not because it was extremely boring but for disagreeable main character. Also I found the composition awkward in some degree. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Bellus | 1/28/2014

    " Recently I bought the Complete Works of the Bronte Sisters on my nook, so I'm making my way through them. The Professor (like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Charlotte's sister Anne) seemed to kind of drone on and on at the end. It could have used some editing I think. Overall, not a bad story, just a little boring and long winded from a description aspect (more dialogue would have been nice, oh and less French). I still say, if you want a great Bronte story, stick with Jane Eyre for sure, or Emily's Wuthering Heights. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickie | 1/18/2014

    " Just ok. Understand why it wasn't so famous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melodee | 1/8/2014

    " This book was another 19th century tale of guy-meets-girl, something goes wrong, he gets her at the end. It's no classic. It tells the story of this down-and-out British fellow who goes to Belgium to become a teacher. As usual with Charlotte Bronte, I found her main character to be somewhat unlikeable. Although the reader wants him to succeed, he is hardly endearing. I had a little trouble believing Bronte's treatment of a male character. Something about it just didn't ring true. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you really have some time to kill. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethany | 1/7/2014

    " Although this was not my favorite, Charlotte Bronte is still one of my favorite authors. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heba Morsi | 1/5/2014

    " If it is the first C. Bronte you read you will enjoy it, but if you happen to read it after Jane Eyre and Villette then you will feel the difference. James Wilby does not hold a candle either to Rochester or M. Paul but again who can? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenay | 1/4/2014

    " Sweet, provoking, suspenseful, full of ordinary elegance And joy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison O'keefe | 9/26/2013

    " I love Charlotte Bronte and this is a wonderful read (even if some of it I didn't understand as it was French lol). The glimpses of her Jane Eyre characters come through and as that is my favourite novel it makes me like this even more. Just a gorgeous read. Highly recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 5/19/2013

    " I had forgotten how much I love Victorian literature. Cheeky women, obnoxious men, and love wins out over all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 3/11/2013

    " If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie | 10/4/2012

    " It took me a while to get into this book but once I had I really enjoyed it, though I wish my french was better as I could not read some bits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph Ebel | 5/18/2012

    " I ended getting wrapped up into the story and then felt the end left me hanging. I enjoyed her descriptions of people and experiences and her usage of the Bible and gods name Jehovah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 10/16/2011

    " A lot like Villette, except the main character is a man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mjhamel | 9/23/2011

    " Had bought this for 99 pence in England a while ago... Very Victorian, very special reading. A must after a visit to Brussels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy | 4/19/2011

    " I did not like this book. I did not like the characters, the setting, the plot-- I just found it dull overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 3/20/2010

    " Another interesting look at the times, but again I was frustrated at the amount of untranslated French. I don't like feeling like I'm missing those bits of dialog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/15/2008

    " Good book that held my interest enough to want to find out how it ended. Great exercise in broadening my English vocabulary as Charlotte Bronte is not shabby in her choice of words. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 11/6/2006

    " I read 25% of the book and it was just SO boring. I didn't find any characters interesting and there seemed to be very little plot. For such a short book, I was expecting the pace to be a bit higher. "

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