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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,452 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: Mandy Weston Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Long overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as one of Charlotte Bronte's finest works. This story of a young teacher at a girl's school in the city of Villette is a particular challenge for the young reader, for it requires maturity of vision, a fine narrative sense - and a command of French! Mandy Weston, a newcomer to Naxos AudioBooks, tells the story magnificently. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendi Klaiber | 2/6/2014

    " After reading Jane Eyre, I was excited to read another book by Charlotte Bronte. I did not enjoy this book as much as Jane Eyre. It was much more difficult for me to relate to Lucy Snowe, and I just didn't like her as much :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. Barker | 1/29/2014

    " Oh my goodness, this book took me 3 full years to get into, but once I did I couldn't put it down. Charlotte Bronte truly knows how to write a long, scripted book! I loved how she wrote a lot of French, too, so I could test my knowledge of the language. :) Despite the slow build, it still was a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andra Watkins | 1/9/2014

    " I am a sucker for 19th century female writers, and this book does not disappoint. I felt lonely reading this book. Lucy Snowe is bereft and determined to make her own way. I cheered for her as she grappled with her various feelings, hoping she would ultimately find a person in whom she could rest yet still be her independent self. It doesn't get going right away. In fact, it takes about 100 pages to crank up, but it is worth the effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marco Tulio | 1/4/2014

    " Took forever. We really liked it (google translate and me). Lots of french. I hated it at some points because of the really slow moving story, but I loved the conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Zilka | 1/2/2014

    " It was good until the very very end. No resolution. It just stopped. There was no end there was a stop. I stayed up late because it got too good to put down. Then there is more self-righteous suffering and then it ends. It doesn't matter about the rest of the book. The end was so disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/23/2013

    " Read the Dutch translation. I liked this one much better than "The Professor" but I would not give it above 1.5 stars, sadly :-( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 10/2/2013

    " What a good read, have never read a book like this one. Absolutely unique "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan F | 9/18/2012

    " I think that I'm glad that the version I'm actually reading doesn't have two dumb introductions in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilda | 5/20/2011

    " More beautiful than Jane Eyre, for it is the real love story of Charlotte. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 4/19/2010

    " Really quite good. My professor described it as Jane Eyre on crack, which seems apt. A very emotionally charged book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ezzy | 8/29/2009

    " Forty pages ago I was ready to set the town of Villette aflame and now that it's over I'm saddened by the ending. Will always admire and love Miss Snowe for her independent spirit. You redeemed yourself M Paul. <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley Linfield | 8/2/2009

    " By far, this is Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece. It is more mature, more thoughtful, and far deeper than Jane Eyre. My insides feel as if they'll burst when I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Monique | 5/30/2009

    " Read about 250 pages, and skimmed the rest. Didn't like it all that much. But it kept me reading until the middle. Awesome plot twists!!! I couldn't put it down on some parts "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vero | 12/12/2008

    " So freaking boring, I thought I'd never get to the end of it. And it's definitely not better than Jane Eyre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Acacia | 5/23/2008

    " My favorite book of all time. I read and re-read. When I meet someone special, I will hand them my underlined copy and say, "You will know a lot about me by the time you finish this." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sle1784853 | 12/27/2007

    " One of my favorite books of all time. Keep your kleenex handy. "

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