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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: Mandy Weston Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Written by the author of the ever-popular Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as Charlotte Brontë's finest work. The story follows the fortunes of a young teacher at a girls' school in the French town of Villette and is superbly told by Mandy Weston. It is an adventure story, a romance, and a French lesson all in one! The much-praised unabridged recording returns here in a more accessible abridged format.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/2/2014

    " Wonderfully pretty in the home stretch, but the emotional resonance of the first 450 pages is all but doused by Bronte's compulsion to write, write, write, write, write. The four-star review is a testament to the power of the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 2/1/2014

    " Can't believe I actually finished this, what a slog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 1/8/2014

    " Loved this book...oh, but the ending. Left me a bit heartsick. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 1/2/2014

    " Another classic I did not enjoy. The funny part was that some parts were quite intersting but there were a lot of parts I simply Hated. The characters have nothing to like and are constantly behaving as if they suffer from multiple personalities. The fact that our heroine (weven though she doesn't behave as one) doesn't get a happy ending is quite refreshing and sad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel G. | 12/15/2013

    " This was another of those titles chosen for first year English at La Trobe university. While I found a lot of books and authors that I would never have bothered to read otherwise, this one has left no impression and I have no memory of it. So many of the books from then I still have clear memories of, but this one is forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate Dorward | 12/14/2013

    " When I read this as a teen I just could NOT believe it would end that way... I had to reread it to realize what it was actually saying. An astonishing book, from its duplicitious first-person narrator (who at one point actively disguises a key revelation from the reader!) to its memorable climax in a drugged-out haze. As with Great Expectations, the reappearance of characters you thought were incidental, in more meaningful of sinister guises, gives the entire book an uncanny, brooding, nearly paranoid feeling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/10/2013

    " I think the length made this one harder to read then Jane Eyre -- but since then, I have tackled MUCH longer books. Might have to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cari Mcconnell | 12/9/2013

    " I read this book as part of a Major English Authors class. For the class we read Charlotte Bronte's entire scope of work. This book was my favorite. I enjoyed the strong female role, the gothic themes, the contradictions, ect. All and all it was the easiest to read and the most enjoyable, and I agreed with many of the points made. I feel like Charlotte wrote herself into this book. Also I am uber interested in victorian notions of insanity, which is touched in a pretty sneaky way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vero | 12/4/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Duea | 9/16/2013

    " Many reviewers say that this is Charlotte's best novel, but I was so bored during the first half that I couldn't finish reading it. I see the brilliance, but didn't appreciate it. Maybe I'll give it another try someday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda Peev | 8/15/2013

    " Very close to Charlotte Bronte's most famous work "Jane Eyre" and that's exactly why I nearly loved it. Why nearly? because Mr. Paul Emanuelle was quite annoying at the beginning actually. But after all, I must confess that it is the best "co-incident" plot of a book ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B.J. | 7/17/2013

    " hadn't read a 19th century classic in quite some time. How they do go on. A bit long-winded but charmingly so. Lots of french in the book. Made me think of how bilingual Europeans are as compared to we Americans. Luckily, I have some French. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Zilka | 6/12/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 5/7/2013

    " Found this difficult to get into...didn't quite grasp where the author was leading the reader. Never finished the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 3/25/2013

    " Hard to give this one an accurate rating, because I read it so long ago. But I think three stars is about right. "

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

    " I was so unbelievably happy but then that ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Bailey | 1/21/2013

    " I found it slow until about page 200. Brilliant read...hard to swallow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 shirley | 11/1/2012

    " A wordy long laborious book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 7/22/2012

    " this story makes me feel like I can do anything...and anything can happen "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amelia | 6/1/2012

    " I finally gave up at 35%, which for such a long book, is a good long trial. The writing was laboured and I truly disliked Lucy. I just wasn't prepared to continue reading about her for another umpteen words. I like a lot of classics, but this wasn't one of them. It was just too painful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chloë | 5/14/2012

    " Read it because I love Jane Eyre so much. It's fine, but far, far, far too long for a book where almost nothing happens. If you persevere, the ending is good, but not sure it's worth the struggle. "

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