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Extended Audio Sample Villette (Dramatised), by Charlotte Bronte
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Bronte Narrator: Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, and Harriet Walter Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, and Harriet Walter star in this BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's last and most remarkable novel. Passion and perception run through this fascinating study of loneliness, love, and ultimate triumph over adversity. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 2/1/2014

    " Very, very interesting. I don't love it instantly like Jane Eyre, but it might be because I don't understand some parts (especially the French). I might reread it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/15/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this slow but psychologically rich novel. I kept thinking that if Jane Eyre was comparable to Pride and Prejudice in maturity and depth, than Villette is much more in line with Persuasion. The narrator is rather unreliable, despite being written in the first person. It has comedy, adventure, romance of a sort, and a heroine that while I didn't necessarily always agree with, I do deeply admire her integrity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paddy | 1/15/2014

    " I listened to this book on CD in my car over several weeks, if not months, and, dear reader, by the end I was thinking Charlotte Bronte was neck and neck w/ Charles Maturin, author of my least favorite novel Melmoth the Wanderer, for tiresomeness. I grew weary. Best parts were hearing the reader speak the untranslated French passages, although I don't speak French. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aguess | 12/26/2013

    " I just pulled this off the shelf at my in laws. I love Jane Eyre, and I might love Villette's Lucy Snowe even more. She is such a keen observer of character. Her esteem evolving as she learns more of her acquaintances. And as she tells you what she sees, and feels, you begin to see her and feel for her. I spent the whole day thinking about the last two paragraphs of the book. I think I will still be thinking about them next week, maybe even next year. Vive! Lucie Snowe! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Hayes | 12/5/2013

    " No prose is too purple for this overwritten, looong and turgid disappointment. The language is, occasionally, stirring, hence the second star. But Bronte needed a ruthless editor for the frequent lapses into toe-curling verbosity. The heroine is a timid, repressed God-botherer of the type that make shrinking violets seem too forward. Many reviewers consider this Bronte's best, or a close second to Jane Eyre. Count me among those unfeeling brutes who think of it only as a week they will never get back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque | 11/23/2013

    " I loved this book. I personally liked the story of Jane Eyre much better, but this books has so much depth and is just amazing. Love it. A must read for Charlotte Bronte fans!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phoebe Cox | 11/20/2013

    " loved the book Hated!!!!! the ending! erg i hate when that happens :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henri | 7/21/2013

    " Love the great amount of French vocabulary, also helped me live vicariously thru the teachers and students @ a boarding school, if you love the French, intrigue, have a great curious nature,then you should read this... <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 7/18/2013

    " I liked it very much and was delighted with her unexpected but welcomed happy ending. Lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/25/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/9/2013

    " I could relate a lot to the main character. Much of her life was just getting through without looking to much to hope, because that only leads to disappointment. But then when wonderful things happen it is a joyous occasion not looked for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 6/21/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 9/6/2009

    " My favorite novel of all time...This is the valley of the shadow, and the coming out the other side bruised, beaten, but triumphant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/15/2009

    " A Gothic melodrama bursting to break out of Victorian trappings. Lucy Stowe is a wondrous character, slowly coming to life in a mystifying, romantic new city. "

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