Item description for Jane Eyre (The Classic Collection) (The Classic Collection) by Charlotte Bronte & Susan Ericksen...
Overview A young governess finds romance, mystery, and heartbreak when she accepts a position in the home of the brooding and arrogant Mr. Rochester.
Publishers Description After a sad and neglected childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre was hired by Edward Rochester as governess for his ward. Jane was pleased with the quiet country life at Thornfield, with the beautiful old manor house and gardens, with the book-filled library, and with her own comfortable room. But there were stories of a strange tenant, a woman who laughed like a maniac, and who stayed in rooms on the third floor. The moody Rochester, however, rebuffed her attempts to find out about the woman, and ordered her to keep quiet about strange noises she heard at night. One night in the garden, Edward Rochester embraced Jane and proposed marriage. But the quiet ceremony in the village church was shockingly halted by a stranger who claimed that Rochester was already married - to the raving maniac Jane had heard crying in the house. Grief-stricken, Jane left Thornfield, feeling that her life was over before it had really begun. But life had many surprises in store for our heroine, and among them there just might be a happily-ever-after.
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Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5" Height: 6" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date May 25, 2005
Series Classic Collection
ISBN 159600939X ISBN13 9781596009394
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Reviews - What do customers think about Jane Eyre (The Classic Collection) (The Classic Collection)?
Jane Eyre The Classic Collection Sep 23, 2008
The Audio was great until I reached disk 14. This disk would not play, no matter what I tried. Very disappointing.
Jane Eyre Audio CD Jul 12, 2008
It is really nice for traveling to "read" as you go, also it was nice for a busy daughter who had to read it for HS assignment!
Delightful reading Feb 11, 2008
I usually read murder mysteries but ordered the audiobook after viewing the Brontes' sisters biography on television. It's a wonderful book. I can't believe I waited this long to read a book so popular for centuries and I don't know why this wasn't required reading in school. The characters are endearing, the language, beautiful and I think knowing the history of the author makes the book much more enjoyable and realistic. I had read Emily Brontes' Wuthering Heights years ago in my teens and enjoyed it very much but didn't appreciate the history of the author then. Maybe everyone should read or watch the sisters' biography then read the books.
Well performed reading of a Gothic classic Jan 24, 2007
Reading any Bronte work requires the rare ability to speak in both a refined and musical woman's English accent, and immediately switch to the voice of a commanding and brooding male who likes to throw things.
Susan Erickson is up to the challenge. Her fitting voice and intonation naturally rise and fall between Jane's contrasting Victorian reserve and fiery passion. Whereas some reader's tones obviously change between cuts, Erickson's are seemless. Her speed and diction make the story very clear.
This unabridged performance seems to sell for cheaper than the others, but that is not because the performance is lacking.
Technical issues: Each CDs track number goes up to around 97, 98, or 99. Though this makes skipping back easy when your listening to it in the car, it might reek havoc on your MP3 player. The box is thin cardboard, and the CD's come in thin paper sleeves.