Jane Eyre (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.9 stars; 1740 reviews)

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) (18 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 13:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 02 17:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 03 21:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 04 35:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 05 30:38 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 06 17:39 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 07 22:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 08 19:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 09 21:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 26:49 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 38:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 25:38 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 24:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 32:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 31:38 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 23:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 48:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 34:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 22:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 33:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 49:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 15:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 24:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 41:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 25 28:30 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 26 25:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 27 1:01:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 28 43:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 29 27:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 30 23:17 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 31 19:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 32 27:30 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 33 28:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 34 53:49 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 35 26:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 36 22:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 37 46:19 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 38 11:12 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

8Tres Bon!


(1 stars)

This is the fifth or sixth novel I've listened to that was read by Elizabeth Klett. While I still prefer the tactile feeling of the printed page I must say that listening to Ms. Klett has been an eye-opener. The first and last work I listened to was John Irving's Garp which if I remember correctly was some twenty audio cassettes. I was underwhelmed. I don't think of Elizabeth Klett so much as a reader but rather as a performer who clearly deserves an Oscar or a Tony for her readings. In this particular novel she is indeed Jane Eyre come alive. Notice I have not said anything about her mastery of French pronunciation which if standing alone would be a bravura performance. I am in awe.

An absolute pleasure and delight!!


(5 stars)

I was searching for a classic I had not read or listened to, when I stumbled upon this book. I'd never heard Eliabeth Klett narrate a book before. I can honestly say, I don't think I've ever enjoyed a narrator more, save my childhood stories from loved ones. (And I have very much enjoyed another librovox regular, so this is high praise indeed!) Every character had a perfect accent and voice. I told my elderly parents about it and expressed that this was better than reading the book, because the voices were so vivid, it was like they were in the room with me. And yet it was better than a movie, because it held every word of the book. Thank you so much for your dedicated reading of this book. I look forward to searching for other books you have read to us!

Good read


(4.5 stars)

Ms Klett's reading of this great classic is a pleasure to listen to. Her vocal adaptations to the characters she portrays is impeccable. Her enunciation is superb, and the flow of her narrative is very pleasing to the ear. The discerning listener will hear her American accent only when she announces the formalities of authorship, title, etc. It is quite remarkable how Ms Klett manages to assume a "British", and sometimes even Northumbrian accent! It is, however, regrettable, that she persists in giving an American pronunciation to at least two words that stand out in my mind: perSEverance instead of perseVERance, and INqueries instead of enQUIries. On all other accounts, though, her pronunciation is faultless.

Excellent Narration


(5 stars)

This review is entirely dedicated to Elizabeth's narration. It was only due to her I was able to complete Jane Eyre. Much before I tried it on audible, narrated by Thandie Newton and she bored me out within 3 hours. But seeing the positive acclaim that this book have I refused to give up on it and thought to try again later. Luckily I found it here and thought to give it a try and not once I ever found it boring. For me Elizabeth Klett was the narrator that helped me complete this book.


(5 stars)

My daughter and I loved this performance. Miss Klett's voce and Bronte's narrative made some wonderful car trip and bedtime story memories for us. I thought Helen's story might be too emoruonal, but it wasn't that, but rather Jane's departure from Thirnfield that had her sobbing. But the ending made up for all. Thank you, Elizabeth, for helping me introduce great literature to my daughter. "I like the feelings of the book. I like the reader. I like how she read it slowly and spoke clearly. Chapter 38 was the best." -- Mae, age 6


(3 stars)

It was read well by Elizabeth Klett, but I just don't like the ending of the story! Spoilers: I hated Rochester and I feel like even though Jane did make her own decision to marry him in the end, he had sort of manipulated her into loving him in the first half of the book. Still, I think Jane is a good character and there were some quotes I really liked.


(5 stars)

Excellent reader. Good intonation and expression without being distracting. I had never tried to read Jane Eyre in print, because I never knew what it was about and it seemed so long. It is a wonderful book! I see why it is a classic. Chapters 23 and 27 were so thrilling I could not stop listening and raced to the end in just a day or two.

Excellent narration of a true classic


(3 stars)

I like Jane Eyre. It's not a favorite of mine, but I do love the language and narrative thread. I have my own personal complaints, but overall I do enjoy listening to it occasionally, and this narrator made it all the better.