Agnes Grey (version 2 dramatic reading)


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(4.5 stars; 136 reviews)

Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, spoiled children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and status to destroy social values. After her father's death, Agnes opens a small school with her mother and finds happiness with a man who loves her for herself. (Summary by Wikipedia)


Cast:
Narrator/Mary Grey/Grandmama Bloomfield: CaprishaPage
Agnes Grey: Amanda Friday
Edward Weston: Max Körlinge
Alice Grey: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Richard Grey: Aidan Brack
Mr. Murray/Uncle Robson: Anthony
Mrs. Murray/Jem's Wife: Elizabeth Klett
Rosalie Murray: Arielle Lipshaw
Matilda Murray: Elizabeth Barr
Mr. Hatfield: Algy Pug
Jem/Mr. Smith: Martin Geeson
Servant: Charlotte Duckett
Nancy Brown: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Bloomfield: Victoria Martin
Tom Bloomfield: Grace
Mary Ann Bloomfield: April Gonzales
Mr. Bloomfield: Robert Hoffman
Betty: Kristingj
Audio edited by Amanda Friday

(6 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 26:06 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 02 14:08 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 03 22:56 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 04 17:42 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 05 12:44 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 06 11:54 Read by Aidan Brack
Chapter 07 29:42 Read by Anthony
Chapter 08 4:52 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 09 8:39 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Chapter 10 9:48 Read by Elizabeth Barr
Chapter 11 28:27 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter 12 7:56 Read by Martin Geeson
Chapter 13 14:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 27:11 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 15 13:33 Read by Beth Thomas
Chapter 16 7:19 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 17 20:33 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 18 18:03 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 19 6:59 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 20 11:09 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 21 12:09 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 22 15:48 Read by Anthony
Chapter 23 8:07 Read by Martin Geeson
Chapter 24 11:44 Read by Max Körlinge
Chapter 25 11:19 Read by Max Körlinge

Reviews

Interesting Story

(5 stars)

What a terrific little story! This was my second Anne Bronte to listen to. I am impressed with her style and detail as well as her ability to intertwine both seriousness and humor with both characters with morals and those without. The readers were well presented. Only one speaks a little too quickly.

A Bronte sister with a humorous touch!

(5 stars)

Once again these readers have delivered a great performance. Although,many critics give poor Anne the the least praise; I enjoyed her stories most. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone....so you’ll have to see why for yourself.

Another typical Anne Bronte story

(4.5 stars)

Readers were mostly great. A few voice choices not so much! Column not always consistent... Cute little story but wish heroine had been of stronger character. Her morals were excellent though!

Hello

(5 stars)

Had I lived two hundred years past I'd have fallen in love with Anne Brontë. Thank you readers for delightful reading of a story that should enlighten modern day psychologists. Sincetely, Tony Holland.

last sentence of the book is a great summary.

(3 stars)

A very nice young lady has to work for some mean people, before meeting her dream man. The end.

So lovely and wise

(5 stars)

Don't miss this quiet gem. To the fabulous readers - thank you for your talent, time, and generosity.

My favorite group of readers

(5 stars)

Really made this come to life for me. Thank you to all the wonderful readers!

Talented Readers!

(4.5 stars)

What a talented group of readers! This was my first dramatic reading, and I enjoyed it very much!