Agnes Grey (Dramatic Reading)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 211 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)

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)


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 (1974-2020)
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


Great Dramatic Reading By A wonderful Cast

(5 stars)

This dramatic reading was really inspiring inasmuch as it (besides being portrayed by the cast so well) reminds me once again of the clarity and feeling the author has given to her work. I will not go on and on as I have done in most of my reviews by praising each and every actor and reader but all having done a wonderful job and I am sure the author would and probably is pleased with the way it has been done. Thank you so much--everyone who gives so freely of themselves to those of us who just listen at no cost to ourselves but to our great benefit. God bless you and God bless Librivox for this dramatic effort which was so well done.

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 you’ll have to see why for yourself.

A Beautiful Quick-Read Of A Classic

(5 stars)

There is a part in our heroines journey at quite the beginning of the book, which part is not as - gripping - as the rest of it. Otherwise, I felt the love story in this to keep the reader in great anticipation, which I thoroughly enjoyed. A beautiful quick-read of a classic. Reminded me of Austen, though with quicker pace, which are both great qualities in my "books". I am comfortable with a one reader reads than this dramatic reading. I am not entirely sure yet how I like these. I feel there to be a greater chance in the dramatic readings that some character's or reader's voice doesn't suit the experience naturally to ones likening.

Wonderful classic

(5 stars)

This is superbly read by the various excellent edition of this classic. The story is one that never ages and so different from the rubbish churned out often in this day and age. Thank you Librivox volunteers!

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!


(3.5 stars)

Great, I hope I find more books like this. Thanks to those voice actors as well! tbh, at first it was quite boring but give it some time. I promise it gets better.


(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.