Jane Eyre (version 3 dramatic reading)


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(4.6 stars; 152 reviews)

Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast
Narrator/Charlotte Bronte/Louisa Eshton: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Jane Eyre: Elizabeth Barr
Young Jane/Mrs. Dent/Bread Shop Woman: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Reed: Kristingj
John Reed/Mr. Lloyd/Robert/John/Mr. Mason: Jared Hess
Eliza Reed: Thisbe
Georgiana Reed: Diana Majlinger
Bessie: Verity Kendall
Abbot: Julia Niedermaier
Sarah/Helen Burns: April Gonzales
First Class Lowood Girl/Hannah: Libby Gohn
Cumberland Girl/Sam/Dr. Carter/Footman/Housekeeper: C F de Rosset
Mr. Brocklehurst: Anthony
Miss Temple/Lowton Postmistress/Charwoman/Mrs. Eshton/Diana Rivers: Elizabeth Klett
Miss Miller: Jeannie Tirado
Miss Scatcherd/Lowood Nurse/Barbara/Lady Ingram/Cottage Girl: Charlotte Duckett
Miss Smith/Lady Lynn: Anna Simon
Lowood Servant/House Woman: KateC
Miss Brocklehurst/Amy Eshton/Porter's Wife: Victoria Martin
Mr. Rochester: Algy Pug
Mrs. Fairfax/Coach Guard/Host: Caprisha Page
Leah/Rosamund Oliver: Susanna
Mary: Novella Serena
Grace Poole: Beth Thomas
Adele: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Sophie: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Blanche Ingram: Amanda Friday
Lord Ingram: andrelt
Mary Ingram/Mary Rivers: Grace Garrett
Colonel Dent/Mr. Wood/Coachman/Waiter/Ostler: Todd
Frederick Lynn: Ethan Hardman
Henry Lynn: John Trevithick
Mr. Eshton: Oxenhandler
Mr. Briggs: Ken Garrett
St. John Rivers: Aidan Brack
Cottage Mother: Sally Mc

Audio edited by Elizabeth Barr and Elizabeth Klett

(19 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Preface/Dramatis Personae 8:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 12:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 17:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 20:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 35:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 30:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 17:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 21:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 17:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 19:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 26:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 39:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 26:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 25:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 32:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 32:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 22:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 49:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 35:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 24:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 37:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 50:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 18:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 26:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 44:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 30:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 28:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 1:12:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 41:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 27:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 25:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 20:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 32 31:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 33 32:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 34 1:02:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 35 29:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 36 25:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 37 51:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 38 12:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

the quality of the recording needs improvement

(3 stars)

The quality of the recording is not of high standard. Jane Eyre is absolutely wonderful and clear. Some minor characters, on the other hand, are difficult to understand. I had to switch to version 2 for some of the chapters. Between the two versions I thoroughly enjoyed the novel.

Jane Eyre (dramatic reading)

(5 stars)

Outstanding! The reader for Jane made this amazing book a delight to listen to. This is one of my all-time favorite books, having read it (the old fashioned way) many times. In fact, most all the readers were wonderful. The only exception being the reader for Helen Burns. I would recommend having a print version handy for the Helen Burns scenes to read along with, especially if they are special to you. It is a pity such beautifully written lines were almost unintelligible by a thick accent and hurried reading. That is my only quibble, and really, I just want to prepare future listeners. Helen is a small part in comparison, and the rest of the book flows beautifully. I cried and smiled throughout this book, sometimes at the same time. Very well done, I will probably listen again soon :)

a sad romantic love story

(4 stars)

this book is better than the movies i have seen because the book has so many more details about jane's life that are really important to the story. the readers mostly did a fine job. a few chapters while jane is at school do not have good audio or the readers were hard to understand, so i listened to those chapters in another version of audio. but once jane heads to thornefield the audio is excellent, emotionally riveting at points..

(3.5 stars)

The burden of listening to some characters’ is so great that if it weren’t for others like Jane, Adele, Blanche Ingram, and Mrs Fairfax that do very well and even excellently, I might switch to another recording altogether. Mr. Rochester is most disappointing; no offense to the reader who himself has a wonderful drawling bass voice, but it’s so alarming to hear him speak Rochester’s words because he says all of them, tender and gruff alike, in the same sprawling voice.

JE

(5 stars)

One of my favourite books ever. I've read it at least 3 times & now I've heard it, too. The actors are all good, except that the one (__ Burns) is hard to understand, & unfortunately Mr. Rochester is sadly lacking in expression. Really too bad in that role. But Jane's reader is perfect. Thank-you to all!

narrator- jane

(4 stars)

Helen Burns voice very difficult to hear/ understand. With re-recording helen this would be a 5 star rating. Jane Eyre / narrator is spectacular! loved listening to this. Rochester sounds like he is 80 instead of 40, but an acquired voice. thank you for a wonderful recording of a classic book.

Brilliant story. Great emotion conveyed by readers.

(5 stars)

I never got to read this book as a child as many others had but in reading this as an adult, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The readers did a great job of conveying the emotion of the books characters.

(3 stars)

The audio of Bessie is horrible and the voice of Helen Burns is very difficult to understand. If these two items were re-recorded it would be 5 stars. The reader for Jane's part did a fantastic job. Overall not bad.