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Jane Eyre (version 2)

Gelesen von Elizabeth Klett

(4,856 Sterne; 1227 Bewertungen)

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

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Chapter 02

17:22

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Chapter 03

21:08

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Chapter 04

35:22

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Chapter 05

30:38

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Chapter 06

17:39

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Chapter 07

22:47

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Chapter 08

19:14

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Chapter 09

21:16

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Chapter 10

26:49

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Chapter 11

38:03

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Chapter 12

25:38

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Chapter 13

24:25

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Chapter 14

32:00

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Chapter 15

31:38

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Chapter 16

23:08

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Chapter 17

48:36

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Chapter 18

34:08

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Chapter 19

22:56

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Chapter 20

33:50

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Chapter 21

49:22

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Chapter 22

15:45

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Chapter 23

24:08

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Chapter 24

41:03

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Chapter 25

28:30

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Chapter 26

25:45

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Chapter 27

1:01:57

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Chapter 28

43:10

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Chapter 29

27:33

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Chapter 30

23:17

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Chapter 31

19:36

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Chapter 32

27:30

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Chapter 33

28:44

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Chapter 34

53:49

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Chapter 35

26:34

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Chapter 36

22:18

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Chapter 37

46:19

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Chapter 38

11:12

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Bewertungen

Tres Bon!

(5 Sterne)

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.

good but...

(4 Sterne)

I loved it however, I seem to be the only person in THE WORLD who does not like the ending of the story. It is fairytales and I feel that the ending ruined it for me. I would have preferred to have Jane stay at ---------------------- 's house (after the interrupted ------------- where she rides off in a carriage and almost -------), refuse St. John's --------------- and continue in peace for the rest of her life, being a schoolteacher and never seeing ------------ (you know who) again. Just to explain why all the ------- are there: I didn't want to spoil the main plot and biggest plot twists of the story so I left it like this ------- there is no number of letters=number of dashes stuff it's just a blank you'll have to fill in once you read. And, for now, while LibriVox is glitching and cutting off reviews I am going to add a "filler" so that you all can read my review. Djinvfhdwtghk. Jyarbvkul. Fivuregvji. Dubiogej. Kfeihdihkihg. Don't jswidthghhkbjb. I hope that was enough!

Fantastic

(5 Sterne)

Jane Eyre is my favourite novel and I am British and a massive Bronte fan, so I would be highly critical of a sub standard version of this audio book. However, Ms Klett gave a fantastic performance. Her British accent is very authentic and her pace was perfect. Her understanding of all of the subtleties of the book shines through in the way it is presented so I cannot decide whether Miss Klett is an actress or a scholar of English Literature in her day job. She could be either...and it's interesting to speculate. The old slight inaccuracy was that her rustic South Yorkshire accent (Hannah) is decidedly very Irish - which was amusing but well done all the same. In conclusion Bravo Miss Klett and long may you volunteer. I have started to listen to Pride and Prejudice recently largely be

Good read

(4,5 Sterne)

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.

Good book but why the fake accent?

(3 Sterne)

I would like to preface this with point that I thought the quality of the recording and the consistency as very good and like the story already. For some reason, however, the reader has taken it upon herself to do the entire reading in a weird fake British accent. As a British person it's very off putting to listen to, so much that I had to stop barely a quarter through listening and I would have much preferred hearing the entire recording in the readers true voice which from being able to hear it in the various chapter intros ect is much nicer to listen to then the adopted one.

Good Version and Thought Provoking Story

(4 Sterne)

Ms. Klett performs wonderfully again; every reading from her has had me entranced in a way a physical book will never have. I have always understood older books better in audio; Jane Eyre is no exception. The characters and their relationships are believably human, the plot is more dramatic because of the gothic genre, and the tone seems rather subdued compared to Austen and Dickens (etc). All together these varying literary aspects make the story unique and unlike others in its era. Only 4 stars because I felt the themes were weak. Themes are harder to convey in a narrative but Bronte could have done a better job weaving them in.

Exceptionally well read an beautifully written!

(5 Sterne)

I can't recommend this reader enough. She breathes life into Jane and all the other characters. The best reader I've heard on LibriVox. Many kudos to her. Jane Eyre is written vividly and unexpectedly draws the reader in as though we are living in her world. The story sweeps us away on a train of beautiful prose. A desperate loneliness shines through the descriptions of Jane's life. All the makings of a formulaic romance are present in this novel. It begs to wonder if Emily Bronte set the standard for a classic romance here. Much recommended for anyone.

Great narrator who IS Jane Eyre

(5 Sterne)

I tried to read a "Jane Eyre" novel few times but somehow couldn't get through first few pages. When I found it here on the LibriVox I decided to give it a final chance. I was caught in the story from the very beginning and that's thanks to excellent reading. That and first person narration of the story makes you feel like you actually listen to real memories told you by young governess Jane. Voice choice is excellent, and all parts of different characters are read distinctly different but without getting it overdone. I fully recommend this version.