#PreOrder #Audio – JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre – Coming Soon


by Charlotte Brontë
read by Alison Larkin (sample)

Digital ISBN  9781662107580
Library Digital ISBN  9781662107597

After being subjected to cruelty in her foster home and at boarding school, young Jane becomes a governess in the home of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr. Rochester –  who harbors a terrible secret.

The epic love story of the plain, unloved orphan with an indomitable spirit who becomes “a free woman of independent will” still resonates with millions of fans all over the world. In this long-awaited recording, award-winning narrator Alison Larkin brings Charlotte Brontë’s famous story to authentic new life, drawing on her own adoption experience. As Larkin says, “narrating the story of Jane Eyre resonated for me on every level; an unwanted child forging her own path to adulthood needed as much bravery in 1847 as she does today.”

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was an English novelist and poet who published Jane Eyre under the nom-de-plume of Currer Bell.

Alison Larkin is the bestselling author of The English American, an autobiographical novel about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents in the U.S. Larkin has acted on and off Broadway with the National Theater and Royal Shakespeare companies. She is also the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks including The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll; Fairytales of the Fiercer Sex by the Brothers Grimm, et al; Peter Pan & the Inconsiderate Waiter by J.M. Barrie; The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie and Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, freely adapted by Alison Larkin.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the first book that I have ‘read’ in the Chicago Stars series. I really enjoyed the narrator of the audiobook – good voice inflection and range. Storyline was fun and enjoyable – loved the mix of suspense and romance throughout the story. Enjoyable listen for a long drive, as once you begin listening, you won’t want to stop.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, what happens when a marriage goes down the drain and there is a child involved? One would hope that this book would tell the story of how all marriages that end are treated but you never know nowadays. I appreciated that Russ and Vivian worked together in considering their daughter’s feelings during their split. The aspect of the importance of family is felt throughout the book. The narrator did a great job including voice infliction for the different characters and really brought the story to life.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This review of based on the audio version.

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I really struggled with the narrator of this book. I enjoyed the premise of the story but the narrator really strained me to keep my interest. The reader could relate to the drama of the characters and that nothing seemed too out of touch with reality, which I really look for in a book.

I really wish the audiobook makers would have an announcement when each disc ends so the listener doesn’t re-listen to parts of the book. It is frustrating to the listener as we cannot watch the numbers on the CD drive since we are driving and we listen to the beginning of the CD again until we realize that we already heard that part.

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