. Well worth the 19+ hour listen. I cannot endure it—let me be punished some other way! Themes are harder to convey in a narrative but Bronte could have done a better job weaving them in. I will be thinking about this story for a long time to come. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety. Lloyd, an apothecary, sometimes called in by Mrs. Lloyd, as he got up.
I read Jane Eyre as a teenager and found the story painfully romantic even though extremely tedious. That and first person narration of the story makes you feel like you actually listen to real memories told you by young governess Jane. I have loved listening to this book and getting to know the characters again through Ms. I cannot tell what sentiment haunted the quite solitary churchyard, with its inscribed headstone; its gate, its two trees, its low horizon, girdled by a broken wall, and its newly-risen crescent, attesting the hour of eventide. She understands the characters, and plays them amazingly. I was a discord in Gateshead Hall: I was like nobody there; I had nothing in harmony with Mrs. For Jane, each picture in Bewick's tale offers a story that sparks her keen imagination.
At least we never had to eat burned porridge. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the writing, creativity and the obvious intelligence of the author. The world may not like to see these ideas dissevered, for it has been accustomed to blend them; finding it convenient to make external show pass for sterling worth—to let white-washed walls vouch for clean shrines. Synopsis is a coming of age fiction novel written by. Habitually obedient to John, I came up to his chair: he spent some three minutes in thrusting out his tongue at me as far as he could without damaging the roots: I knew he would soon strike, and while dreading the blow, I mused on the disgusting and ugly appearance of him who would presently deal it. For some reason, however, the reader has taken it upon herself to do the entire reading in a weird fake British accent. Because I love Wuthering Heights so much, I never read Jane Eyre.
Rochester arrives at last, accompanied by a party of elegant and aristocratic guests. He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually: every nerve I had feared him, and every morsel of flesh in my bones shrank when he came near. Aid was near him: Eliza and Georgiana had run for Mrs. Yet in what darkness, what dense ignorance, was the mental battle fought! Then he throws the book at her hard enough to knock her down, and she cuts her head on the door. Nineteen hours go by quickly if you're utterly absorbed by a fantastic story with a character who has such a brilliant character arc.
Nothing is black and white, which keeps you guessing until the end. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Jane is cautiously excited at the possibility of leaving Gateshead. To begin with she has a lovely voice but, beyond that, her ability to lift the text from the page and bring it wholly to life is incomparable. Chapters 17—21 Summary: Chapter 17 Rochester has been gone for a week, and Jane is dismayed to learn that he may choose to depart for continental Europe without returning to Thornfield—according to Mrs. I really enjoyed it and would read it again, or at least watch the movie. Its well paced and with good detail without being flowery and Jane herself is likeable and not overtly emotional as many heroines of her era were.
All together these varying literary aspects make the story unique and unlike others in its era. Mason has arrived, he looks troubled. Reed, when there was no company, dined early the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question. This coming age fiction novel narrates the story of Jane Eyre, who became orphan during her childhood finds the shelter with her uncle. Was brilliant 5 of 5 people found this review helpful Beautifully Read By Thandie Newton What made the experience of listening to Jane Eyre the most enjoyable? Her enunciation is superb, and the flow of her narrative is very pleasing to the ear. Lloyd, and from the above reported conference between Bessie and Abbot, I gathered enough of hope to suffice as a motive for wishing to get well: a change seemed near,—I desired and waited it in silence. What, you are a baby after all! Never a big fan I liked her in films and respected her work.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? He tells her that he can use her help and asks whether she is afraid of blood. Her voice envelopes the high morality of Victorian England, the expressions of love, sacrifice, pain, confusion, desperation — and transports these into the realm of prose-music. She gave this book the timelessness it deserves! Let me go into the nursery! The gypsy woman seems to know a great deal about Jane and tells her that she is very close to happiness. At once I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation while riding an emotional roller coaster to the end of the line with her Jane. I saw a light, and I thought a ghost would come. This is classical romance at its best.
Reed, and the nursemaid Bessie, like the little tattletales they are. Reed's husband Jane's uncle had died. Abbot, too, was sewing in another room, and Bessie, as she moved hither and thither, putting away toys and arranging drawers, addressed to me every now and then a word of unwonted kindness. I recommend anyone wanting to study this text listen to it first, the full meaning of each scene given on a silver platter that can be further devoured in the actual text. But Jane also says that the book reminds her of the tales that Bessie, one of the Reeds' servants, sometimes tells on winter evenings.