Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021 2:01 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new Jane Eyre audiobook released last year:
by Charlotte Brontë
Read by Alison Larkin

“Narrating the story of Jane Eyre showed me that the bravery it takes for an unwanted orphan to forge her own path in life was as great in 1847 as it is today.” (Alison Larkin)
The epic love story of the plain, unwanted orphan with an indomitable spirit who becomes a great romantic heroine despite all odds still resonates with millions of fans all over the world.
In this brilliant, highly accessible recording, award-winning narrator Alison Larkin draws on her own adoption experience to bring Charlotte Brontë’s story to authentic new life.
After being subjected to cruelty in her foster home and at boarding school, Jane becomes a governess in the home of the mysterious, sarcastic and deadly attractive Mr. Rochester who harbors a terrible secret…
Narrator Alison Larkin's mellifluous voice and expressive tone are the perfect accompaniment to this acclaimed bildungsroman about "poor, plain and little" orphaned Jane Eyre and her eternally captivating romance with Edward Rochester. Larkin takes extraordinary care to elicit the full spectrum of emotions at play here while conveying the gothic elements and psychological realism underpinning this classic. Listeners will be riveted by her portrayals of Jane's intelligence, integrity, and forthright manner, and of Rochester's intense and sometimes playful demeanour. Her nuanced characterizations of supporting characters of all ages, genders, and social classes are perceptive and revelatory. Larkin's thoughtful and subtly dramatic performance allows listeners to be fully engaged with the admirably resilient Jane throughout this delightful production. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine

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