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Jane Eyre: An Autobiography (version 4)

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In this compelling and enduring classic, Charlotte Brontë introduces readers to the indomitable Jane Eyre, a young woman who defies the constraints of her time to forge her own path in life. From her humble beginnings as an orphan in a cruel household to her eventual triumph as an independent and strong-willed woman, Jane's journey is a captivating exploration of love, self-discovery, and the pursuit of happiness.

Brontë's vivid and emotive prose brings to life a cast of memorable characters, from the enigmatic Mr. Rochester to the kind-hearted Helen Burns. The novel's exploration of themes such as social class, gender roles, and morality is as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1847.

At its heart, "Jane Eyre" is a timeless story of resilience, courage, and the enduring power of love. Brontë's portrayal of Jane as a complex and multifaceted heroine challenges traditional notions of femininity and provides a compelling narrative that continues to captivate readers of all ages. With its powerful message of empowerment and self-determination, "Jane Eyre" remains a must-read for anyone seeking a stirring tale of personal growth and triumph in the face of adversity.

Book Description:
Jane Eyre is an extraordinary orphan girl who is treated horribly by her aunt Mrs. Reed and her children. She is sent away to a girl’s boarding school called Lowood. She studies there for a total of six years and graduates to teach at the same school for two years. After two years of teaching, she leaves Lowood to go looking for another job, at 19. She meets Mrs. Fairfax who decides to give her the job as a governess at Thornfield Hall. She eventually falls in love with Mr. Rochester, the master of Thornfield. She is happy being a governess to Adele and being in love with Mr. Rochester. Mr. Rochester then decides to propose to her: However, Mr. Rochester has a deep dark secret; one that stops the marriage and restricts them from being together forever. She runs away and lives a new life with a new family, St. John and his two sisters. St. John finds out that Jane Eyre is a beneficiary of her uncle’s wealth and insists that she marry him. She refuses because she does not love him and runs away. She goes back to Thornfield only to find that Mr. Rochester’s circumstances have changed for the worse. Summary -

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 133 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 12, 2021
Subject: Jane Eyre
So good! I didn't want it to end!!!!
Reviewer: - February 17, 2021
Subject: Fantastic reader!
The narration is amazing.
Reviewer: - December 21, 2020
Subject: Jane Eyre
Magnificent book! Excellent reader! Jane Eyre has always been my all-time favourite novel. I don't know how many times I've read it and I must admit that this recording was brlliant from every aspect. Congratulations to Elizabeth Klett for pulling this through so wonderfully. I highly reccomend it to all.
Reviewer: - December 9, 2020
Subject: Outstanding storytelling
This is a professional quality reading. Wonderful expression and characterisation, with good audio quality. Congratulations to the reader, I shall look up more of their work.
Reviewer: - October 30, 2020
Subject: Wow!
Amazing! Elizabeth's narration of all characters is phenomenal. My best narrator so far. Thanks so much
Reviewer: - June 12, 2020
Subject: Jane Eyre
The reader really makes it easy to visualize what is happening.
Reviewer: - May 30, 2020
..a very simple language and astonishing story. there are rare writers that can impress with simple words!
Reviewer: - May 21, 2020
Subject: This book is amazing
If I could give this book a higher rating I would. This book is told perfectly
Reviewer: - February 23, 2020
Subject: Jane Eyre
such a great book,was captivated by the narration.Totally loved it
Reviewer: - September 29, 2019
Enjoyable Expressions I enjoyed
Reviewer: - September 13, 2019
Subject: Speed
I love this but can we get a speed up version
Reviewer: - September 5, 2019
Amazing book! There' nothing else to say. It's a must read!
Reviewer: - February 19, 2019
Subject: An unmissable read
if you like classics you'll love this a must read and hard to put down unmissable
Reviewer: - January 3, 2019
Subject: Jane Eyre
So good. I’m shocked at the quality considering it’s free. Spot on, Elizabeth Klett. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this.
Reviewer: - October 10, 2018
Subject: Jane Eyre
such a great book,was captivated by the narration.Totally loved it
Reviewer: - August 15, 2018
Subject: Jane Eyre
Top notch reader and a real living book. Amazing work! Listening to it over again.
Reviewer: - August 3, 2018
Subject: Jane Eyre
Very good book. I love the reader, and look forward to finding more books read by Elizabeth Klerk!!
Reviewer: - March 2, 2018
Subject: Jane Eyre
This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read. The story is so sad, and yet so good. It is full of excitement and plot twists. Please, Please read this book if you have not. :)
Reviewer: - February 16, 2018
Simply Brilliant. Elizabeth Klett is a truly amazing narrator. Her narration is extraordinary.
Reviewer: - January 25, 2018
Subject: Excellent
Superb grader and a compelling story! Listening to Elizabeth Klett is a perfect way to devour such a classic on-the-go.
Reviewer: - January 13, 2018
Subject: Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Klett is an extraordinare reader who brings this Classic sublime book to life. Loved it
Reviewer: - January 9, 2018
Subject: Emma
I fell in love again with this wonderful book and its timeless feminist heroine through Ms. Klett’s extraordinary narration. Riveting!
Reviewer: - October 8, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Thank you very much. I really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: - October 8, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Klett is the best narrator. Thank you very much. I really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: - August 6, 2017
Subject: Jane Eye
Read a little faster. Your too slow
Reviewer: - July 25, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Wonderful book, writer, reader, voices, characters, and language. AMAZING! Thank you so much Elizabeth Klett, I hope you never stop reading books out loud, you are the best read a louder I have ever heard.
Reviewer: - July 23, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Wonderful book, though very long, and can I just say that the reader is AMAZING
Reviewer: - July 23, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
A good book, but very long. I kept forgetting about it and having to remind myself to read it. Wonderful reader, though. She is definitely my favourite loyal book reader. Also, book is amazing though long!
Reviewer: - June 16, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Klett is a truly amazing narrator, and I really love her voice.
Reviewer: - June 3, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and it's narration. It made my usual long, boring, daily commute to work much more tolerable and on occasions not long enough. I wiill search for other titles in the same genre which I find daunting to read but will enjoy being read to.
Reviewer: - May 2, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Delightful! I have listened to it many times. The narration is extroidany. You will not be sorry to spend your time with this book.
Reviewer: - April 6, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
The book in my hands and Elizabeth in my ears I could highly appreciate this wonderful novel. Congratulations!
Reviewer: - April 5, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre English
great job Elizabeth klett such a wonderful book
Reviewer: - April 5, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
This book was to long but enjoyed it when Elizibeth Klett was reading it
Reviewer: - April 5, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre English
Such a great book but reader needs some more practise
Reviewer: - April 1, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Beautifuly done. I have listened to this many times. Love it.
Reviewer: - March 11, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Wow Elizabeth Klett you read my favorite story beautifully. Thank you !
Reviewer: - February 12, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is my favorite novel, and Elizabeth Klett has done a phenomenal job bringing it to life!
Reviewer: - February 9, 2017
Subject: Jane Eyre, excellent
Elizabeth Klett makes this version. Fantastic job and thoroughly enjoyed!
Reviewer: - December 4, 2016
Subject: Jane Eyre
Wonderfully well read by narrator Elizabeth Klett! Great story, I've always loved Jane.
Reviewer: - November 28, 2016
Subject: School Assignment
I had to read this book for an assignment and could barely get to chapter 7. (its just not my type of book.) but this reader made it sound so much more interesting and i was able to listen to it while working on other tasks. Beyond happy i found this site and reader.
Reviewer: - November 12, 2016
Subject: Jane Eyre
OMG this book is giving me life!:)
Reviewer: - November 5, 2016
Subject: Jane eyre
What a wonderful work done by Elizabeth klett
Reviewer: - September 19, 2016
Subject: Everdiline
You gave the book life. I read the book before, but while reading along with you Elizabeth, the story took on a whole new meaning and dimension.Thank You.
Reviewer: - July 29, 2016
Subject: Great!
Loved the story - Great Narration
Reviewer: - July 25, 2016
Subject: Error
In chapter 15 there in an error in which she reads: "I must pay a visit to the second story" said by mr rochester, it should read "third story"
Reviewer: - July 15, 2016
Subject: Jane eyre
This is a really long book. Several times I stopped the book to read another book because there are times when I tends to drag and gets a bit gloomy. It does however have to twist and turns to it and it is a a beautifully written book.
Reviewer: - July 10, 2016
Subject: Awesome
Just want to thank you for your contributions and make all these extraordinary novels alive and easily accessible to us in your melodious voice. Thankyou Elizabeth.
Reviewer: - July 3, 2016
my computer played it well
Reviewer: - June 30, 2016
Subject: narrator
I think I love all the books that Elizabeth read!!
Reviewer: - June 25, 2016
Fantastic reader Thanks
Reviewer: - June 23, 2016
Subject: jane eyre
i really like the author books and Actually there is a movie about this novel
Reviewer: - May 24, 2016
none of the books are playing
Reviewer: - May 22, 2016
Subject: Wow
Brilliant narration that really brought the story to life. And what a story! Thank you Ms Klett
Reviewer: - April 14, 2016
Subject: Jane Eyre Elizabth Klett
Bravo!!!!!! I applaude you Elizabeth and thank you most sincerely for your great work, you made Jane Eyre a delight and a gift. Every good wish and continued success.
Reviewer: - March 15, 2016
Subject: Wonderful.
I've finally gotten around to reading this classic and am so happy I did. The narrator is really what did it for me. She breathed life into the characters.
Reviewer: - February 24, 2016
Subject: Fantastic!
To be honest, I got very behind on my class assignments, and used this to catch up. This was probably the best decision I made. I was able to finish the novel in only a few days and very much enjoyed it.
Reviewer: - January 17, 2016
Subject: Jane Eyre
A wonderful story brought to life by the fantastic narrator. A gentle and emotive Jane with her commanding but not aggressive Mr Rochester was a delight to listen to. Excellent English accent too (I'm English myself), I shall be looking for more titles read by the reader of this version.
Reviewer: - December 13, 2015
This reader is INCREDIBLE. Thank you for bringing this story to life!!!
Reviewer: - December 1, 2015
Subject: Fantastic
Marvelous story, impeccable narration really brings it to life
Reviewer: - October 13, 2015
I have a hard time getting into the classics but the way that Elizabeth reads this just as she read Pride and Prejudice I just could not stop listening/reading. Absolutely wonderful!
Reviewer: - September 22, 2015
Subject: Thoroughly enjoyable
Love this story and the narration was EXCELLENT!
Reviewer: - September 22, 2015
Subject: love
great story with great narration!
Reviewer: - August 14, 2015
Subject: Wonderful
Fantastic story, no wonder it's a classic. The narration was exquisite, thank you!
Reviewer: - July 19, 2015
Subject: Wow
this books is very well written with a great voice in the background
Reviewer: - June 26, 2015
Subject: Great Book! Great Narrator!!
This is a great piece of literature that is brought to life by Elizabeth Klett. She makes Jane Eyre come to life. Great Work Elizabeth!!!
Reviewer: - June 25, 2015
Subject: Elizabeth Klett
Elizabeth is the best reader I have ever heard. She IS Jane Eyre and makes this novel LIVE and BREATHE.....great work Elizabeth!!!!
Reviewer: - April 2, 2015
One of the books I have heard yet. Amazing book and more than amazing narration.
Reviewer: - March 24, 2015
Subject: great book!
the book is fascinating and I loved the narrator's voice!
Reviewer: - March 13, 2015
Subject: Review
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, beautifully read by Elizabeth Klett.
Reviewer: - January 16, 2015
Subject: Good
Not my favorite kind of book, but all in all it was good.
Reviewer: - January 10, 2015
Excellent narration! Thank you.
Reviewer: - November 18, 2014
Subject: Elizabeth Klett
Every time I read Jane Eyre on my own. I now hear Elizabeths voice.
Reviewer: - November 14, 2014
Beatiful from start to end, and the bbc series also beautiful :) I recommend it
Reviewer: - October 28, 2014
This was a fantastic book, and bought to life by ELIZABETH KLETT.
Reviewer: - October 28, 2014
Subject: janeeyre
I was searching for a good audio book and this was great. Thank you so much. Keep doing the good work.
Reviewer: - September 23, 2014
great reader, as well as a good story behind it
Reviewer: - September 17, 2014
Wonderful from start to finish. Eliz. Klett read it so well that I lost myself in this wonderful story. Thank you.
Reviewer: - September 4, 2014
Subject: Brilliant
I tried reading the book before but found the language hard to understand and gave up. I got through this audio version in just a few weeks! Elizabeth did a great job in bringing the characters to life. Thank you!
Reviewer: - September 4, 2014
Subject: love to Elizabeth Klett
Dear Elizabeth Klett...thou art my Jane Eyre.....keep up the good work!
Reviewer: - August 30, 2014
Subject: Fantastic - reader excellent
This was beautifully read. I loved hearing this book. Thank you very much
Reviewer: - August 27, 2014
Subject: Delightful!
This audiobook version of Jane Eyre was such a delight to listen to listen to. Elizabeth Klett did an amazing job!
Reviewer: - August 16, 2014
Listening to this beautiful reading was even better than reading it myself! Highly recommended!
Reviewer: - May 1, 2014
Subject: Awesome!
An exceptional book, very well read!
Reviewer: - April 20, 2014
Could not have been better read or brought to life. Beautifully done!
Reviewer: - March 23, 2014
Subject: Thank you
Thank you Elizabeth Klett, thank you for making my life so much easier by reading this book.
Reviewer: - March 5, 2014
Subject: Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Klett is amazing, professional-quality. She also narrates Pride and Prejudice if anyone else was interested in other books she has narrated.
Reviewer: - February 26, 2014
Subject: Wonderful!
This was terrific. She changed her voice slightly with each character. I was truly drawn in by her reading. A true pleasure.
Reviewer: - February 23, 2014
Subject: Great.
The most passionate and easy to read and understand book i ve read so far.
Reviewer: - January 31, 2014
Subject: A simple masterpiece
Beautiful book, my all time favorite and an amazing reader!
Reviewer: - January 5, 2014
Subject: Brilliantly read
I was put right into the story with the varying personalities, pictures, and emotions. Very well read. Of course a classic book as well.
Reviewer: - December 11, 2013
Subject: Absolutely brilliant
This is the best reading I have heard of any book. Absolutely amazing. I could very well feel every character.
Reviewer: - November 26, 2013
Subject: Great
That's great. The book is excellent read with charm.
Reviewer: - November 1, 2013
The reading is really terrific. Thank you very much.
Reviewer: - November 1, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
Great book, wonderfully read, beautiful voice.
Reviewer: - October 26, 2013
Subject: This is great!
I love your voice! And the way you change it subtly. Thank you for this. I really love it.
Reviewer: - October 17, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
The book is very well read with no blunders or mispronunciations. Well done and so enjoyable to hear!
Reviewer: - October 7, 2013
This is a fantastic reading of Jane Eyre. Eliabeth Klett's does an amazing job. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thank-you
Reviewer: - October 5, 2013
Eloquently spoken and wonderfully executed.
Reviewer: - September 16, 2013
Wonderful reading, Elizabeth's voice brings the character of Jane to life, I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter.
Reviewer: - September 4, 2013
Subject: Fantastic
Elizabeth Klett's reading is amazing- the voices she uses are distinct, but not contrived or awkward. Her reading made me absorbed in Jane Eyre, and love the book even more. Great work!
Reviewer: - August 23, 2013
The book is read way, way too fast, in my opinion.
Reviewer: - August 17, 2013
Beautifully read! I loved it!
Reviewer: - July 23, 2013
Subject: Review
Well read, an enjoyable story.
Reviewer: - July 8, 2013
Subject: Spellbound
Elizabeth Klett's wonderful reading of Jane Eyre has made me become spellbound. Perfect!
Reviewer: - July 7, 2013
Amazing!! Awesome recording. I wish I could read as naturally as Elizabeth Klett. I am a big fan from Brazil!!
Reviewer: - June 30, 2013
Beautiful, just beautiful production of this book.
Reviewer: - June 21, 2013
Subject: Terrific!
Having missed this book in schooling I decide I should at least listen to this book. Elizabeth's accents, vocal inflections and French acumen for Adele's character brought the story to light. Wonderful recording.
Reviewer: - June 10, 2013
Subject: Wonderful, thank you
I have to read the book for a class I'm taking and found this website quite by accident. This is an excellent reading to Jane Eyre.
Reviewer: - May 29, 2013
Love her voice!!
Reviewer: - May 12, 2013
Subject: Beautiful recording
A little too fast for me, but that is being picky. I have never read the book and Elizabeth Klett immersed me in Jane's life. Her character voices were perfect.
Reviewer: - April 9, 2013
Subject: Brings the book to life
Listened enraptured to the first three chapters. Can't wait to hear some more.
Reviewer: - April 7, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
I love the way the story is read, so clear and soft, please don't change the reader.
Reviewer: - March 27, 2013
Subject: Wonderful narration!
I was so impressed with the narration of Elizabeth Klett. She brings every character to life and makes what could have been a dense read easy to understand and fun to listen along to. Thank you, Elizabeth!
Reviewer: - March 20, 2013
This is an excellent reading of Jane Eyre. Once I started, I found excuses to do household chores while listening.
Reviewer: - March 13, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
Thanks Elizabeth for this beautiful reading of Jane Eyre. Your voice is very sweet and perfect for Jane. At the beginning I was a little surprised by the tone for Rochester's speaking , I felt it was too pompous. But I must acknowledge you did very well the different tones and voices of the characters. I wanted very much to hear the novel in English. I am French and I can tell you the sentences in French (from Adèle and others) are very well enunciated, with a good accent.
Reviewer: - March 13, 2013
Subject: Go Lizzy!
I'll listen to anything Elizabeth Klett narrates. Love her.
Reviewer: - March 10, 2013
Subject: Audio
Elizabeth Clet has a BEAUTIFUL voice, great job
Reviewer: - March 8, 2013
Subject: ...
Splendid! Such a lovely voice! And such a fantastic interpretation of the text, turning it to life with pitch and emotion!
Reviewer: - February 20, 2013
Subject: Audio
OMG! She sounds like an her voice..!
Reviewer: - February 15, 2013
Subject: Book review
The reader of this book is amazing. However this book is very depressing to listen to. I got to chapter 29 and I could not listen to it anymore.
Reviewer: - February 14, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
The reader did an amazing job at bringing this book to life.
Reviewer: - January 25, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
Delightful! I couldn't stop listening! The reader does an excellent job; I would like to find more of her recordings.
Reviewer: - January 15, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
Still my favorite story. Wonderful reader!
Reviewer: - January 7, 2013
Subject: Jane Eyre
I may just read it again now. Lovely story, excellent reader. Thank you.
Reviewer: - December 24, 2012
Subject: AMAZING!!!
This is THE best book I have ever read so far i was completely lost in its charm I hope all books are half this good.
Reviewer: - December 23, 2012
Subject: Jane Eyre
Thank you, very helpful to listen book for learning English. I'm very glad to find this site. 5 stars!
Reviewer: - December 17, 2012
Subject: Jane Eyre
Wow amazing story
Reviewer: - December 14, 2012
Subject: Excellent reader and amazing book
Would love RO be able to see other books read by the same reader.
Reviewer: - December 13, 2012
Subject: Thank you!!!
Wonderful book and great reader!
Reviewer: - November 29, 2012
Subject: Perfect audiobook
I had always had a special love for Jane Eyre ever since i was little. I have seen all the TV adaptations of the novel and was thrilled when i found it in the form of an audiobook here. Jane Eyre is definitely a must read for all the romantic and sensitive souls out there. The reader, Elizabeth Klett was wonderful as always. I enjoyed it a great deal, therefore I recommend it without second thought.
Reviewer: - October 31, 2012
Subject: Wonderful book!
Elizabeth Klett does a fabulous job reading Jane Eyre, she brings this classic novel to life. Her reading voice is very easy to listen to and she perfectly embodies each character from the book with ease and fluidity. My favourite so far from this website.
Reviewer: - October 28, 2012
Subject: Jane Eyre
Magnificent book! Excellent reader! Jane Eyre has always been my all-time favourite novel. I don't know how many times I've read it and I must admit that this recording was brlliant from every aspect. Congratulations to Elizabeth Klett for pulling this through so wonderfully. I highly reccomend it to all.

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