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Publisher's Summary

Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, adapted by Rachel Joyce.

Orphan Jane learns at an early age that self-control is the surest means of retaining self-respect in adversity. It is a lesson that serves her well in the years ahead as she endures the misery of life with her cruel, uncaring aunt, followed by the harsh regime at Lowood Institution, a charity school for poor children.

After taking the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, she meets the master of the house, the brooding, enigmatic Edward Rochester, and finds herself falling in love with him. It seems as if happiness may finally be within her grasp - but a series of strange events leads her to believe that Rochester is concealing a dark secret. When the truth is revealed, the heartbroken Jane will need all her inner strength and resilience to face up to it....

Dramatised for radio by best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry), this iconic love story stars Amanda Hale as Jane and Tom Burke as Rochester. Suffused with romance, passion, mystery and danger, it is a spellbinding tale that is as real and relevant today as when it was first published in 1847.

Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Wonderfully cast & performed

I thoroughly enjoyed this dramatisation (I’ve listened to it twice in the space of one week).
I thought the casting of Amanda and Tom as Jane & Edward was a great choice - they both brought the characters to life for me.

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Jane Eyre

Great dramatisation
Wonderful performance.
I guess it's because such a long novel was condensed into only 2 and a bit hours, I missed the details in the book.
I would have liked a longer dramatisation, but it was still a great introduction to the story.

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  • Sophie
  • 17-07-2016

Great performance but very quick

Jane Eyre is one of my favorites but I completely appreciate the need to abridge it for a full cast performance. That being said I think too much was taken out, giving it an incredibly rushed feel.

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  • Allie
  • 10-06-2016

love it every time i listen! tom burke is perfect.

love it! tom burke is the perfect mr. rochester. this will always be my favorite.

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  • Kelley
  • 11-10-2018

Best version of Jane Eyre I have ever heard

I have not yet written any reviews on Audible, but I simply had to for this version of Jane Eyre. I have read the book (a few times) and I’ve seen a few of the film adaptations, however this version of the story absolutely transported me. It was breathtaking in parts - the acting was so beautifully done, that you don’t feel any lack of something to watch. I would recommend this to anyone, whether they already love the story or have never read or seen it before.

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  • BonSue
  • 01-06-2016

Classic well performed

One of my favorite classics performed by talented actors with great sound effects. Acting the story out required abridging some content, but the emotional telling made up for that. Good job!

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  • Natalya
  • 05-05-2016

Wonderful Jane Eyre Dramatization

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would because it does a great job of putting the listener in the gloomy setting. It's also very well acted out by the whole cast - especially Amanda Hale and Tom Burke who are compelling together as Jane and Rochester.

What other book might you compare Jane Eyre to and why?

Since this was a dramatized version of Jane Eyre I would recommend BBC Radio's complete dramatization of Jane Austen. For a full unabridged version of Jane Eyre I highly recommend the one read by always excellent Juliet Stevenson.

What about Amanda Hale and Tom Burke ’s performance did you like?

Amanda Hale and Tom Burke have excellent chemistry as Jane and Rochester. Amanda Hale successfully portrays the controlled passion of Jane while Tom Burke is a smoldering Rochester.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not any extreme reaction. I was very happy to have a great dramatization that captures all the moodiness and internal struggles of one of my favorite novels.

Any additional comments?

A few odd bits of Jane narrating the action while it's happening that sounded a bit chaotic. Doesn't distract from the overall performance. All the supporting cast were excellent and the build up to the key scenes were well done.

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  • Ang
  • 20-11-2020

So Good

It’s Like listening to a movie. The actors were great and I love this story.

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  • Lillian Hope Dowdey
  • 03-10-2020

Good adaption ,- excellent voices

Classic love story re-told for modern readers. They got rid of the boring parts, thank goodness!

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  • Vishal Sharma
  • 28-03-2020

Wonderful!Exquisite!!

Loved the eerie soundtrack that suited so well with the story and setting.Loved,loved,loved Rochester-though there were no dialogues from Adele(I suppose that was due to the French).But I wholly devoured this version of mostly Jane and Rochester conversing!Loved it.Very romantic rendition as well!

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  • Jon Jackson
  • 22-01-2020

Captures the spirit of the original text

"Jane Eyre" has always been the story of a woman whose heart is in conflict with the austerity of her society and station. This production beautifully illustrates both Jane's passionate nature and her iron-willed determination to do the right thing. I can't think of a single weak link in any of the performances.

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  • Regina Sharp
  • 30-07-2019

TV for the Ears!

Beautifully written... There are so many heartfelt lines in this story, I just fell in Love myself! This is kind of story that lingers with you. I thought about the characters for several days after. It stirs up a lot of emotions, all the feels!

A MUST Listen!

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