Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan girl who overcomes a lonely
and miserable childhood to find a position working as a governess
for the mysterious Mr Rochester at grand Thornfield Hall.
But as Jane finally finds happiness, long-buried secrets from
the past threaten to destroy everything...
Adapted by Maggie Pearson from the original novel by Charlotte Bronte.
A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers
to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black
and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
Whether one treasures this classic piece of literature as an old companion or has no acquaintance with it at all, the listener is in for a treat. Reader Bentinck draws us at once into the trials assailing the orphaned and ill-treated 10-year-old Jane. Bentinck's soft voice, flawless rhythms, and cultured British accent are exactly what's needed to guide listeners through this heroine's wild history of tribulations and jubilations. She portrays men, women, and children of different classes quite convincingly, and illuminates a wide range of nuanced emotions as Jane encounters hunger and cruelty as well as tender friendships at school, then a world of anger, fear, defeat, humor, sarcasm, affection, and exaltation as teacher and governess. The remarkable plot, the carefully delineated characters, and Bentinck's acting facility make the journey an intriguing and memorable experience.