Audiobook Review: Jane Eyre
A few months ago I announced my To Walk Invisible Reading Challenge. The first book I read, or I should say re-read, was Jane Eyre. I still have my copy that I obtained in high school. It's worn from its well-read status. I love re-reading my favorite books because I seem to discover something new each time. In my latest read, I discovered how much I dislike St. John Rivers. He is so cold toward Jane. And so unwavering in his pursuits that he comes across as an arrogant asshole. And while I prefer Mr. Rochester over St. John, I don't have a lot of love for him either. He's abusive at times toward Jane. I'm glad she left him after she found out about his wife. That makes me love Jane all the more.
I highly recommend re-reading books that you love, but re-reading by listening to them as an audiobook has a different impact altogether. Thandie Newton does an amazing job, and I highly recommend this audiobook.