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Long overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as one of Charlotte Bronte's finest works. This story of a young teacher at a girl's school in the city of Villette is a particular challenge for the young reader, for it requires maturity of vision, a fine narrative sense - and a command of French! Mandy Weston, a newcomer to Naxos AudioBooks, tells the story magnificently.
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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Caroline
  • 19/12/2008

Excellent reading

This is my favourite audiobook! Of course because of Charlotte Bronte's novel, but the reading of Mandy Weston makes it so much more felt. Lucy Snow's musings, restraints are thouroughly full of sense. Other characters are given their own personality. The chemistry between the personages are sparkling. I am hearing this one over and over again.

10 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nadia
  • 31/08/2011

Wonderfully read

I grew impatient at times, but there are some lovely bits to this book and it really is fantastically well read. Mandy Weston somehow manages to make Lucy Snowe a warmer, fuller character yet without betraying the spirit of the text. I'm not sure about giving the characters French accents when their words are translated, but I suppose it was an easy way to distinguish characters.

8 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • neil
  • 30/11/2017

Did I really just read that?

Beautifully bizarre. Critically correct
A trippy euro novel that says much. Love it. Well ahead of its time

2 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sofie Ottesen
  • 30/09/2016

Completely compelling

My impulse purchase of Vileltte on a £3.99 deal was a stroke of genius. I loved the story of Lucy Snowe - a mature masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte - I can believe it is not more well known. I am utterly taken in and want to start listening to it again. Today!

2 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lee
  • 18/08/2011

Deeply thoughtful, and a touching love story

Psychological character study, religious and philosophical meditation, and above all - a Romance with a touch of the Bronte Gothic, 'Villette' is all this and more. It is the story of Lucy Snowe, a young, orphaned English girl struggling to make her own way in life, who comes to live in the French town of Villette. It is a thoughtful, satisfying novel, with all the strength and beauty of Bronte's poetic language and vision. It is perhaps not as directly accessible as 'Jane Eyre' or even 'Shirley', it feels more mature in style, more thoughtful. It is a wonderful expression of the creative and spiritual mind of Charlotte Bronte, and a touching love story.

4 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon customer
  • 06/06/2019

The perfect narrator

The quality of the novel goes without saying; here it is beautifully enhanced by Mandy Weston 's exquisite timbre and character. I have searched for other material read by her, yet, unfortunately, she seems only to have recorded random new-age guff. What a shame. She would be a natural for Eliot or Austen and I hope she may do more recitals soon.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • h
  • 20/06/2018

Wonderfully poetic character portraits

Don’t be put off by the bits a French in this. They do not detract from the narrative. There is wonderful poetic writing all through this story. The characters are so deeply observed. There are some deliciously creepy bits too. I don’t know why this is not a more famous work.
The narration is utterly superb.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • S.A.M
  • 03/03/2017

Fascinating and Brilliant

I had started this book and was not enamoured or sympathetic to the heroine. I thought her self satisfied and precious. I lost the book and so downloaded this version. Thanks to Mandy Weston's brilliant rendition my sympathies about faced and I loved and empathised with Lucy Snow. Please can we have much much more of Mandy Weston's lovely and tallented voice. She is a very welcome edition to Audible Books. It makes such a difference to a book as to who is reading aloud.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs. O. W. Hawkins
  • 03/01/2017

Unexpected French

I was taken aback by the amount of school girl French I needed to remember but I managed. The book was read very well and I enjoyed the old fashioned English. I was glad I stuck to it and listened to the whole book, very enjoyable and I would recommend to others.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/10/2016

Mandy Weston, the reader!

Mandy Weston, great reader, fantastic voice!!!!
Very beautiful, amazing story! It must be listened! Cecilia

1 person found this helpful