I tried really hard guys. I want to be a person who likes Charlotte Brontë or Jane Austen and reads loftier works then the YA fiction and detective thrillers that make up the bulk of my TBR. I figured Bingo will be a great opportunity to force me to get something a little different a shot, so I downloaded Jane Eyre. I was hoping that listening to it on audio book might make it more enjoyable then trying to read the print version (which I have tried and failed to complete before). It was even narrated by Thandie Newton, who has a wonderful voice. But I just cannot get through the writing. I found it dense and difficult to stay focused on the story — while listening to it, I kept zoning out which frustarted the hell out of me. It was very lovely and soothing to listen to, but I doubt that Brontë’s point was to lull me to sleep.
“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!”