What would have changes with our favorite literacy characters if they would have had the ability to text? Would Scarlett O Hara be texting Ashley furiously about her need that he only have eyes for her? Would she have an acronym…. “FDD” for Fiddle dee dee? Would Daisy Buchanan text and drive? Would Ron be texting Harry about for infuriating Hermione is at the same time he is texting Hermione to see is she wants to go to the Quidditch game with him?
All this and more….
Texts From Jane Eyre has always held a bit of intrigue for me ever since I first heard about it. When this audio version came up for an audio award, I decided to go forward and see if it is as good as I hoped it was.
While Texts From Jane Eyre has it’s funny moments, for the most past many of the short conversations did not feel like texts. Another thing to mention is the books they share in their short snippets are books you are unfamiliar with, the humor to the message is lost in translation. I really wanted to enjoy it more, but unfortunately have to say I was glad it was a short listen.
Now here is when it becomes interesting when talking about the narrators. The narration was brilliant. Zach Villa and Amy Landon play off each other smoothly and I imagine they had a lot of fun doing it. Wonderful job of back and forth and voices… OMG the voices.
I honestly wish I would have liked this one more. I see by looking at online reviews I am for the most part in the minority. I think even though it wasn’t for me, it would make a fun gift for the literary lover you know!
- Listening Length: 2 hours and 22 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: January 21, 201
2 thoughts on “Texts From Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg and Narrated by Zach Villa and Amy Landon”
I agree, a good gift for a book lover or I thought the print edition (what I read) would be a good guest room nightstand book.
What a disappointment. I’d been thinking this sounded like a lot of fun.