Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 6 hours 28 minutes
Agnes Grey is Anne Brontë's first novel, centering around a rector's daughter working as a governess. Drawing directly from her own experiences, Anne Brontë set out to describe the immense pressures that the governess's life entailed-frustration, isolation, and the insensitive and cruel treatment suffered at the hands of employers and their families.
[May] makes the young protagonist come to life in her nuanced first-person reading; her crisp and educated voice conveying the narrator's energy and persistent optimism, while renderings of Agnes' masters, mistresses, and young charges show them for the uncouth bullies that they actually are, despite their superior airs and flaunted gentility.- Kliatt