By Isabella Biedenharn
April 14, 2016 at 04:44 PM EDT
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April 21, 2016 is the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, and even though nearly two centuries is a pretty long time to stay relevant, her masterpiece Jane Eyre, which follows an orphaned young woman who later becomes a governess, and eventually falls in love with the dark and mysterious Mr. Rochester, still feels as fresh as ever. 

Audible will release a new Jane Eyre audiobook narrated by actress Thandie Newton on April 17, and EW has an exclusive clip of the recording, below. 

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