I was sincerely delighted by this wonderful adaptation of a favorite book. Juliet Stevenson's animation and vocal talents brought the book to life.
The fantastick narrator Juliet Stevensson!! I was ill in bed for the whole weekend, but I assure you my bedroom was transformed to a theatre and the characters came alive right there!!!
I have not, but be sure I will!
It made me laugh, it made me angry, it made me cry! All thanks to how it came alive by Juliet Stevenson!
I was in the mood for a lighthearted, well written story to enjoy while sitting in my cubicle longing to be outside enjoying the early spring sun. Emma was just the ticket.
My favorite character in the story is the heroine herself, Emma. I enjoyed her progression and growth during the story. She is misguided but lovable due to her warm regard for friends and family.
This was the first novel I have listened to Juliet Stevenson narrate. I was blown away by her talent. She has an excellent range with which she brings so many individual characters to life. Juliet Stevenson was clearly familiar with the story, the characters and the various moods; the story was that much more enjoyable due to her inflection. I could not pick a single favorite.
Well done all around. The narrator does an excellent job with getting all the voices just right, my favorite performance of this classic story.
I'm not usually one for this type of drama, but the story and narration make a fantastic combination. I don't consist myself an emotional person, but I actually got house bumps...
One of the best. The narrator actually gives a performance, doesn't just read changing up the voices. She adds inflection, emotion, and personality into each character. Top notch.
Not knowing who was going to hook up with whom and the fact Emma doesn't actually NEED a man to be self-fulfilled.
too many to choose from.
When Emma is admonished for talking down to Miss Bates by Mr. Knightly and then redeems herself in his eyes. Shows real character development in such a subtle and human way.
I cannot recommend this book or any other by Austin highly enough. She is the pinnacle of English writing in my eyes. Forget that Shakespeare dude.
This was my first -- and probably last -- Jane Austen novel. I forced myself to finish it, although the tedium at times was exhausting. It's a soap opera of another era, with fine language and descriptions -- but really, a bit shallow.
For me, I'm not sure I can find a "most interesting" aspect of this story. It all seemed pretty uninteresting.
I am sure the reader did a fine job with a Jane Austen novel. I found it tedious, like a group of gossiping ladies.
Of course I could, because it was. I felt like I was listening to Gwenyth Paltrow and pictured her in the role, as I believe she played Emma -- and I suspect she made the story more interesting than the book.
Thank heavens I finished it and checked "Jane Austen" off my list of "authors to read."