If your experience of Austen begins and ends with annual consumption of the BBC Pride and Prejudice mini-series and an I <3 MR.DARCY tote, you are missing out!
Try Emma for good measure. The male lead may not be as allurinhgly moody or fashionably conflicted as old Darcy, but the protagonist herself is as dynamic and more entertaining than Lizzie in my opinion...with humour and wit galore as only the English know how.
Far and away my favourite Austen- for the satellite characters of the Eliots and Bateses as much as the leads themselves.
Accidently purchased trying to scroll my screen up. No option to undo or get a refund. I was scammed beware of this side of Amazon.
There won't be any. I'd rather read than be read to.
Don't know. Refuse to listen to it. See previous question.
Don't know see previous question.
I want my money back! Buyer beware. If you order by accident forget about trying to get money back.
I listened to this recording several times while pregnant with my daughter, Emma.
It was beautiful to share the story with her while she was still in my womb.
I will never forget the afternoons loving Jane's Emma and My Emma.
jane Austen's delicious prose is addictive ! And no one reads it as well as Juliet Stevenson. My only complaint is the slowness of the story, but the dialogue and wit are a delight !
I love this story...I've read it previously, but it was made all the better by the great performance by Juliet Stevenson. She made the story wonderful and amusing by doing all the voices to a tee. A wonderful listen!
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.
I love to read mysteries, histories, biographies, humor, and Jane Austen.
As always, Juliet Stevenson does a superb job. But, for some reason, hearing the book instead of reading it brings out Emma's annoying and controlling personality. Reading it, Emma is charmingly misguided - hearing it, Emma is an unpleasant jerk. This has never been one of my favorite Austen books, but now I don't think I can read or listen to it again.
Loved Jane Eyre so thought this would be a great listen also, wrong. I kept trying to listen to it, but it is the most boring story I have listened to yet.
This was my last Austin book to listen to and I think it was the most disappointing. I love, love, love Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. The character dialogue was long and at times tedious. For the first 3/4 of the book, Emma is not very likable. I realize that was Austin's intent but between that and the long conversations that bordered on boring I do not think I will ever want to re-listen to this book. I found myself zoning out while driving and having to back up the book to find where I stopped listening.
Like most people I have seen the movie. I am generally one of those people who always like the book better. In this case, not so much.
No...out of all of Austin's novels, this is my least favorite.
I have read a couple of her other books and generally like her. This book is no different.