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Emma | [Jane Austen]

Emma

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.
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One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

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    H. CRODDICK Parlin, NJ 08-07-08
    H. CRODDICK Parlin, NJ 08-07-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful listen"

    Juliet Stevenson, by far, does the most delightful narration for Jane Austen novels.Her voice is strong and clear and she creates memorable characters with pitch and accent so that you always know who's speaking. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

    39 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    Teddy Bronx, NY, United States 10-15-11
    Teddy Bronx, NY, United States 10-15-11

    "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - Jojen Reed. #ADanceWithDragons

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    "Why can't all literature be like this?"

    The narration was great but above all else the story was simply as I expect it to be. It is so hard to find really good literature in modern times and that is why we have the classics... Authors like Jane Austen are constantly my 'fall back' plan really when I am looked to be immersed in a story with actual characters, characters that are so imperfect and yet so absolutely perfect in the roles they play.

    Most persons already know the story of Emma, there are enough movies about the book in modern time for many persons to at least have some idea of the story. The novel was rightly named Emma and is easily one of my favorite female characters and, at the time the novel was written, was decades ahead of her time. The dynamics and description of details between the very relationships between the characters in the book by Jane Austen is what sets this novel apart I believe. Truly, just plain majestically written.

    The narrator was good, she did a credible enough job to carry the book off. I will admit that she could have done more, but in all honesty the content itself more than overcompensates for the less than stellar narration.

    All in all.... Stellar book... Beautiful title...

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Reademandweep 03-10-11

    and a penny for your thoughts

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    "Even Emma would approve this marriage"

    To me the most important review for any Jane Austen novel is the reader. Most likely you are familiar with the author. Emma is however, one of Austen's lesser known novels so I'll simply say, if you enjoyed "Sense and Sensibility" or "Pride and Prejudice", you will enjoy Emma.

    I was surprised to see how many audible versions of Emma are available. How to choose? Happily, I spent a bit more and went with this version. Even Emma would approve this marriage of Jane Austen's writing and Juliet Stevenson's narration.

    If you love the beauty of the English language used to it's best advantage (as Jane would say) you don't get better than Jane Austen (Shakespeare is a given) but any reader can do the exquisite writing justice. Juliet Stevenson is such a reader. Her tone reminds me of the great Julie Andrews. Soothing, expressive, imparting emotion with every passage, inhabiting the various characters with subtle differences that make each one distinct. Jane Austen and Emma would both be proud of their story as told by Juliet Stevenson.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Michael APO, AE, USA 03-11-09
    Michael APO, AE, USA 03-11-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent listen"

    Juliette Stevenson does a wonderful job narrating this story. It's one of my favorites!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Chi-Hung Riverside, CA, USA 12-04-09
    Chi-Hung Riverside, CA, USA 12-04-09
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    "A truly charming performance"

    I have had pleasant experience with Nexos Production since 1994, and this rendition of Austen's Emma is as charming and spirited as I could have hoped, the narrator was fantastic in her alteration of voice denoting different characters, absolutely recommended for K-12 and English undergrad.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J. Hasley 04-16-10
    J. Hasley 04-16-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Emma revisited"

    I always thought I would never like anyone reading Emma, but Flo Gibson. I was wrong. Juliet Stevenson does a wonderful job.
    "Badly done Emma." Well done Juliet!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "unknown" Royal Oak, MI, United States 08-10-12
    "unknown" Royal Oak, MI, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Female, love a good mystery, Victorian English literature and love to laugh (Dickens, Austen, Trollepe, Wodehouse, Gaskell, Elliot

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    "Who can resist Jane Austen's"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Most Definitely. i've read this book several times, seen the movie and have now listened to it narrated most beautifully by Juliette Stephenson. It never gets old, never fails to delight.


    What other book might you compare Emma to and why?

    Anything written by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, or Anthony Trollope


    What does Juliet Stevenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotion and personality of each character, male and female. She is a top-notch narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It is all good.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-20-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-20-12

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "Excellent in Every Way"

    Some people don't much like the main character in "Emma". I disagree, because Emma Woodhouse, although she initially has an inflated view of her own intelligence and position in the world, really learns something during the course of the novel. Handled with humor and understanding, the story brings self-knowledge and a measure of humility to Emma. She is one of Austen's most well-rounded characters.
    Other characters in Emma are among Austen's very best. And they are presented with enthusiasm and distinction by Juliet Stevenson.
    Although there are less expensive versions than this one, Stevenson is truly worth the extra. If you have credits, then it's a bargain at just one. Jenny Agutter is also a very good reader. Just make sure you go for an unabridged recording! Jane Austen's main appeal is in her wonderful use of language -- don't miss any of it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 08-31-09
    Karen 08-31-09
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    "Couldn't be better"

    I became interested in the classics after listening to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so I decided to listen to another Austen and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it so much. Juliet Stevenson is a wonderful narrator and brings each character to life.

    If you think you might want to give classic literature a try, I recommend this one. It's funny and extremely well-read.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 08-19-10
    Michelle Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 08-19-10
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    "Best book of all time"

    This is one of the best books in English literature. Complex, well-developed characters, especially the heroine.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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