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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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    Mandi St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 06-19-12
    Mandi St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 06-19-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Lovely as always"

    I actually thought that it was Gwyneth Paltrow doing the reading. Very nicely read and a timeless story. Definitely worth adding to your audio library.

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    Mike Auckland, New Zealand 06-16-12
    Mike Auckland, New Zealand 06-16-12
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    "Masterful reading, classic writing"

    Juliet Stevenson's reading is amazing! And Jane Austen's use of language is perfect. So much more than the movie versions of course, getting right into the thoughts and psychology of the characters. Very pleasant to listen to through every chapter.

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    Cynthia Silver Spring, MD, United States 03-06-12
    Cynthia Silver Spring, MD, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent!!"
    What did you love best about Emma?

    I love all the Jane Austen books, and have read them all more than once. Never listened to an audio version before and decided to start with


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The relationship and conversations between Emma and Mr. Knightley are my favorite parts of the story.


    Which character – as performed by Juliet Stevenson – was your favorite?

    Juliet Stevenson did a fabulous job with the narration!! Her interpretation of the character Miss Bates was spot on. All the characters were easily distinguishable and understandable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This audio book was so enjoyable that I have listened to it several times, and will listen to it several more times, I'm sure.


    Any additional comments?

    Very well done and highly recommended!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tori CASHMERE, WA, United States 09-30-11
    Tori CASHMERE, WA, United States 09-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable"

    Even though Emma is not my favorite Austen novel, Juliet Stevenson made it very enjoyable.

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    Lin CORTLAND, NY, United States 08-07-11
    Lin CORTLAND, NY, United States 08-07-11
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    "Charming!"

    The first thing I noticed upon buying this audiobook was that Juliet Stevenson played Mrs. Elton in the 1996 film version of Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam. Naturally, I couldn't wait to hear her read Mrs. Elton's lines, which were hilarious and perfectly done, as were the other characters. Truly brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carly Pittsburgh, PA, United States 04-23-11
    Carly Pittsburgh, PA, United States 04-23-11
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    "Excellent narration"

    Juliet Stevenson does a fantastic job narrating 'Emma'. I didn't like 'Emma' much when I read it myself a couple of years ago, but I think that's because it book features a much different sort of character development compared to most of Jane Austen's other fabulous novels. This second experience, hearing it read, really brought out the fine points of the book, and highlighted the masterful depictions of 'polite' conversation. Really, I can't say enough about the narration - Ms. Stevenson has a very pleasing voice, and she modulated admirably for various characters.

    Though this audiobook is quite pricey, even with Audible.com membership discount, I'm convinced it's worth every penny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawnmichelle West Palm Beach, FL, United States 12-19-10
    Dawnmichelle West Palm Beach, FL, United States 12-19-10

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    "The ramblings of a spoiled girl"

    Great narration by Juliet Stevenson of what she had to work with "The ramblings of a spoiled girl."... however NOT my favorite Jane Austen book.

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    "Torture"

    If you want to listen to 16 hours of snobby ladies gossip, this book is for you.

    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Roswell, GA 11-22-09
    Kathy Roswell, GA 11-22-09 Member Since 2009
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    "not my favortie Jane Austen book"

    Emma is a fun book, but lacks the depth of the other Jane Austen books.

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    Phyllis United States 01-16-10
    Phyllis United States 01-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Oh the tedium..."

    If I had been reading the hard copy of this book it would have long been back on the shelf collecting well deserved dust. Excellent narration was the only reason I finished listening to this tedious tale. Had I lived during this period of English history, I would have preferred the life of the "less connected" for it sounds like the gentility should have succumbed to early deaths due to boredom or writers cramp from the extensive correspondence that seemed to be the center of their existence. How many pages must the blithering narration of Miss Bates gone on time and time again? Ah, forgive me for this review is beginning to sound much like Miss Austen's prose...endless.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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