This much-loved comedy of manners follows a young woman who seems to have everything but self-awareness. Beautiful, rich, witty, and popular, she thinks just a little too much of herself and her abilities, at least until a series of misadventures prod her toward greater self-discovery. Performer Jill Masters' English-accented voice is soft, refined, and genteel, perfectly suited to the 19th-century setting. In Emma, listeners will enjoy the deft observations, keen insight, and subtle humor for which this deservedly famous author is known.
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I never thought I would like a Jane Austen book but, to keep marital peace, I agreed to get it for our 10 plus hour drive to Virginia. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The book was witty and wonderful and the miles just flew by. We both thought the narrator was excellent as well. We listened to the whole thing - there and back and, as much as it amazes me to say this, I'm looking forward to another Jane Austen book on our next long drive. I'm new to Jane Austin so..I just hope they're all this good. Plus, my wife now thinks I have a "sensitive side." :) Just a little bonus!
From what I've read about the works of Jane Austen, I believed that this was supposed to be her best work. However that didn't come across at all in the recording. The narrator was dull and uninspired through most of the reading, so it was an incredibly boring.
I have listed to Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility already and enjoyed them far more than this.
If other unabridged samples exist, listen to them first before buying this uninspiring reading
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