Jane Austen's works have claimed a renewed popularity and audience with the release of motion pictures Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Clueless, all based upon Austen's classic novels. Emma was originally published in 1816.
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SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
This isn't a review of Emma so much as it is cautionary: Michael Page is a brilliant narrator, but really. Jane Austen should have a woman delivering the dialogue. He simply can't do the assortment of women characters, and even Emma comes of sounding whiny and more manipulative than her character actually is.
I simply couldn't finish it and have since purchased a different version.
A different reader would have made this book better. I listened to it while driving and was lucky not to have an accident from falling asleep from such a boring reader.
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Jane Austen paints with words, but there is not much action. The narration added a pace to this classic that made it delightful to listen to
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