In rural 1800s England, things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest novel. The book has been adapted countless times to stage, film, and television.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
I love Jane Austen and have listened to others that were very good. Jane Leclercq is ok, definitely not my favorite.
There are so very many mistakes here it ruined the listening experience. The amount of line re-readings alone makes this a terrible performance. It is not the narrators fault these weren't edited out, but I wish I would have purchased a more expensive version so I could have actually enjoyed it.
The narrator uses exactly the same voice for every character. Even though I have read this book many times, it made it difficult to follow.
Better reader, actually editing it. There were many, many repeated lines and the reading was so rushed that it made me anxious while I listened, not just through parts but the whole book.
The story was typical Jane Austen, who's other books I have thoroughly enjoyed. I don't think it was the story but the presentation. I'm going to look for another recording.
Definitely not. I have written down her name so that I don't make that mistake again. I am usually a very easy person to please but listening to this book was so painful that I want to warn others.
This is an excellent audible reading of Emma, however in some instances it wasn't edited and the same phrase is repeated several times. The narrator is easy to listen to and I enjoyed this book.
I always love Jane Austen's writings. Furthermore I really enjoy a story read out loud by a good storyteller.
This recording has, in Jane Austen's words, very little to recommend itself. There are several overlaps of words and sentences which really interrupts the flow of the story. The most irksome part of the recording is the pitch of the readers voice. Well she does excellent most of the time at correct inflection of the character, the rise and fall are too drastic making the low part difficult to hear when you have the volume set for the words with emphasis. On the other hand to accommodate the high tones you have to keep the volume turned down so it doesn't blast your ears.
Narrator was terrible. No pauses between commas or end of sentences.
I had to spend more to get a better narrator
Evidently the narrator thought she could just start over when she messed up a sentence. I love this book but after 15 minutes and 3 restarts of sentences i couldn't take it any more. i don't care if it cost 2 cents......it is overpriced!
Story was amazing as usal from Jane Austen the issue was with the recording. Several times lines were repeated and once it was as if they were turning pages and in sound booth, you could hear it all. Very odd.
Not much variety in the character's voices so sometimes it was hard to tell which character was speaking.
The narration is poor, unedited, and unskilled. There is no attempt to distinguish characters, no understanding of pacing, pause or breath to help the listener follow rapid conversations. I have never given up on an audio book before but this one was so bad I couldn't stand to finish it.
If the editing job was even marginally passible, this would have been an excellent read. Instead, I was lost in repeated phrases, stumbling, missed lines, pages turning audibly, and long pauses. It's like the editor chose small part of the book to work on, and ignored the rest.
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