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Emma Audiobook

Emma

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Kathryn 12-28-12
    Kathryn 12-28-12
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    "Bad recording, not edited"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jane Leclercq’s performances?

    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.


    What character would you cut from Emma?

    Doesn't apply


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 01-27-13
    Amy 01-27-13
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    "Performance Needs Editing!"
    Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Jane Leclercq?

    I love Jane Austen and have listened to others that were very good. Jane Leclercq is ok, definitely not my favorite.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Emma?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Lenexa, Kansas USA 07-22-15
    Kindle Customer Lenexa, Kansas USA 07-22-15 Member Since 2015

    Kansas Cowgirl

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    "Excellent Audible Version"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tlcapell 02-01-16
    Tlcapell 02-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    There is a lot of skipping and repeating during the reading of the book. There must be a fault in the recording. It was quite annoying and difficult to listen to the narrator.

    I enjoyed the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    April 12-15-15
    April 12-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Least Favorite Jane Austen"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't think so... I don't think I would recommend this book to a friend because there are so many Jane Austin books that are just so much better. I really dislike Emma's character... and I the story is rather frustrating. I also found the ending a little disappointing...


    Would you recommend Emma to your friends? Why or why not?

    See above.


    Was Emma worth the listening time?

    I suppose... in my goal to listen to/read all of Jane Austin's work...


    Any additional comments?

    *Spoilers* I really just didn't like the attitude of Emma. She contradicts herself constantly about rank. I hate her interactions with Harriett especially how she prevents her from accepting Mr. Martin because he's not "good enough" for her and then in the end deciding Harriett isn't good enough to be her own friend because of her status by birth... I also disliked how it seemed as though she ends the story right were she began...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jh ne pa 03-31-15
    jh ne pa 03-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Happy story"

    There were a number of reader and/or recording repeats throughout the story. Otherwise this story was enjoyable and good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Eicher 03-25-15
    R. Eicher 03-25-15

    Kevin Eicher

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    "Story good, recording not so much."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regina Mc Auley 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Could not continue listening-"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator was terrible. No pauses between commas or end of sentences.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to spend more to get a better narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Read Everything St. Paul, MN 11-14-14
    Read Everything St. Paul, MN 11-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst narrator ever!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Seguin, TX, United States 09-02-14
    Stephanie Seguin, TX, United States 09-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "issues with recording"
    What disappointed you about Emma?

    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.


    What didn’t you like about Jane Leclercq’s performance?

    Not much variety in the character's voices so sometimes it was hard to tell which character was speaking.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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