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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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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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    Megan Carney 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Of course a classic, but poorly read"
    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite Jane Austen novels, but I almost can't stand to listen to this version. The narrator's voice is annoying, she uses the same voice for all of the characters, and the recording is not edited at all, so you will often hear the narrator reading then re-reading the same passage, as if she thought her mistake would be edited out, but it never was. Very poor quality -- I thought Audible had some standards, but perhaps I'm mistaken in that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-11-16
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    "Broken record"

    The story was great, but I was annoyed by the repeating of sentences and words throughout. Especially in the second volume where one sentence was repeated 3 times. There was also a long pause in the same volume where you actually heard the page turn. Overall it was not edited well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Collins 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Edited"

    It was as if the production team stopped editing after the first volume. You can hear pages turning and the multiple takes by the performer. This was a very strange production.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Anders 04-05-16
    K. Anders 04-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Needs Editing!!!"

    This really needed some editing, the narrator would often repeat lines, at one point she tried a line 3 times then went blah and tried again. At one point the turning of pages was audible, and she would call Mr. Elton Mr. Elliott instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie R. Ernst 03-31-16

    lrkeefer

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    "I guess they don't edit out mistakes?"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did a poor job of changing her performance to denote a change in the speaker. Therefore it was hard to tell who was supposedly speaking. Also, there was no editing. She made multiple mistakes and just kept rereading the section until she got it right including one point where she actually just made strange little noises to clear her throat or something. It was awful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tlcapell 02-01-16
    Tlcapell 02-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Emma"

    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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