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Emma [Naxos] Audiobook

Emma [Naxos] [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

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    Amazon Customer 06-28-16
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    "Purchased by mistake and can't return it? Scammed!"
    What disappointed you about Emma [Naxos]?

    Accidently purchased trying to scroll my screen up. No option to undo or get a refund. I was scammed beware of this side of Amazon.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    There won't be any. I'd rather read than be read to.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Don't know. Refuse to listen to it. See previous question.


    What character would you cut from Emma [Naxos]?

    Don't know see previous question.


    Any additional comments?

    I want my money back! Buyer beware. If you order by accident forget about trying to get money back.

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    KoopaKym St Louis 04-06-16
    KoopaKym St Louis 04-06-16
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    "As wonderful a listen as Emma is in meddling lol"

    I listened to this recording several times while pregnant with my daughter, Emma.
    It was beautiful to share the story with her while she was still in my womb.
    I will never forget the afternoons loving Jane's Emma and My Emma.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Bain 11-02-15
    Ruth Bain 11-02-15

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    "Classic Jane Austen"

    jane Austen's delicious prose is addictive ! And no one reads it as well as Juliet Stevenson. My only complaint is the slowness of the story, but the dialogue and wit are a delight !

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-09-15

    Audio books have allowed me to do my two favorite things at the same time...read and knit!

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    "A great reading of a classic!"

    I love this story...I've read it previously, but it was made all the better by the great performance by Juliet Stevenson. She made the story wonderful and amusing by doing all the voices to a tee. A wonderful listen!

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    Scott Mayhew Seattle, WA 01-15-15
    Scott Mayhew Seattle, WA 01-15-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Jane Austin is the fucking best"
    Where does Emma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. The narrator actually gives a performance, doesn't just read changing up the voices. She adds inflection, emotion, and personality into each character. Top notch.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Emma?

    Not knowing who was going to hook up with whom and the fact Emma doesn't actually NEED a man to be self-fulfilled.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    too many to choose from.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Emma is admonished for talking down to Miss Bates by Mr. Knightly and then redeems herself in his eyes. Shows real character development in such a subtle and human way.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot recommend this book or any other by Austin highly enough. She is the pinnacle of English writing in my eyes. Forget that Shakespeare dude.

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    Katherine Mason, OH, United States 04-29-14
    Katherine Mason, OH, United States 04-29-14

    I love to read mysteries, histories, biographies, humor, and Jane Austen.

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    "Great performance, annoying heroine"

    As always, Juliet Stevenson does a superb job. But, for some reason, hearing the book instead of reading it brings out Emma's annoying and controlling personality. Reading it, Emma is charmingly misguided - hearing it, Emma is an unpleasant jerk. This has never been one of my favorite Austen books, but now I don't think I can read or listen to it again.

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    Robin Callender, Iowa, United States 10-17-13
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Juliet Stevenson?

    Loved Jane Eyre so thought this would be a great listen also, wrong. I kept trying to listen to it, but it is the most boring story I have listened to yet.


    Has Emma turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


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    TLP NJ 04-12-13
    TLP NJ 04-12-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit disappointing..."
    What made the experience of listening to Emma the most enjoyable?

    This was my last Austin book to listen to and I think it was the most disappointing. I love, love, love Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. The character dialogue was long and at times tedious. For the first 3/4 of the book, Emma is not very likable. I realize that was Austin's intent but between that and the long conversations that bordered on boring I do not think I will ever want to re-listen to this book. I found myself zoning out while driving and having to back up the book to find where I stopped listening.

    Like most people I have seen the movie. I am generally one of those people who always like the book better. In this case, not so much.


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

    No...out of all of Austin's novels, this is my least favorite.


    Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have read a couple of her other books and generally like her. This book is no different.


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    Justine 05-30-16
    Justine 05-30-16
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    "Juliet Stevenson is perfection"

    You might have caught her performance in the film adaptation as Mr.Elton's ridiculous wife. But, her character work on each of Emma's characters is so wonderful, so easy to listen to, so natural. I've listened to her readings of Austen many times over. This is the standard for any reading of Jane Austen's work. Love it love it love it.

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    Eri 04-28-16
    Eri 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic read"
    What did you like best about this story?

    My favorite thing about this book was the character development. Emma was a truly dynamic character without losing the essence of who she was at the core. She was flawed, yet relatable and likeable. I loved the way she changed throughout the book and came to grow as a person and as a friend. There were times in the beginning of the book when her actions made her difficult to take, but Jane Austen's writing of her was masterful in its ability to starkly present her flaws while painting a very human picture of her. While ingrained elitism and a sharp tongue are integral to Emma's character, so is her desire to help others (misguided and presumptuous as her attempts often may be), her kindness and care for her father and friends, her distaste for her own mistakes (and later her ability to acknowledge them), and her desire to make her wrongs right.

    I especially loved the dynamic of her relationship with Mr. Knightley and the way their interactions helped to shape Emma's growth and help her see new points of view and acknowledge her mistakes in a perfectly balanced way. Mr. Knightley was neither too gentle nor too forceful in his influence; the changes he was able to inspire in Emma were born out of honesty, truth, and the desire to help her be the best person she could be. It was refreshing to see personal growth explored within the context of a relationship without the angle of manipulation, or change for another's personal benefit added, as is popular within modern literature and media. Emma was an independent and strong-minded character, and she was allowed to remain as such - without believing that she was truly perfect.


    What does Juliet Stevenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Juliet Stevenson was a fantastic narrator and perfectly portrayed the essence of each character. She brought a liveliness and humor to the experience that made the characters come alive.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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