One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.
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Juliet Stevenson did an amazing job with this tale. The story is a classic but not a good one for those unconcerned with the daily trails of upper society in England. However it is a great story of the schemes of love and life.
Austin's Emma has to be one of the most amazing protagonists in literature, and this audio version does full justice to her thoughts and conversations. Can't wait to listen to the other Austin novels on Audible. Five stars.
If it was shorter and to the point. Not drug out for ever.
it was to long and it put me to sleep
Half of them
If you don't like to take sleeping pills then this this the book for you, it will put you to sleep pretty fast.
Emma is the one Austen heroine who doesn't have to worry about money, but she finds independence presents its own problems.
The narrator is almost ideal—though some may find that she makes the annoying Mrs. Elton TOO annoying!
I was sincerely delighted by this wonderful adaptation of a favorite book. Juliet Stevenson's animation and vocal talents brought the book to life.
The fantastick narrator Juliet Stevensson!! I was ill in bed for the whole weekend, but I assure you my bedroom was transformed to a theatre and the characters came alive right there!!!
I have not, but be sure I will!
It made me laugh, it made me angry, it made me cry! All thanks to how it came alive by Juliet Stevenson!
I'm not usually one for this type of drama, but the story and narration make a fantastic combination. I don't consist myself an emotional person, but I actually got house bumps...
This was my first -- and probably last -- Jane Austen novel. I forced myself to finish it, although the tedium at times was exhausting. It's a soap opera of another era, with fine language and descriptions -- but really, a bit shallow.
For me, I'm not sure I can find a "most interesting" aspect of this story. It all seemed pretty uninteresting.
I am sure the reader did a fine job with a Jane Austen novel. I found it tedious, like a group of gossiping ladies.
Of course I could, because it was. I felt like I was listening to Gwenyth Paltrow and pictured her in the role, as I believe she played Emma -- and I suspect she made the story more interesting than the book.
Thank heavens I finished it and checked "Jane Austen" off my list of "authors to read."
I enjoyed this SO much more than when I was forced to read it in high school. Emma is an awful biatch for a lot of the book, but instead of finding that incredibly annoying, I actually kind of loved it. She's not perfect by any means and that is really endearing. The way her character grows makes for such an interesting arc. All the characters are delightful, and of course Mr Knightley is quite dreamy, if a little creepy with the whole "I fell in love with you when you were 13" thing. I LOVE that (spoilers but do spoilers count for a 200 year old book?) he moves in with Emma at the end rather than the other way around. Despite the age difference they have an equal partnership and I adore it.
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