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  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,153

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

So Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Of course I was really looking forward of what seemed to be a great new production of a much loved classic, but they have layered background sounds over the speech and it is too loud and too distracting and I couldn't keep listening. I hope they will re-engineer this production WITHOUT the background sound track, and just let it be the spoken words. The background sound track was probably meant to provide more dimension, but it failed to accomplish that for me, and was just "noise" and really annoying. Very disappointing.

39 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Your Earl

  • The Wicked Quills of London
  • By: Eva Leigh
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Eleanor Hawke loves a good scandal. And readers of her successful gossip rag live for the exploits of her favorite subject: Daniel Balfour, the notorious earl of Ashford. So when the earl himself marches into her office and invites her to experience his illicit pursuits firsthand, Eleanor is stunned. Gambling hells, phaeton races, masquerades... What more could a scandal writer want than a secret look into the life of this devilishly handsome rake?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series

  • By Maine Knitter on 10-03-15

It's really a shame...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-15

What disappointed you about Forever Your Earl?

It was a good story, but the narration killed it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forever Your Earl?

The declarations of love.

What didn’t you like about Carmen Rose’s performance?

I think she tried really hard, but just could not avoid sounding stilted. The worst parts were the narrative sections, where the phasing and the intonations were so stiff and awkward that it was like listening to nails on a chalkboard. I kept listening, thinking that she would loosen up and get more natural as she got into the book more, but it didn't happen. It's such a shame because it colored the whole experience, negatively.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story was interesting, although the heroine was so modern in her sensibilities that it seemed unrealistic, but still.... it was of interest.

Any additional comments?

If this book and this series is to have a chance, it needs to be re-released with a really good and spunky narration.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful