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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228,395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Sophie Thompson Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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Jane Austen's enduring tale of romantic entanglement, read by Sophie Thompson.

Emma is considered by many to be Jane Austen's finest work. Its heroine is fascinating, selfish, and manipulative, running riot with other people's emotions and relationships. The author employs her greatest skills to bring about Emma's consequent crisis, her awakening, and a happy resolution. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A | 2/18/2014

    " while the writing is intriguing enough to encourage one to finish the book, the ending leaves a little to be desired. it ties everything up too neatly and quickly and one wonders how relationships ever lasted if this is how couples come together and marry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlee Naylor | 2/10/2014

    " I love this book. I love Emma. Her character is so much fun. All her misguided actions are so enjoyable to read. The book is so funny with a perfect ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Nava | 2/4/2014

    " Second favorite from Jane Austen. Absolute whimsy and again wish there were more of these men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tweetybird | 1/27/2014

    " Classic. They don't make 'em like they used to! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " Couldn't get through it. "Dull" is a nice way to describe any of Austen's novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geri Degruy | 1/20/2014

    " This is my favorite Jane Austin, and I love Jane Austin! Emma is charming and endearing and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/19/2014

    " I love this book! I know most people don't like this Austen novel as much, but I adore it! I think it's Austen's funniest novel and it's length allows you to be invested in not just the main characters, but in Emma's entire community. I love the evolution of Emma and Knightley's relationship. If you already know the ending, there are a lot of extra little moments of the story to notice throughout the book. Read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlin Bevis | 1/19/2014

    " I actually really liked Emma. I thought the story was very sweet. Sure there was a good bit of classism, but if you ignore all that the story line was pretty good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/16/2014

    " As usual, a brilliant study of human nature and relationships. Hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Titi | 1/9/2014

    " I think I may have enjoyed this more than Pride and Prejudice. I especially liked the character development on Emma's part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/5/2014

    " Loved it. The characterization was superb. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Norma Toby Wilcox | 12/25/2013

    " Jane Austin not my fav "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 11/5/2013

    " Loved it! A little hard to get back into Austen at first, but the story and characters just draw you in. I hadn't read this in about 20 years so I had forgotten some of the plot-lines. Great, Great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Destanye Baldwin | 10/22/2013

    " I loved this book. If you watched the movie clueless the characters and idea was based on this book !!! I loved that !!! It was a great read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane Ostler | 10/6/2013

    " Have tried reading Jane Austin but find it like wading through mud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 9/12/2013

    " Pretty good, even though Emma was super annoying in the beginning and I called the ending from page 10. A good diversion, even if Austen's writing style is "slow." But my professor taught me to appreciate it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresafic | 7/24/2013

    " I really really tried to like the book but I didn't. I wanted more from it. More descriptions, more explanations and less tedious recounting of tedious parlor chatter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 7/3/2013

    " Brilliant story of hidden love and terrible match making "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Peavey | 4/18/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars. If you wanna try reading Jane Austen then I would highly recommend Pride and Prejudice before Emma. Although it was much better than Persuasion but not close to being as good as P and P. it dragged a little for me. However I do love Austen's style, so entertaining and very fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Birdie | 3/4/2013

    " A classic and one of my favorites to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/13/2013

    " Emma annoys me a bit so this isn't my favorite Austen book but I still really enjoyed it. I read it during university and then forgot I had read it so I read it again. hee hee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace Hinkle | 7/30/2012

    " I liked this almost as much as "Pride and Prejudice". The character Emma is gloriously flawed but you like her all the more in the end. You can't say that about many characters in literature. This is a must read for anyone who loves the classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zehra | 4/26/2012

    " Austen is always enjoyed. Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice remain in the top spots with Emma third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookworm1 | 1/21/2012

    " i really like this book. ITS SO ROMANTIC!!!!!!!!!! I only gave it four stars because it's hard to understand but you gotta love Jane Austen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 11/11/2011

    " You forget how wonderfully Jane Austen presents her characters, even the most minor ones. I'm greatly enjoying re-reading all her works this summer. Many of the movies are quite good, but none really compare to the books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kami | 6/23/2011

    " I give up. Maybe I'm just not in a Jane Austen mood but I finally gave up on liking Emma or caring at all for her self absorption. This is not as clever as Pride and Prejudice nor are any of the love stories or characters all that interesting. I wish I liked it more (I did love Clueless!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bodagirl | 5/22/2011

    " Not my favorite Austen. There were a couple of time when I literally threw the book across the room because Emma is so unbelievably ... spoiled and clueless (pun intended). I also never understood how Mr. Knightley could love such a silly girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 5/22/2011

    " Reading this after seeing "Clueless" after so many times was an interesting experience. I enjoyed this book quite a bit, and I'd say that this book represents Austen at her best - vivid characters, complicated social structures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 5/22/2011

    " Well, we named our daughter after Emma Woodhouse. My idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 5/18/2011

    " Less drama than other Austen books, Emma isn't as striking as Pride and Prejudice, but the character of Emma is charming and amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctb | 5/17/2011

    " Too tidy an ending, but otherwise highly entertaining and well-written with some dark drama (1840s style) thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 5/17/2011

    " Emma lives in a safe little society in Highbury, where the boredom and confinement and the triviality of social life there would have driven me crazy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ameliaaddison | 5/14/2011

    " Not my favorite. Found it slower, and Emma was more annoying than charming. I was surprised because I love the movie. Still have 2 more Jane Austens to read but it's going to be hard to compare with Pride and Prejudice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 5/14/2011

    " Always my favorite Jane Austen novel, possibly because I read it first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shefali | 5/14/2011

    " depends on ppl's taste....but i recommend to read it..... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 5/13/2011

    " Too hard to follow. I won't try a Jane Austen again. Not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 5/11/2011

    " "Emma" is such a fun book to read. I love that our heroine in this book is very flawed and human. It's a fun journey to watch the evolution of character in many of the characters. Of Jane Austen books, in my opinion, "Emma" is second only to "Pride and Prejudice"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/10/2011

    " I loved this more every time I read it! "

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About the Author
Author Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist. Born in Steventon, England, she later moved to Bath and began to write for her own and her family’s amusement. Her novels, set in her own English countryside, depict the daily lives of provincial middle-class families with wry observation, a delicate irony, and a good-humored wit.

About the Narrator

Sophie Thompson, sister of Academy Award–winning actress Emma Thompson, trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has worked in film, television, theater, and radio, and has narrated a number of audiobooks. Her film credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Eat, Pray, Love; and Gosford Park, among others.