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3.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 53.74 out of 5 3.74 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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One of Jane Austen's finest works, Emma is the story of a wealthy and beautiful girl whose favourite hobby is matchmaking. But when she tries to bring her friend Harriet together with Mr Elton, a young widower, the results are disastrous.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Alexander | 2/6/2014

    " By far my favorite book ever! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 2/2/2014

    " Loved the movie, couldn't get into the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Billerbeck | 1/27/2014

    " It's still Jane, but Emma is my least favorite heroine. She's too whiny for my tastes - and I should know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron West | 1/21/2014

    " Every time I read this book it just gets better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krysta | 1/11/2014

    " I know I'm late to the party, but aside from Pride and Prejudice I hadn't read any other Jane Austen novels until a couple of years ago. Pride and Prejudice remains my favorite, but I did find Emma to be very enjoyable. I will say that Jane Austen had a particular talent for writing obnoxious characters. I'm not referring to the protagonists necessarily, but to the female equivalent of P&P's Mr. Collins - the Mrs. Elton. Good gravy, I was entirely with Emma in abhorring her. And if I must be honest, I didn't really like Emma herself until the last few chapters. While not as presumptuously arrogant as Mrs. Elton, I was annoyed by her habit of thinking less of people and then rationalizing it. If I wanted to get philosophical about it maybe Mrs. Elton was the physical representation of Emma's pride. That said, Emma's change of heart, repentant spirit, and honest efforts to improve herself had me forgiving her by the end and I was quite satisfied with the conclusion for all the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leen Rihawi | 1/7/2014

    " Such a delight read. If you fall in love with the main character you'll fall in love with the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 12/28/2013

    " Probably my favorite Austen story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Monika | 12/10/2013

    " This book is awful! Pointless and frivolous, rather annoying. I am not sure why this is considered a classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Keables | 11/24/2013

    " Love both book and movie!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edpri1 | 10/28/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book although it got a bit mundane at some points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 9/11/2013

    " I'm amazed that I never read this particular book before. I usually like Jane Austin but I found this one just so difficult to get into. And Emma is rather an annoying heroine until the last few pages when she does redeem herself. That's all I'm saying. It's okay but definitely not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah Bogart | 4/2/2013

    " As I finished it a while ago, I can't think of a proper review right now, but holy crap do I love this book. Absolutely hilarious, start to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Itzam | 2/19/2013

    " Superficial... but interesting to read so... read it jejeje "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/13/2013

    " Classic Jane Austin with a light touch "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hallie | 11/24/2012

    " Not as feisty as Pride and Prejudice and was boring in some parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 7/31/2012

    " Found Emma a bit boring compared to other Jane Austen novels I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Peavey | 6/12/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn Murray | 3/28/2012

    " Jane Austen books are such a delight, and Emma was one that I savored. It is witty and fun and just so humorous with some light romance and a happy ending to boot. I love getting a glimpse of life as it once was, and especially the setting of the English countryside. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Borud | 2/16/2012

    " The characters are more sharply defined in the book than in the movie, making Emma even more prejudiced. Not quite a happy enough ending for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Morth | 1/24/2012

    " Quite delightful, though the percentage of Austen's classic Characters In Need of Throttling was a bit higher than I prefer. (I believe I am John Knightley in this scenario. Shut UP, Mrs. Elton, oh my god.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nat Mansfield | 10/20/2011

    " I love Jane Austen but I just couldn't get to like the character Emma. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 9/17/2011

    " wonderful reading! Austen is such a clever writer! really loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zafirah Muhammad | 5/23/2011

    " great book about english match making. "

  • 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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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.