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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228,652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen's most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is handsome, clever, and rich and has a disposition to think too well of herself. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and to find her a suitable husband, she precipitates herself and her immediate circle into a web of misunderstanding and intrigue, from which no one emerges unchanged. 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 Dan | 2/9/2014

    " Emma was not my favorite of Ms. Austen's work, but it was still good, interesting, and funny enough that I enjoyed it. I had a hard time liking Emma Woodhouse at first. I much preferred to read about Elizabeth Bennett or Eleanor Dashwood. But Ms. Woodhouse showed more growth throughout her story than did the other Jane Austen heroines I know. As usual, expect a happily ever after, fairy tale-like ending. A satisfying ending to a satisfying book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxana Fernández | 1/29/2014

    " A classic book in the style of Jane Austen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe Cook | 1/16/2014

    " I read this before the Gwyneth Paltrow film came out and reread it after seeing the film. Now I can only picture Gwyneth Paltrow's portrayal of Emma - it's a little off-putting, however, it's still definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/7/2014

    " Probably my favorite Jane Austen novel, or maybe a tie with Pride & Prejudice. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Norma Toby Wilcox | 12/30/2013

    " Jane Austin not my fav "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikola 'minyaliel' | 12/21/2013

    " Pure genious. Austen at her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/20/2013

    " Fun, silly. And the journey love takes us on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 12/15/2013

    " I couldn't get into it but I did finish it. emma is a girl who wants to set her friends up for marriage but insist she will never marry. she is incorrect in both dealings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri Stich | 12/5/2013

    " This was better enjoyed when I was younger!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla Squires | 11/29/2013

    " Not as good a story, but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 11/21/2013

    " I usually like Jane Austen. But the fact that I had to read this for school made me gag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Billerbeck | 11/19/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Rice | 11/3/2013

    " Amazing! I love Jane Austen! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maia | 8/11/2013

    " LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE! Emma is my favorite Austen character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah Bogart | 7/23/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Selby | 1/3/2013

    " This was a dud. The most interesting pairing was Harriet and Robert Martin. But it is largely neglected. Instead, we get a lot of superfluous dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 10/27/2012

    " I loved this book. It is so well written and I loved the character and the story. I would highly recommend this book. It has so many wonderful qualities. An awesome read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Peavey | 3/21/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralitsa Koleva | 12/20/2011

    " I expected a lot more. This one was kind a boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tweetybird | 9/22/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 7/17/2011

    " Clueless was based on this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Morris | 7/15/2011

    " Love this book and all of Jane Austin's books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankiejohnny | 6/11/2011

    " One of Jane Austen's better works!! very enjoyable! "

  • 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

Juliet Stevenson is a British actress on stage and screen and notably a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared in popular films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile. She was honored as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. She received further recognition when she was nominated for several BAFTA Awards, and she earned an Olivier Award for her role in Death and the Maiden.