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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228,557 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Fiona Shaw Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents Jane Austen's Emma, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actress Fiona Shaw.

I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.

Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégé Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Larry | 2/20/2014

    " I might have liked this better if Emma had been more admirable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emma | 2/14/2014

    " I honestly read this because of the title, the name intrigued me, and I have always heard rave reviews about how wonderful Jane Austen writes. Personally, I wasn't a fan of this book. However, the language used was enriching and the story is one of the best love circles in all of literature. Emma Woodhouse, a rich, single, and charismatic girl, is known for her ability to match people together (relationship wise). Emma realizes that maybe it is her time to find someone right for her. While she's on this adventure, she falls in love with an unexpected person, creating drama and a creative ending. I wasn't in love, nor did I hate, this book. The style Austen uses is very intriguing, but because of it's age, I got bored a lot throughout the reading process. On the contrary, the climax was too good to not enjoy. Overall, it is definitely a good introductory book to Austen's famed writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Henry | 2/8/2014

    " Now, I used to think Austen was just for girls. Consider: she wrote while the Napoleonic Wars were going on, but the most exciting thing that happens in any Austen novel is that the heroine drops a teaspoon. But that's just it -- the deliberately tiny canvas makes every nuance look enormous, and this is the very essence of these delicate but deceptively barbed comedies of manners. Austen is the best prose stylist in the English language, and Emma is one of her best and funniest works. Do I need to tell you the plot? Go and see the film Clueless, which is Emma done properly -- that is, with irreverence -- set in modern California, and much better than the staid period version with Gwyneth Paltrow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deverna Williams | 1/23/2014

    " Another simple but good read. "

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