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Emma [Naxos]

Lu par : Juliet Stevenson
Durée : 16 h et 39 min
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One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

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  • Carole T.
  • 20/06/2012

Excellent in Every Way

Some people don't much like the main character in "Emma". I disagree, because Emma Woodhouse, although she initially has an inflated view of her own intelligence and position in the world, really learns something during the course of the novel. Handled with humor and understanding, the story brings self-knowledge and a measure of humility to Emma. She is one of Austen's most well-rounded characters.
Other characters in Emma are among Austen's very best. And they are presented with enthusiasm and distinction by Juliet Stevenson.
Although there are less expensive versions than this one, Stevenson is truly worth the extra. If you have credits, then it's a bargain at just one. Jenny Agutter is also a very good reader. Just make sure you go for an unabridged recording! Jane Austen's main appeal is in her wonderful use of language -- don't miss any of it!

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  • A. Bloom
  • 07/08/2008

Wonderful listen

Juliet Stevenson, by far, does the most delightful narration for Jane Austen novels.Her voice is strong and clear and she creates memorable characters with pitch and accent so that you always know who's speaking. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 05/03/2016

Faultless In Spite of All Her Faults

Emma, one of Austen's three most polished, perfect novels, is comfort food for the brain even in print, but this recording transcends any other possible reading experience. Juliet Stevenson is the ideal narrator for the material, and expertly brings to life Emma (the character Austen feared "that no one but myself will much like") and all other characters without exaggerating any (with the possible exception of Mrs. Elton--the character Stevenson plays brilliantly in the 1996 film version starring Gwyneth Paltrow--who inexplicably has a heavy Cockney accent in her final scenes here). This Audible selection truly is chicken soup for the soul, and a recording you will want to listen to again and again. Each time you read or listen, you'll notice new clues, dropped by the author, which Emma notoriously overlooks in her zeal to see her ultimately doomed matchmaking schemes to fruition. It's very much like a delicious Easter egg hunt, and the perfect comic novel in which to marvel at that fine line between comedy and tragedy, as you realize the dreadful consequences which COULD have resulted from Emma's various "imaginistic" meddlings. I finished listening while recovering from a severe cold, and immediately started the recording over when I realized how fun, comforting, and healing I had found it. Enjoy!

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  • Reademandweep
  • 10/03/2011

Even Emma would approve this marriage

To me the most important review for any Jane Austen novel is the reader. Most likely you are familiar with the author. Emma is however, one of Austen's lesser known novels so I'll simply say, if you enjoyed "Sense and Sensibility" or "Pride and Prejudice", you will enjoy Emma.

I was surprised to see how many audible versions of Emma are available. How to choose? Happily, I spent a bit more and went with this version. Even Emma would approve this marriage of Jane Austen's writing and Juliet Stevenson's narration.

If you love the beauty of the English language used to it's best advantage (as Jane would say) you don't get better than Jane Austen (Shakespeare is a given) but any reader can do the exquisite writing justice. Juliet Stevenson is such a reader. Her tone reminds me of the great Julie Andrews. Soothing, expressive, imparting emotion with every passage, inhabiting the various characters with subtle differences that make each one distinct. Jane Austen and Emma would both be proud of their story as told by Juliet Stevenson.

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  • Theodore
  • 15/10/2011

Why can't all literature be like this?

The narration was great but above all else the story was simply as I expect it to be. It is so hard to find really good literature in modern times and that is why we have the classics... Authors like Jane Austen are constantly my 'fall back' plan really when I am looked to be immersed in a story with actual characters, characters that are so imperfect and yet so absolutely perfect in the roles they play.

Most persons already know the story of Emma, there are enough movies about the book in modern time for many persons to at least have some idea of the story. The novel was rightly named Emma and is easily one of my favorite female characters and, at the time the novel was written, was decades ahead of her time. The dynamics and description of details between the very relationships between the characters in the book by Jane Austen is what sets this novel apart I believe. Truly, just plain majestically written.

The narrator was good, she did a credible enough job to carry the book off. I will admit that she could have done more, but in all honesty the content itself more than overcompensates for the less than stellar narration.

All in all.... Stellar book... Beautiful title...

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  • Michael
  • 11/03/2009

Excellent listen

Juliette Stevenson does a wonderful job narrating this story. It's one of my favorites!

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  • Jay Oza
  • 21/09/2017

Excellent Narration

You need to listen to get more out of the novel. I was doing both at the same time and enhanced my understanding.

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  • S. Moschenross
  • 25/03/2015

My new favorite book

Excellently narrated. Each character is given a distinctive voice. I was enraptured. Loved it! Highly recommend this version on audible.

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  • P. J. Zannini
  • 05/03/2015

Great story, great performance.

Well done all around. The narrator does an excellent job with getting all the voices just right, my favorite performance of this classic story.

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  • Avaiyak
  • 26/02/2015

This made me remember how much I love Austen

I red this book ages ago and haven't picked up another Austen since and this just makes me want to go through all other Austen novels.

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  • Susanne
  • Köln, Deutschland
  • 05/08/2012

Uneingeschränkt empfehlenswert

Ich fand es einfach überragend. Es macht viel Spaß, Juliet Stevenson zuzuhören. Sie beherrscht die Kunst, mit ihrer Stimme nicht nur verschiedene Personen, sondern auch deren Stimmungen und Befindlichkeiten zu charakterisieren. Emma ist nicht mein Lieblingswerk von Jane Austen, aber so gelesen habe ich es mit Genuss zu Ende gehört. Der Vorteil bei einem Sprecher ist, dass man auch als mittelmäßig Englisch sprechender und im Hören nicht so geübter Mitteleuropäer praktisch alles gut verstehen kann. Meine anglophone Tochter (15 Jahre) kommt damit jedenfalls auch gut zurecht.

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  • helen
  • 17/01/2018

Splendid

Love the novel and it is absolutely wonderfully presented by Juliet Stevenson. A real delight.

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  • Wolfgang Deinert
  • 04/09/2017

Patriarchat mit Spaß

Lustig und verwickelt suchen Leute in verschiedenen Schichten ihr Glück in der Ehe. Ein Mann ist Großgrundbesitzer und lebt von Pacht und eigener Produktion. Einer hat studiert und eine gute Stellung in Aussicht. Der dritte Mann ist Pächter des ersten. Der vierte ist der schöne, junge Pfarrer. Die eine Frau hat einen vermögenden Vater und eine gesicherte Zukunft. Die zweite Frau ist Waise, Soldatentochter, aber gebildet. Stellenangebote als Gouvernante lehnt sie ab, da sie heimlich verlobt ist. Der Vater der dritten Frau ist unbekannt. Sie ist zu Beginn der Erzählung siebzehn Jahre alt und hilft in der Dorfschule. Die vierte stammt aus einer reichen Großgrundbesitzerfamilie. Zuneigung, Emmas Vorstellungen und Gerüchte im Dorf lassen dieses oder jenes Paar möglich scheinen. Doch sie heiraten gemäß der Startnummern und immer sind alle im Dorf überrascht. Ansonsten kommen einige Patchwork-Haushalte, Sinti und Roma und Bemerkungen über die Luftqualität in Stadt und Land vor. Alle gehen viel zu Fuß, Männer reiten bis nach London und zurück.

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