Emma


Read by Sherry Crowther

(4.3 stars; 373 reviews)

Sherry reads Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, and brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and frets, Miss Bates chatters on, and Emma blithely manipulates and misunderstands her friends and family until she finally learns her lesson! (Summary by Kara)

(18 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Vol. 1 Ch. 01 21:37 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 02 11:54 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 03 12:47 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 04 21:50 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 05 12:52 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 06 18:30 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 07 15:50 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 08 27:17 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 09 31:33 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 10 17:02 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 11 15:16 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 12 22:02 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 13 20:55 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 14 16:49 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 15 23:22 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 16 14:05 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 17 9:07 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 1 Ch. 18 17:52 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 01 19:53 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 02 17:49 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 03 25:59 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 04 12:30 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 05 22:29 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 06 20:37 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 07 16:07 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 08 43:18 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 09 20:37 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 10 13:37 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 11 20:07 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 12 14:52 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 13 14:23 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 14 25:39 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 15 21:13 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 16 21:19 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 17 15:08 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 2 Ch. 18 18:48 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 01 9:05 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 02 29:29 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 03 11:57 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 04 14:32 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 05 20:07 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 06 34:30 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 07 22:16 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 08 18:04 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 09 17:15 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 10 20:31 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 11 28:35 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 12 20:29 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 13 23:27 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 14 24:30 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 15 16:50 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 16 22:07 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 17 20:29 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 18 24:01 Read by Sherry Crowther
Vol. 3 Ch. 19 9:07 Read by Sherry Crowther

Reviews

Excellent reader. Good book

(5 stars)

I had really liked pride and prejudice. So I thought I'll try this. Though dragged in certain places, I liked the book. One would enjoy it if they're Jane Austens fan. Regarding the reader. I have no words. She was excellent. Ever expression filled in the voice. Very entertaining. I'd have given only the book 4 stars. The 5 star is definitely for the reader. Kudos.

Narration distracted from story

(2 stars)

It's already been mentioned, but I should say that I also found the cadence and tone monotonous, so it really takes the listener out of the story. And there's also a noticeable amount of mispronounced words, which did not help the matter. I'd suggest finding a different reading if you prefer more engaging narrations.

Emma

(3 stars)

I agree with another reviewer that the first narrator's voice is extremely irritating and monotone. It definitely changes the way this book is perceived. I agree that it's wonderful that people volunteer to read these books, but she should probably look into a different type of volunteer work. Sorry :-(

Narrator was irritating to me

(3 stars)

I have wanted to read or listen to Emma for some time, and this was the source I chose. The narrator's cadence and uncomfortable speech pattern drove me nuts. A few words were mispronounced, not a big deal, but it added to my irritation. I know what an effort reading aloud can be, and I realize that these are volunteers, but it made this book very difficult to get through. I wondered if it was the story or the voice, so I checked out a different audio version from my library as a comparison, and it was like I was hearing a completely different story. If you start to listen, and don't enjoy the main narrator's speech pattern, dialect, voice, or pronunciations, then I recommend you get this book elsewhere. It doesn't get any better...

(2 stars)

I just couldn't get over her voice. she was trying to sound proper but it was very distracting.. Like the others, monotone but over enunciated... almost like she was trying to have an accent but you can tell it was fake quite quickly. I had to find another reader and it was much better.

Very well read and entertaining story

(5 stars)

The reader does an excellent job reading clearly and I like that she did the entire book, however, I wish she had done something more to differentiate the characters with her voice. A lot of it was very monotone and it was often difficult to tell which character may have been speaking. But her voice was very pleasant and nearly lulled me to sleep several times. The story itself is good, has some humor about it and is overall satisfying. It peaked my interest faster than Pride and Prejudice

great story, reader overannuciates

(3 stars)

this of a great story! and while the reader is very accurate in her pronunciation, she overannuciates a lot of sounds, like the 't' in 'butter'. in the English language, that 't' turns into a 'd' sound ('budder') and if you pronounce the sounds exactly as written, it sounds awkward or overly formal. so, other than that, it was great!

Something to be desired

(2.5 stars)

I liked the reader's voice, very steady. She was hoarse at one point and should have left off reading for a bit. She has a strong northern accent which affects her enunciation. She does not pronounce a lot of words correctly and seems to be sounding out others. I liked this version well enough but it left something to be desired. I love the story and read it every year.