Emma : The Austen Project

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Susan Lyons
  • Series: The Austen Project
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An unstoppable combination: Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen, as Sandy modernizes the story of Emma Woodhouse.
Emma Woodhouse's widowed father is an anxious man, obsessed with nutrition and the latest vitamins. He lives the life of a country gentleman in contemporary England, protectively raising his young daughters, Isabella and Emma. While Isabella grows into a young woman, marries a society photographer for Vogue at the age of 19, and gets down to the business of reproducing herself, Emma pursues a degree in interior design at university in Bath and then returns to set up shop in her home village.
With her educated eye for the coordination of pattern and color, Emma thinks she can now judge what person would best be paired with another and sets about matchmaking her young friend, Harriet, with various possible suitors. Little does she know she is not the only person encouraging romantic pairings in the village.

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I did not like this Emma.

Emma, believe it or not, is one of my favorite OF Jane's characters. This Emma, however, was impossible for me to like. She just came across as mean. I did find the story somewhat entertaining, but wish I'd spent my money elsewhere.
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- melanie moe

Solipsism overcome !

Jane Austen and Alexander McCall Smith, two of my very favourite authors, made this version of Emma a must read for me. It did not disappoint. It was fun to read McCall Smith's modern take on Jane Austen's story. His subtle humour is delightful but perhaps the humour might be missed by readers who are not familiar with his writing.
I loved it!
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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books