Emma (version 3)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.8 stars; 2135 reviews)

Jane Austen famously described Emma Woodhouse, the title character of her 1815 novel, as "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." Yet generations of readers have loved Emma, as much for her blunders as for her wit and vivacity. Emma, "handsome, clever, and rich," has nothing else to do but try to pair off her friends, and she consistently mis-reads the relationships and situations around her as much as she mis-reads her own heart. The novel features a wonderful cast of characters, including Emma's hypochondriac father, the odiously prideful Mrs. Elton, the mysterious and reserved Jane Fairfax, and Miss Bates, who never stops talking. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett). (14 hr 53 min)

Chapters

01 - Volume 1, Chapter 01 19:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
02 - Volume 1, Chapter 02 10:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
03 - Volume 1, Chapter 03 10:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
04 - Volume 1, Chapter 04 18:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
05 - Volume 1, Chapter 05 11:53 Read by Elizabeth Klett
06 - Volume 1, Chapter 06 15:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
07 - Volume I, Chapter 07 14:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
08 - Volume I, Chapter 08 23:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
09 - Volume I, Chapter 09 26:37 Read by Elizabeth Klett
10 - Volume I, Chapter 10 13:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
11 - Volume I, Chapter 11 11:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett
12 - Volume I, Chapter 12 18:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
13 - Volume I, Chapter 13 16:31 Read by Elizabeth Klett
14 - Volume I, Chapter 14 13:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
15 - Volume I, Chapter 15 18:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
16 - Volume I, Chapter 16 10:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
17 - Volume I, Chapter 17 6:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
18 - Volume I, Chapter 18 13:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett
19 - Volume II, Chapter 1 15:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
20 - Volume II, Chapter 2 14:07 Read by Elizabeth Klett
21 - Volume II, Chapter 3 22:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
22 - Volume II, Chapter 4 9:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
23 - Volume II, Chapter 5 18:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
24 - Volume II, Chapter 6 16:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
25 - Volume II, Chapter 7 12:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
26 - Volume II, Chapter 8 36:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
27 - Volume II, Chapter 9 16:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
28 - Volume II, Chapter 10 11:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
29 - Volume II, Chapter 11 18:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
30 - Volume II, Chapter 12 12:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
31 - Volume II, Chapter 13 11:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
32 - Volume II, Chapter 14 22:32 Read by Elizabeth Klett
33 - Volume II, Chapter 15 17:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
34 - Volume II, Chapter 16 17:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
35 - Volume II, Chapter 17 12:17 Read by Elizabeth Klett
36 - Volume II, Chapter 18 15:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
37 - Volume III, Chapter 1 7:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
38 - Volume III, Chapter 2 24:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
39 - Volume III, Chapter 3 9:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
40 - Volume III, Chapter 4 11:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
41 - Volume III, Chapter 5 16:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
42 - Volume III, Chapter 6 28:27 Read by Elizabeth Klett
43 - Volume III, Chapter 7 19:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
44 - Volume III, Chapter 8 13:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
45 - Volume III, Chapter 9 13:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
46 - Volume III, Chapter 10 17:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
47 - Volume III, Chapter 11 24:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
48 - Volume III, Chapter 12 16:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
49 - Volume III, Chapter 13 19:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
50 - Volume III, Chapter 14 19:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
51 - Volume III, Chapter 15 13:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
52 - Volume III, Chapter 16 18:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
53 - Volume III, Chapter 17 16:47 Read by Elizabeth Klett
54 - Volume III, Chapter 18 20:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
55 - Volume III, Chapter 19 7:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Delightful!


(5 stars)

Emma just might be my new favorite work of Austen’s. I love the characters, the story line is excellent, and the book is full of the sparkling wit that characterizes Jane Austen. Not to mention Elizabeth Klett, who gave life to each character! Her narrating is delightful, I’m very grateful for her recording of Emma. Definitely recommend!


(5 stars)

I'm in love with Elizabeth Klett's reading. The women's voices were especially well done. Everything was so vivid through Ms Klett's reading of it. I didn't think I would enjoy an audiobook and for a first, this was a wonderful experience. And what can I say about Emma? Austen might have thought nobody but her would like Emma, but Ms Woodhouse is too charming not to be liked. I do think I would have liked a little more Mr. Knightley, but this was a wonderful story ♡

amazing writing


(5 stars)

The indirect dialogue style is fascinating and it's so cool how the author is able to characterize each person so distinctly. Mr. Woodhouse and Ms. Bates made me laugh so hard. 😊

A perfect book perfectly read


(5 stars)

This has always been my favourite Jane Austen novel. That’s partly because I’m familiar with many of the locations (I grew up near Box Hill); partly because of the vivacity, wit and wisdom of the narrative and the brilliance and clarity of the prose style; and partly because of the depth and subtlety of the characterisation. All these characters live and stay in the imagination ; the story takes us on a wonderful journey of self discovery; and every chapter is at once captivating, engaging and amusing. The central character is perfect in being so humanly imperfect, so attractive and sympathetic even when she is in error (which she usually is). And the reading is similarly perfect. Elizabeth Klett captures the fluency, vibrancy and bright melody of Austen’s prose and the sheer variety of voices, tones and accents in play here. Thanks to her, a novel that I’ve read more times than I care to remember, and parts of which I know by heart, has been given new life for me. A perfect book given a perfect reading.


(5 stars)

I loved how amazing the reader was. I tend to be kind of picky when it comes to good readers. In my opinion the reader plays into the enjoyment of the audiobook a lot. Elizabeth Klett did an amazing job at giving the different characters different voices. I would highly recommend this to any Jane Austen fan. The story itself was amazing as well! Definitely check it out.

Elizabeth Klett is a marvellous reader


(5 stars)

I come back to Prof Klett's versions of the Austen novels time and again. One day I prefer Persuasion, the next Pride and Prejudice. Sometimes the wonderful Mr Tilney and the tongue-in-cheek humour of Northanger jostle forward. But it is indisputable that Ms Austen left us a truly outstanding body of work. Thank you to both creator and narrator!

One of My Favorites


(5 stars)

Wonderful reading of one of my favorite Austen books. It is one of Austen's longest books. Although Emma as a main character is somewhat spoiled and not very perceptive, her vivacity and good intentions all combined to create a lot of humor and fun. Full of satire and liveliness, this book is a joy to listen to multiple times.


(5 stars)

Beautifully narrated! Absolute perfection and quite funny that Jane Austen didn’t think others would like Emma but I think she’s too charming to not fall in love with. This has always been one of my favorite books and it was a pleasure to listen to this time around!