Emma: A Modern Retelling

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alexander McCall Smith

Narrated By: Susan Lyons

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: April 2015

Duration: 10 hours 57 minutes


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 colour, 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.


  • Daniel Reiner

    not my kind of story but I love how much so far I'm only 20 minutes or so from the end and seems to have a good lesson on not telling lies not even little white ones not even to ourselves Plus other building points and I learned a few new things which I love from any story

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