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Audiobook Review: Emmeline by Sarah Holman and narrated by J. Grace Pennington

Title: Emmeline
Written By: Sarah Holman
Narrated by: J. Grace Pennington
Genre: Vintage Christian Fiction
Recommended Ages: Any


Though Emma isn’t my absolute favorite Jane Austen book, it is one of them and I was excited to listen to this retelling.

Characters: 1/1

The characters were great! I loved how each of them was similar to Jane Austen’s, but still had some differences. I loved how Sarah wrote them and then J. Grace did an excellent job with reading them.

Dialogue: 1/1

The dialogue fit both the retelling as well as the period it was set in. The little details about the pre-depression era were really good and made it more suspenseful as well.

Plot/storyline: 1/1

The way Sarah changed the plot to fit a new era was great. I thought it fit really well.

Overall writing quality: 1/1

The writing was really good. Since I listened to the audiobook, I couldn’t see if there were any typos, but it was done really well.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

I had to stop it a few times because of time constraints here and there, but otherwise I wouldn’t have stopped at all. It was really good.

Conclusion: 5/5

If you like Jane Austen, but don’t like some of the more “boring” parts of her books, you will like this book. I know I did. And now I’m interested in reading the others in the series even though they aren’t written by Sarah Holman. J. Grace Pennington’s narration was excellent, too!

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