I've tried several times to read Emma. I just couldn't get past really not liking the main character and then i would just stop after a couple of chapters. I finally got it read on audio.
I really liked this book, though it took a while to get into it. The plot was solid but it has some of the most annoying characters with Harriet, Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Elton. Long sections with any of those rather dragged. It was probably a good choice by the reader to do Harriet's voice as this breathy confusion, Mrs. Bates as onelongsentence, and Mrs. Elton as rather snide. However, parts with them got annoying. I can recommend this one as it has a great ending but it isn't my favorite Jane Austen book by any means. I am going with a 5.