In Northanger Abbey, a young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. Austen's first, this is considered by many to be among her most charming novels.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
The narrator is grating both on the ears and on reason, as her voice is uncannily void of humanity and emotion. The characters blend together in a retelling entirely lacking in punctuation, so that when one voice ends and another begins, the result is a cacophony monotone nonsense.
Jane Austen is great. The reader, however, misses the emphasis of sentences, mispronounces English place names, common words, etc.
Miss Cross from Rushmore
All are good
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
We never see now the subtle charm and wit of Austen and so delicately cut commentaries on fine society. This is a little masterwork!
This book kept my attention the entire time and I would get lost in the story. plenty of characters to love and hate with a side of mystery. Jane Austen best in my opinion.
I have no complaints about the book itself. After all, this is a Jane Austen novel. What ruined it for me was the narrator. She sounded like a 10-year old American girl playing a pretend English princess. Terrible British accent, narration was a bit too fast at times, no distinction between the characters' voices and her voice too soft one moment then too loud the next. I didn't know where to set my volume! No wonder this was only 2 bucks. Wish I could've spent a few more dollars on a better narrator.
I enjoyed listening to the storyline as it continually moved along and did not have any dead spots in my opinion. Always something happening and multiple characters in the story line to provide interest. A great education again on the limited opportunities for females in that period. Thoroughly enjoyed the performance I do enjoy listening to this narrator
I have seen this story in a movie but was delighted to hear the full story. The reader was exceptional and I enjoyed every minute.
A narrator with a UK accent. When a book is written in English, I prefer to listen to it in the country of origin - Canadian, American, English, Irish, etc.
I will be looking for another unabridged Northanger Abbey, and checking out the sample very carefully.
Wrong accent, from my point of view.
None, ever, from a Jane Austen novel.
I can't imagine liking a male narrator for one of her novels. An Austen addict knows that she never has a men-only conversation in any of her works. Since the stories are told from the female perspective, it seems right that the narrator be a mature sounding women.
I am not so rigid about other authors.
I just read Pride and Prejudice and Emma and this book was really disappointing. The heroine had no spark and was dull and the story ended before it began
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