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Northanger Abbey | [Jane Austen]

Northanger Abbey

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.
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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

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    Chirstopher CHATHAM, MA, United States 12-24-12
    Chirstopher CHATHAM, MA, United States 12-24-12
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    "Well-written, very well-read. Not my cup of tea."
    Where does Northanger Abbey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was not my taste, but it is a very excellent audio book. For me, it is last place among my likes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have liked more of a climax woth what happens with the characters and events.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when the main character is lied to and wronged.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Elegancy is overrated.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the narrator!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RoxanneDP-TX Houston, TX 06-15-13
    RoxanneDP-TX Houston, TX 06-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Brand New World"
    What did you love best about Northanger Abbey?

    As a first time listener of classical literature, I can only say that I was taken to a place in time which was new to me. What I liked best about the story was, being narrated the story. This made the classical literature much more interesting than my experiences previously in reading the print version. I also enjoyed Catherine in the story, I found myself relating to her innocent character, in some ways.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Catherine, the main character. I enjoyed her innocence and insightful comments, which amused me at times.


    What does Mary Sarah Agliotta bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This narrator brought the story back to that place & time in history in which it took place. Her voice & inflections helped with following the story, and made it much more enjoyable & engaging to me over reading the book. She had just the right voice for this story.


    Any additional comments?

    This story and narrator have inspired me to dig deeper into classical literature audio books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Fort Lee, NJ, United States 06-11-13
    Michele Fort Lee, NJ, United States 06-11-13
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    "Just Lovely"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Northanger Abbey to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Listening to this book was very engaging, I really felt as though I was right there with the main character Catherine.


    What does Mary Sarah Agliotta bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A soothing beautiful rhythm that takes you away to the time and place of the story.I was completely absorbed into the novel.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It wasn't just one moment but more Catherine's anticipation for the dances in Bath and then going to Northanger Abbey,


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KelDallas Texas 06-11-13
    KelDallas Texas 06-11-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Beautifully Jane Austen!!"

    What can one say about an Austen classic that has not been gushed before ... Nothing, other than listen again and again. As fresh today as when it was first in print in 1816.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Cicchetti Brooklyn, New York United States 06-03-13
    Andrew Cicchetti Brooklyn, New York United States 06-03-13

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    "Meant to be read aloud..perfect for Audible!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story, a light-hearted parody of Gothic novels, was meant to be read aloud as family entertainment. Given that, it is wonderfully suited for Audible. The narrator, Mary Sarah Agliotta, does the story justice with her clear and engaging narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The directness with which Austen addresses the reader is fascinating and reveals her own thoughts about various topics.


    What about Mary Sarah Agliotta’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Agliotta did a great job. Her narration is well-paced and engaging. Her voice is clear, soothing and otherwise quite pleasant.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Following the struggles and adventures of Catherine throughout this fantastic parody was entertaining.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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