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Northanger Abbey Audiobook

Northanger Abbey

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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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    Terry Williams 11-11-16 Member Since 2017

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    "The narrator is grating both on the ears & reason"

    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.

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    Jonathan H Barlow St. Louis, MO USA 11-01-16
    Jonathan H Barlow St. Louis, MO USA 11-01-16
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    "Reader mispronounces"
    Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Mary Sarah Agliotta?

    Jane Austen is great. The reader, however, misses the emphasis of sentences, mispronounces English place names, common words, etc.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Sarah Agliotta?

    Miss Cross from Rushmore


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Northanger Abbey?

    All are good


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    Tina 09-13-16
    Tina 09-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Edge of your seat."

    I was sitting on the edge of my seat while I was hearing the story unfold.

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    Douglas 07-28-16
    Douglas 07-28-16 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "So Very Charming!"

    We never see now the subtle charm and wit of Austen and so delicately cut commentaries on fine society. This is a little masterwork!

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    Hannah Meek 05-05-16
    Hannah Meek 05-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "my favorite Jane Austen book so far!!"

    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.

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    mama san francisco 09-01-15
    mama san francisco 09-01-15

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    "Horrible narration"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Deborah 04-03-15
    Deborah 04-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Quick moving story and happy ending"

    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

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    Kathleen H. Donnelly Vaughn WA 03-24-15
    Kathleen H. Donnelly Vaughn WA 03-24-15
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    "Wonderful again!"

    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.

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    Mary Atkins North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 01-08-15
    Mary Atkins North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 01-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I forgot to listen to the sample."
    What would have made Northanger Abbey better?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Austen again?

    I will be looking for another unabridged Northanger Abbey, and checking out the sample very carefully.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Wrong accent, from my point of view.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Northanger Abbey?

    None, ever, from a Jane Austen novel.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Customer Hagerstown, MD USA 12-18-14
    Customer Hagerstown, MD USA 12-18-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Boring"

    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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