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  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't listen to the end!

  • By Martin on 01-29-13

Horrible narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-15

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

  • By Jessica on 05-30-14

Horrible, horrible narrators!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Story was fine. Narrators ruined it.

What didn’t you like about Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performance?

First of all, I never leave reviews but was compelled to do this to spare others from this horrible experience. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse than Molly Quinn's nasal yet pitchy voice, they hired these two. In fairness to Sophie Turner, she may have a vey thick British accent but she did try to use an American"voice" for the New Yorker characters and made some half-hearted effort to inject some emotion into her reading (though Jace's humor and sarcasm were lost on her). Jason Dohring on the other hand, may be the worst narrator yet! He sounded like he was reading Dr. Seuss to a bunch of 5 year-olds! Really, it was insulting having to listen to him. I wish I didn't waste a credit on this and just read the book myself!

35 of 37 people found this review helpful