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Northanger Abbey Audiobook

Northanger Abbey

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When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.

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    "Excellent narration of a classic"

    There's nothing like a Jane Austin novel to demonstrate the family values of the Regency period in England. This story, of a rather sheltered young woman and her wild imagination, shows the horrors of reading too many novels. Plenty of humor throughout and misunderstandings galore. Absolutely top shelf narration is the icing on the cake.

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    I have never "read" a Jane Austin book before, but listening to this one was quite entertaining as well as historically interesting. A light book, full of fun.

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    "The only narrator for Jane Austin!"

    A long time fan and frequent re-reader of Jane Austin's books, when I decided I wanted to listen to Austin, I found it hard to find a narrator I could tolerate. Finally, I stumbled upon Juliet Stevenson and at last found a narrator who, for me, captured Jane Austin. If I were to compare her to someone else, I'd have to say Simon Vance reading Charles Dickens - a pure delight to listen to.

    I will be seeking out more Jane Austin narrated by Juliet Stevenson, and I see that she's recorded other classics as well. Yeah!

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    "Delightful Jane Austen"

    The narrator's portrayal of the heroine was perhaps a bit too vapid, though perhaps Miss Austen really did write her that way to a certain degree. At any rate, I found humor and wit in the writing and the character. The heroine, Catherine Moreland, has some character flaws, largely developed in her by an addiction to Gothic novels. Miss Austen's satirical treatment of that genre makes this a very engaging novel.

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    Except as a BBC series with great actors. I'm sorry, I just couldn't finish this in spite of the excellent reader. Maybe I'll try again someday.

    The young women are just too silly and dense (at least in the first hour) and the guys down right annoying.

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    "You Can't Go Wrong with Jane Austen"

    I bought this book as a daily deal because this is one of the few Jane Austen works I am unfamiliar with. I didn't relate to the main character at all, but she is very likable. I enjoyed the story and the narrator was excellent. My favorite character is the male lead, but even he is pretty flawed. The story is an acerbic take on, well, several topics, lol. Shallowness, "flirting", ignorance, money, and last but not least gothic novels.

    The narrator did not change voice for the characters, but it was like listening to Emma Thompson read a story, so she is easy to listen to.

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    "Fairly uneventful"

    This is my first exposure to Northanger Abbey. As a fan of Jane Austen's I thought it was not quite on par with Pride & Prejudice nor Sense & Sensibility. Though bit trite at the start it did even out eventually with some substance. The intrigue was very mild and the ending a bit bland. Nonetheless Austen's mastery of vocabulary & prose is always a delight.

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    "the privileged class and their idle interests"

    I should just remember that I hate Jane Austen books and never buy them again!

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    Finished only because I paid for it. very disappointed in the story. seemed to drag on with miniscule things. could have been so much better.

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    Wonderful narration on a classic work by H. Austen. Funny, moving, as enjoyable to listen to as to read. The narrator is one of the best for Jane Austen work.

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