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Catherine Tilney had settled in for a quiet, respectable, distinctly non-Gothic English life in the countryside with her husband, the Reverend Henry Tilney. Unfortunately, a quiet, respectable, distinctly non-Gothic life had not settled itself for her. An original sequel to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, Nachtstürm Castle whisks the reader and its heroine away to the border countries in the Austrian Alps, where adventure, mistaken identities, lost heirs, and terrifying butlers lurk.

©2009, 2017 Emily C. A. Snyder (P)2017 Emily C. A. Snyder

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Fun Gothic Adventure

Not sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised by this gothic tale. I liked the "story within a story" aspect and the author's personal notes. Catherine was such an amusing character and I chuckled every time that she thought it was all just an elaborate setup, perpetrated by her husband. The carriage scene was hilarious! The characters and setting, along with the great plot, added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful and brought the story to life. I thoroughly enjoyed Nachsturm Castle and would recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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Austen Fans Rejoice. Perfect Sequel to N. Abbey.

I am a huge Jane Austen fan. I have read all of her books multiple times. Northanger Abbey has one of the best male characters that Austen writes. This book is a perfect sequel to Northanger Abbey. It is written in the same style with similar humor and remains faithful to the characters. Allow me to give you some quotes to illustrate, "Alas, if an author is allowed two alases in a chapter." "This is the shortest chapter containing only 144 words." The tongue-in-cheek style continues throughout the book. It is simply delightful.

The plot in this book is more substantial than in the original Northanger Abbey. Henry takes his bride to a real Gothic castle for a belated honeymoon. Spoofing the original satire, Catherine believes that Henry has arranged for all the terror they encounter so she does not believe that she is really in danger. This makes for both some genuinely eerie and genuinely humorous scenes. The couple must solve the mysteries that the castle contains. Who is this woman that looks exactly like Catherine? What is the curse that seems to afflict all the former barons? The story is suspenseful, intriguing, and funny. The narrator does an excellent job of performing the characters and setting the mood. I will check out all the books of both the author and the narrator. Well done. I was given this free review copy of this audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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not for me but not bad either

I was gifted this book in audio format in order to write an honest review.

I DNF'd it. The book started off strong, it was a bit slow but once i got into it- the story was engaging. (it is a bit over 5 hours long in audio) with about 2 hours left something happened- i don't know what and then i was just confused. i tried to rewind, figure out what was going on but there were characters that i didn't remember hearing before and i was just totally lost. i had to stop.

i think if you are a huge austin fan- and in particular a fan of Northanger abbey (which i thought i was but i guess not) you might do better with this than i did. it has a very JA feel to it. it is well written, clean, just not for me.

the narration is super great. great pace and inflection. the narrator is top notch.

would i try another book by this author- sure- i'm just not a gothic fan i think- though i was enjoying the mystery until i got lost- would i listen to this narrator again- definitely!

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A Story Within a Story

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

This book is a little unusual as the writer herself points out. Right when this ghostly tale reaches its apex, the storyline is interrupted to recount the moment in a faraway past when the "course" hanging over the castle was cast. I'm not sure that was the best decision however. I would have probably enjoyed it more if the background story was given at the beginning. Somehow I don't think it obtained the sought-after effect.
It is a gothic tale for sure and the characters are pleasant enough. You won't be disappointed if you are in search of ghosts, secret passages, evil presences, and the victory of good over evil. It's all there and the author uses her great writing skills to make it a pleasant experience. The narration was also well done. All in all a pleasant audiobook to listen to.

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Not what I expected

I found this slow going to begin with. I was looking forward to reading it because I love anything Jane Austen even adaptation.

But this one is not for me but others might like it. I just found it slow and confusing in a certain area.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fantastic!

This was my first gothic satire and honestly I didn't think I would like it at first but I loved this! Fantastic narration and interesting and unique story! Highly recommend!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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Not bad

Let me start by stating that this is not my normal genre. I am unfamiliar with Austen and the overall style, however I do love a good mystery. Although my first of this type and not really my cup of tea I believe it was well written an expertly narrated. If I enjoyed this style of book I would listen to this author again, my tastes do not change the fact that Im sure this was an excellent book for the genre. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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a nice book?

ok.. i do like this genre very much and the book was nice but nothing special or outstanding it was a nice listen the narrator it was nice as well

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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