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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (765 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Barron Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781415912362
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In her seventh captivating adventure, Jane Austen finds her crime-solving mettle put to the test in a confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Among the haunted ruins of an ancient abbey, Jane is drawn into a shadow world of dangerous secrets and traitorous hearts where not only is her life at stake—but so is the fate of England.

As Jane Austen stands before the abandoned ruins of Netley Abbey, she imagines that ghosts really do haunt the centuries-old monastery. But the green-cloaked figure who startles her is all too human and bears an unexpected missive from Lord Harold Trowbridge, one of the British government’s most trusted advisers—and a man who holds a high place in Jane’s life.Trowbridge tells Jane about a suspected traitor in their midst … and the disastrous consequences if she succeeds. But is Sophia Challoner, a beautiful widow with rumored ties to Emperor Bonaparte, really an agent of the enemy?

Dispatched to Netley Lodge, Jane sets about gaining the confidence of the mysterious and intriguing lady even as Trowbridge’s grim prediction bears fruit: a British frigate is set afire and its shipwright found with his throat cut. It’s clear that someone is waging a clandestine war of terror and murder. But before Jane can follow the trail of conspiracy to its source and unmask a calculating killer, the cold hand of murder will fall mercilessly yet again—and suddenly Jane may find herself dying for her country.

Elegantly intriguing, Jane and the Ghosts of Netley is a beautifully crafted novel of wit, character, and suspense that transports Jane and her many fans into a mystery of truly historical proportions—and a case that will test the amateur sleuth’s true colors under fire.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keilani Ludlow | 2/18/2014

    " See my review on Scargrave Manor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/13/2014

    " This series goes from strength to strength. I suspected the malefactor almost immediately, but the suspense of shifting loyalties kept me spellbound until the heartbreaking ending. I almost cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/7/2014

    " I LOVED ALL THE JANE AUSTEN MYSTERIES BUT SHE HAS STOPPED WRITTING THEM AND I NO LONGER READ HER STUFF. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/29/2014

    " Book number three in series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlin | 1/22/2014

    " Best one yet in this series. But sad ending so I immediately started the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2014

    " The hot guy dies?!? Okay since this was fiction, I had hoped that maybe Jane Austen would have a happy ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betsie Bush | 12/21/2013

    " I didn't even get through the first audio cassette... it was so boring and pretentious... it is possible that it gets better, but I didn't want to risk falling asleep while driving to find out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/6/2013

    " A page-turner to the end, and even then I didn't see the end coming! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 10/15/2013

    " Congrats. You've killed off the only interesting character in the series by way of a cobbled together ending that made little sense. Real smart move there. *shakes head* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Marie | 10/9/2013

    " Absolutely love these books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 6/4/2013

    " Oh, dear! Oh, dear! Nuf sed--I don't want to add a spoiler. If you've read it, you'll know what I'm referring to. I must get the next one right away to see how we can all carry on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariah Steinmetz | 4/30/2013

    " A good quick read. Fun and light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/24/2012

    " 7th Jane Austen mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julianne | 6/4/2012

    " This is a novel about Jane Austen! She is the sleuth in this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren Fidler | 3/27/2012

    " i've totally given up reading these in any specific order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 2/17/2012

    " Me gusta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/16/2012

    " This one made me very upset with Ms. Barron. It was 6 years before I could go back to this series. I was taking this way to o seriously! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Riley | 12/9/2011

    " I didn't see the ending coming! It's been a while since I read a mystery I couldn't solve first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kortney | 11/30/2011

    " All of the Jane Austen mysteries are great. I think that it is a clever series and a welcome addition addition to all things Austen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myrn | 9/10/2011

    " Oh no! Poor Jane! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 9/9/2011

    " I missed the ghosts, somehow. Oh, well. Another fun entry in the series. Adventure, hints as to who loves whom, and uncertainty right until the end. Unfortunately, one likes all the suspects, so whatever the result this is disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 7/25/2011

    " I am not a big Jane Austen reader but this was good and it was kept in the same type of language and settings. Not much in the way os suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keilani | 12/27/2010

    " See my review on Scargrave Manor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 7/30/2010

    " This series goes from strength to strength. I suspected the malefactor almost immediately, but the suspense of shifting loyalties kept me spellbound until the heartbreaking ending. I almost cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 6/15/2010

    " The most amazingly tragic book of this series! I am still sighing over the satisfying yet desperately sad ending. A complete must read, but the impact of the story won't have it's full effect unless you read the 6 previous books. It's an excellent series, so why not? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/29/2010

    " It always makes me sad to read anything about a failed romance in Miss Austen's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tomlinton | 7/17/2009

    " Great fun
    if not quite
    my Jane "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/3/2009

    " I was happy there was some progress with the romance with Lord Harold. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betsie | 5/19/2009

    " I didn't even get through the first audio cassette... it was so boring and pretentious... it is possible that it gets better, but I didn't want to risk falling asleep while driving to find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julianne | 3/22/2009

    " This is a novel about Jane Austen! She is the sleuth in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/11/2009

    " The hot guy dies?!? Okay since this was fiction, I had hoped that maybe Jane Austen would have a happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/6/2008

    " I LOVED ALL THE JANE AUSTEN MYSTERIES BUT SHE HAS STOPPED WRITTING THEM AND I NO LONGER READ HER STUFF.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariah | 7/28/2008

    " A good quick read. Fun and light. "

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About the Author
Author Stephanie Barron

Stephanie Barron attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She is best known for her critically acclaimed Jane Austen Mystery series.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.