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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (105,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Joanna Lumley Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Jane Austen skewers the novelistic extremes of her day made popular in many 18th-century Gothic potboilers. Dilapidated castles, locked rooms, inexplicable chests, enigmatic notes, and tyrannical fathers all figure into Northanger Abbey, but with a decidedly sardonic twist. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie Davis linhares | 2/12/2014

    " This is my favorite Austen book by far! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 1/23/2014

    " This book leaves me with no doubt of which is my favorite Austen book. And it is not this one. I can now say that I have read Northanger Abbey and that I never have to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/18/2014

    " I was surprised to find that I quite liked the heroine of this novel - described as uninterested in learning past being able to read, doing anything worthwhile at all and rather insipid as a whole within the first chapter. Qualities I DID like, were being rough and tumble and quite often outdoors, as well as her stubborn streak. This being said, it is the first Austen novel I have read that hero and heroine seemed destined for each other from the start, from both of their personalities and interactions with one another and were kept apart the novel entire by circumstances out of their power. I liked very much the novel as a whole and found myself entirely engaged while reading it. On to Persuasion for my little end of winter Austen marathon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayte | 12/14/2013

    " So different from her other works it was a pleasure to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander Smith | 11/23/2013

    " Some funny send ups of the gothic and some great writing but the story is ultimately toss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefania | 11/9/2013

    " A little bit disappointing at the end, maybe because of the quickness of the ending..but it's been amazing the whole time I've been reading it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dariosk | 10/26/2013

    " I'm glad we have Austen's POV of her time, but as a novel this one is not that good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/20/2013

    " The fastest-paced of Austen's works, Northanger Abbey is a delightful read. (Even if I would prefer a real gothic novel to this parody.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurann | 9/5/2013

    " I love Jane Austen. I love classic, romantic books. Loved this book, that's not a big surprise!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 7/20/2013

    " "You have gained a new source of enjoyment, and it is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy T | 7/16/2013

    " I liked this book. I like how the this book ended for Catherine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 5/30/2013

    " My favorite Austen book, Catherine is a real comedy character. Enjoyable read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luisa | 1/5/2013

    " This was a fun book to read. It's about young love with mistakes like young people make. It felt like less of a great romance, like others of Jane Austen's novels, but more of a simple romance; but I still loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 8/23/2012

    " Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice are my favorite Jane Austen novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael MacLean | 7/5/2012

    " I actually prefer this book to Pride and Prejudice. It's not only a coming of age story, but a book about novel-writing and reading itself. It's compelling and nothing seems superfluous and Austen's wit comes clearly through every character and narration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 4/4/2012

    " For the first proper classic I've finished all the way brought I have to admit it wasn't that bad, the language was confusing half the time and it tended to ramble but the connection between Kathryn and henry was sweet and plot was easy to follow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 9/7/2011

    " My least favorite of the Jane Austen books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/20/2011

    " A very funny novel. Austen manages to lampoon gothic novels and at the same time stay true to her own writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthette | 5/17/2011

    " This is one of the more neglected of Austen's works, and I don't know why: it's hilarious. Mr. Tilney is one of the most unique male heroes in her body of books, and all of the gothic novel spoofery simply delights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 5/16/2011

    " It was good. Definitley one of her first books. It is sweet and innocent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 5/14/2011

    " My first book on my Kindle... Loved this Austen book--- probably because I could seriously relate to the heroine... Was so similar at 17. It was simply a pleasure to read complete with several chuckle out loud scenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 5/14/2011

    " Another Austen classic. I for one will not tire of reading classic literature like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/12/2011

    " My first and so far only Jane read and lots of fun. Very readable/modern in it's
    style. Compare it to say James Fenimore Cooper writing much later but so much harder to read. Contains a very early literary reference to "base ball". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie-claude | 5/12/2011

    " Je l'ai lu en français en format électronique. J'ai aimé. Comment ne pas aimer Jane Austen? La finale m'a étonnée. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/6/2011

    " It's clear this was an early work, although I wasn't aware of that fact until I finished it. But I found it witty enough, just very rushed at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/2/2011

    " After a trip to Bath, it was time to read this Austen classic which I have not read. Lovely read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 esterb | 5/2/2011

    " A most delight­ful read. This is Austen’s first book writ­ten and it is (there­fore) the most unpol­ished. And it shows in her style. It is less diplo­matic and styled than her later works. And that is exactly what I liked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/2/2011

    " weak female leads. Frustrating Jane. I didn't expect that, not even for your first book. I hope no girl is as naive as Catherine.

    Good story, but lacking in dialogue. "

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Author Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is considered by many scholars to be the first great woman novelist. Born in Steventon, England, she later moved to Bath and began to write for her own and her family’s amusement. Her novels, set in her own English countryside, depict the daily lives of provincial middle-class families with wry observation, a delicate irony, and a good-humored wit.