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Extended Audio Sample Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (105,556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Anna Massey Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Young and susceptible, Catherine Morland expects dark secrets and many dangers to be lurking in the hidden recesses of Northanger Abbey. In fact, the real obstacles lying in her path are more mundane, but just as serious as her imagined horrors.

Thought to be Austen's earliest novel, this audio version is read tremendously by Anna Massey, a much respected and prolific theatre, television, and film actress. 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 by Jennie Davis linhares | 2/6/2014

    " This is my favorite Austen book by far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Myridian | 2/6/2014

    " I've always liked Northanger Abbey and I enjoyed it more on rereading it than I remember having liked it to begin with. Certainly the main character is incredibly silly at times, but her sweetness of nature more than mitigates that. In addition, I remember knowing adolescents who were equally silly with that same heightened sense of drama which made the character sadly realistic to me. The story is engaging and furthermore, the romantic hero of Henry Tilney is my favorite of all of Austen's leading men. His intelligence and humor and genuineness all make me think I would prefer knowing him to Darcy any day of the week. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexandra | 1/28/2014

    " Being by the great Jane Austen, it's inevitable that this book be thoroughly entertaining and funny, with wonderful characters that you come to really love or hate. However, while I think we're meant to love the heroine, she's so ridiculous that I found it hard to put up with hearing her thoughts for a hundred or so pages. I know the book is satirical, but Catherine Morland's silliness just goes too far sometimes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Caris Rubenzer | 1/23/2014

    " I really did want to like this book, but the slow pace and 2-dimensional characters left me speed reading through to the very end, just so I could finish it. Perhaps it is the style of the book to be needlessly drawn out but I found it boring and a chore. I much preferred other Austen works such as Pride and Prejudice. "

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