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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Joanna Lumley Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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Jane Austen's classic tale, read by Joanna Lumley.

Northanger Abbey, a satire of Gothic melodrama, is one of Jane Austen's most popular works. When Catherine Morland is launched into the politics and pitfalls of the Bath social season, she behaves with the cheerful open-mindedness of one of Jane Austen's most eligible classic heroines. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 2/18/2014

    " Ok to listen to on a road trip but generally unimpressive and basically the exact same as every other book she's written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/10/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Widad Diab | 2/8/2014

    " This is the first Jane Austen novel that I've read and I absolutely loved it! Can't wait to read the rest of her work! I bought all of her novels! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 AT | 2/4/2014

    " I read this book about 7 years ago when I was 12. It was my first Jane Austen and I remembered not enjoying it. My teacher hand picked this for me, and I guess because I had to read it for school - might I mention, twice! - I didn't like it that much. I might read this again in the future to see if I'll enjoy it now that I'm more aware of what I'm reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 1/25/2014

    " I rarely ever enjoy literary satire and Northanger Abbey was no exception. I completed 20% before tossing it into the pile of very few books I have never finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sissy Radford | 1/25/2014

    " I just love everything written by Jane Austen! Yes, I am a Janeite run amok! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/21/2014

    " I see what she was trying to do here, but it comes off more frustrated and catty than satirical. It does make me glad that I live in the 21st century, though, and not the 18th. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Gilreath arnold | 1/9/2014

    " One of my fav Austen romance novels, Catherine's vivid imagination and tendency to daydream reminds me of myself as a young girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esme | 12/22/2013

    " My favorite Austen novel. A really good edition of it, too, complete with a map of Bath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esperanca | 12/3/2013

    " I like how easy it is to identify with the heroin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/12/2013

    " Call me behind the times but this is the first Jane Austen book I have read. I was glad to find out that I read the first novel written by her before I read the others. The heroine in this book (Catherine)was a sweet girl and it was enjoyable to see her introduction to "society". T "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathren | 10/31/2013

    " This is my favorite Jane Austen book, it is her try at a gothic novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Lynn | 5/12/2013

    " I liked this one! It was different from much of her other works and I found it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/5/2013

    " This was such a cute book! I liked the satire on Gothic romances; Catherine was so funny. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 3/16/2013

    " A bit more simple than Austen's later works, but still a great read. Adding The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe to my to-read list because of its frequent mention in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virag | 2/19/2013

    " This was a really nice, pleasant read. I guess it would qualify as "fluff" in Austen's time. Though it is an uncomplicated story, Northanger Abbey is imaginitive and I loved the character and plot development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wiebe Henk | 10/25/2012

    " If you've read the Bronte sisters, this novel will entertain with its parody of the sister's dark and always foreboding love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irem | 5/30/2012

    " 2,5 stars actually. I didn't quite understand where Jane Austen is trying to get at. I just couldn't figure out the point. Is definitely far beyond to be my favorite Austen book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renata Bendelá | 8/13/2011

    " Qualcosa di raro. Bello discurso fatto con leggera ironia ma anche con belle parole di quello secolo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 7/5/2011

    " I forget how much I love Jane Austen until I read Jane Austen. So deliciously bitchy and sarcastic in such a polite, witty, and charming way. The version of the book I had (I bought a Kindle version of her complete works for 99 cents) had a history of England piece that was a hoot. "

  • 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. "

  • 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.