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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (105,268 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of Gothic novels by her new friend Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance.

When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/19/2014

    " I liked this book, but I think I mostly liked it because I had seen the movie and remembered the adorable Mr. Tilney. He's not as lovable in the book, there is just not enough dialogue between him and Catherine for a good romance in my opinion. It was still a fun read in true Jane Austen style. It is kind of fun to have the author/narrator character in play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/19/2014

    " I love Jane Austen. Another great live story but this book had a much different feel than her others I have read. I feel like the ending of this book was rushed and could've been better but I think she died before she was finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jutta | 2/14/2014

    " i enjoyed this one. i'm surprised at how much i enjoy jane austen's writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/12/2014

    " love JA's take off on the Gothic novel "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alanah Bresnehan | 2/1/2014

    " Hate this Jane Austen book. The characters annoy me. The story line annoys me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cessie | 1/12/2014

    " Jane Austen never was one of my all time favourite authors so far, so I wasn't too thrilled to see her on my list of books to read for this semester. At the same time I was determined to take this challenge and make it worthwhile. And who would have thought... I fell in love... more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/12/2014

    " This book was fun! Definitely doesn't top Jane Austin's amazing Pride and Prejudice or Emma for me, however I thought her narration was just pure entertainment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekahsignedon | 11/16/2013

    " One of my favorite Austen books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Umut Babilon | 11/9/2013

    " I like Jane Austen's style, another good example for that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 9/28/2013

    " Too much fluff for me no substance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli | 8/26/2013

    " Lalalalalalove it. The biting, clear wit, the moral core--"If I won't be persuaded to do a wrong thing, I certainly won't be tricked into it!"--the characters that could be caricatures if drawn by a less deft hand. It's perfect Austen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgina | 6/28/2013

    " A little bit more entertaining than PP, but it is really always the same with Austen.If you read one,you have read them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 6/18/2013

    " Reading as an audiobook through librivox; it's been a long time between Austens & I am surprised by the strength of her social & cultural critique - way ahead of 'romance genre' novelists. There's a nice little aside on the nature of novels already. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 5/23/2013

    " I felt like it took a bit more for me to get into this then it usually does for a Jane Austen book, but in the end I'm glad I stuck it out and read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Innes Goodall | 3/3/2013

    " I loved this. I always have, and always will. I am but a humble Jane Austen fan girl, who has read this many times and loves it above all Austen's other works. It was thrilling, romantic, and now any man I marry must understand muslin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess Matthews | 12/11/2012

    " This was my second (maybe third?!) time reading Northanger Abbey, and it most defiantly remains my favourite of Jane Austen's works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla - View From My Kave | 4/30/2012

    " This was my first Austen and i was surprised at how much i enjoyed it. i do want to mention that i listened to an audio book version so i didn't actually read it. for me the audio book was a great way to get used to the writing style. I look forward to read more of Austen's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 4/26/2012

    " Jane Austen's angry Nancy Drew "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 4/18/2012

    " I know it's Jane Austen but for some reason I did not like the characters nor the story. It was my least favourite Jane Austen book. "

  • 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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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Juliet Stevenson is a British actress on stage and screen and notably a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared in popular films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Mona Lisa Smile. She was honored as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. She received further recognition when she was nominated for several BAFTA Awards, and she earned an Olivier Award for her role in Death and the Maiden.