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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Jill Balcon Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen's works. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/17/2014

    " Can't believe I never realized how funny Austen is before. I am so glad about being in "Janeites" this semester and I that I have an excuse to be reintroduced to Ms. Austen :) Northanger Abbey is well worth the read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manvsbooksclub | 2/11/2014

    " Highly recommend! Great Austen gothic romantic, humourous, and witty novel! ~Manvsbooksclub "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2014

    " I really liked this book. The main couple were likeable and the sarcasm in the book was more prevalent than I've noticed in Austen's other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten Swanson | 2/8/2014

    " I liked it right up until the end. Catherine was a lovely character, and I enjoyed Austen's remarks about writers. Unfortunately the ending happened a bit abruptly and the resolution of the main drama was only secondhand. Very unsatisfactory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/7/2014

    " The style of books I like to return to but not one of my favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wiebe Henk | 2/2/2014

    " 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 Margie | 1/31/2014

    " This is my least favorite Austen novel. "

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

    " I had never read Northanger Abbey before. While I love Jane Austen's S/Sensibility and P&P, I wasn't terribly impressed with this one. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't the best, either. I think I may give it another go some time in the future and see if I change my mind. I thought the main protagonist, Catherine was ditzy and I kept wanting to yell at her! She was a terrible judge of character and was always jumping to conclusions. I thought the story itself was rather simplistic when compared to other Jane works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurann | 1/18/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/14/2014

    " Not my absolute favorite Ausen novel, but still engaging and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Rose | 1/11/2014

    " This is by far my favourite Austen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/28/2013

    " This wound up being my favorite of the Jane Austen's novels, mainly because it's such a cleverly written, wonderful pastiche of the Gothic literary tradition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Meadows | 12/3/2013

    " More delicious characters and situations from my favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Innes Goodall | 7/31/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 4/23/2013

    " Typical Austen, without a female character as memorable as Elizabeth or Emma. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie Goforth | 9/30/2012

    " I haven't read this in years. Had almost forgotten the plot. Definitely not my favorite Austen. A bit too sarcastic throughout for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth Bier | 5/7/2012

    " Good read since it is Austen, but not my favorite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley Wiygul | 3/4/2012

    " Homey, and loaded with details. Descriptions galore. Typical Austen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melisa | 11/24/2011

    " It is quite slow up to chapter 17, now is getting more interesting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Nesbit | 10/28/2011

    " I'm another one in the Jane Austen Fan Club. I like everything she wrote. The style is too "slow" or culture/lifestyle-focused for some people, but when given a chance, it's completely amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beatrice | 5/28/2011

    " The most annoying novel Jane Austen ever wrote. "

  • 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.