Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Austen tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books,, [2011]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗1982
ISBN: 9781449878481
Characteristics: 1 sound file (7 hr., 30 min.) :,digital.
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Additional Contributors: Gibson, Flo - Narrator


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May 13, 2019

Just finished the audiobook read by Flo Gibson ... it took me a while to get used to her voice but after a while I loved it because she was so good at being sarcastic - particularly with Henry Tilney. I adore this book. It's so funny, and has a sweet ending. I like all of Jane Austen's works but find this one the easiest to get through.

Apr 18, 2016

This was a reread for me, an unusual happening in general but I thought it was time to remember the book rather than the movies.
I also spent last year reading reading 5 of the Horrid Novels mentioned here, including The Mysteries of Udolpho and thought that would be another good reason to read this one again.

Oddly, at least in my eyes, reading all those classic gothic novels made this book less fun. The very novels this is satirizing are more fun, ridiculous and amusing than this one. It was like reading a moralizing story against the dangers of the novel. Maybe the movies and my memories left me thinking there was more to this book and this is just a bit of disappointment that it wasn't as good as I thought, or maybe I'm older and less inclined to find the heroine endearing, instead finding her an idiot inclined to be a simpleton. It's been too long since I first read it to remember what I really thought then.

It's still a good book and I love Austen's style but it's not a favorite.

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