Northanger Abbey

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Austen's first major novel, a parody of the popular literature of the time, is an ironic tale of the romantic folly of men and women in pursuit of love, marriage, and money. The humorous adventures of young Catherine as she encounters "the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath" lead to some of Austen's most brilliant social satire. There is Catherine's hilarious liaison with a paragon of bad manners and boastfulness; her disastrous friendship with an unforgettably crass coquette; and a whirl of cotillion dances with their timeless mortifications. A visit to ancient Northanger Abbey, the ancestral home of the novel's handsome hero, excites the irrepressible Catherine's hopes of romance amid gothic horrors. But what awaits her there is a drama of a different kind, in this most youthfully exuberant and broadly comic of Jane Austen's works.


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Customer Reviews

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Better than reading the book!

Although an Austen fan this was not one of my favourite books, however the audio was free with the ebook, and I have to say the narration made the story so much more enjoyable. Would listen to this narrator again. She did the Thorpes very well. Good range of voices for the different characters.
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- marie theresa lilley

A good reading of my least favourite Austen novel

Where does Northanger Abbey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This isn't Austen's most sophisticated work, but May gives a quietly spirited reading all the same. She brings out the irony without over-emphasising it and has a sympathy for the text. An enjoyable listen.

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- Roman Clodia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-01-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.