Northanger Abbey (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.7 stars; 302 reviews)

Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine spends her time visiting newly-made friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and going to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother John Thorpe (Catherine's brother James's friend from university), and by Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his knowledge of history and the world. General Tilney (Henry and Eleanor's father) invites Catherine to visit their estate, Northanger Abbey, which, because she has been reading Ann Radcliffe's gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, Catherine expects to be dark, ancient and full of fantastical mystery. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(7 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 9:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 02 12:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 03 10:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 04 7:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 05 7:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 06 10:05 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 07 15:51 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 08 15:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 09 17:45 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 21:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 16:52 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 10:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 16:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 19:03 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 17:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 15:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 17 7:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 18 11:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 19 8:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 20 17:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 21 16:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 22 18:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 23 14:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 24 15:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 25 16:02 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 26 12:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 27 6:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 28 18:56 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 29 17:18 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 30 15:34 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 31 6:53 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Terrific Reader

(4.5 stars)

Thank you, Mz Klett for a terrific reading! This is not my favorite Austen novel but you made it quite a pleasure to listen to.!

Elizabeth Klett's Narration of Jane Austen

(5 stars)

Ms. Klett is nothing short of masterful in her narration of audiobooks. Her pleasant voice, impeccable diction, and spirited voices and accents she uses for each character makes listening to her a unique joy. Her remarkable talent is never more apparent that when she reads the works of a truly brilliant author such as Jane Austen. Her reading of Emma is every bit as wonderful. It simply cannot be performed any better.

Fantastic

(5 stars)

I had only ever read Pride and Prejudice as a school text a few years ago and loved it, but listening to Northanger Abbey was Fantastic. I found no fault in the narration and thoroughly enjoyed this recording.

another great read

(5 stars)

Another great read by Elizabeth Klett. It's clear and easy to understand and with subtle voice changes for each character make it a pleasure to listen to.

excellent

(5 stars)

Great reader, wonderfully creepy yet hardly romantic-love but not a lot of gushy stuff-simply a sweet, charming yet instructive tale (partly) on the danger of an overpowering and assuming imagination

It was okay-ish good.

(3.5 stars)

This audiobook has a wonderful reader, who clearly differentiates the characters with her voice, without making it comical. The book itself was good, but was also slow from maybe Chapters 20-25. It did (I was pleased to find) have those moments within the book, though, that has a girl getting excited or dissappointed for the heroine in her romance and saying, "Awwwww!" or "Go away already, you rude jerk! Mr. Tilney is going to think she's already taken!" So it does have some sweet parts, but also some slow parts. Not Austen's best work, but not her worst either.

One of Austen's best

(5 stars)

This book was a treat! I was skeptical at first because I'd seen the movie adaption, and although I found it cute it couldn't compare to the great adaptions of Sense & sensibility, Pride & Prejudice or Persuasion (all adaptions from 1995), which are all very alike their respective books - and therefore assumed that this book probably didn't have as much to offer. I was indeed mistaken. It was lovely! Very funny, and a much sweeter romance takes place than in most of JA's works. The characters are great, I think Mr Tilney might be my new favorite Jane Austen hero after Captain Wentworth, and Isabella & John Thorpe are probably the most annoying characters I have ever encountered in a book. The reader did a great job, I thank her for this experience!

Great reading

(4 stars)

Although not the best known of Austen's novels, it's equally as delightful, especially for readers acquainted with English Gothic novels that she satirizes so well.