Northanger Abbey (version 3 Dramatic Reading)


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(4.4 stars; 155 reviews)

Northanger Abbey follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's first visit there. She meets new friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and goes to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother, the rough-mannered, slovenly John Thorpe, and by her real love interest, 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, from her reading of Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, she expects to be dark, ancient and full of Gothic horrors and fantastical mystery. - Summary by Wikipedia

Narrators: Arie and Elizabeth Klett
Catherine Morland: Woolly Bee
Henry Tilney: Jason Mills
Isabella Thorpe: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Allen: Michele Eaton
Eleanor Tilney: Amanda Friday
General Tilney: Algy Pug
John Thorpe: Phil Benson
James Morland: BeniaminoMassimo
Mrs. Morland: Fiddlesticks
Mr. Allen: Norman Elfer
Mrs. Thorpe: Natalie Paula
Mr. Morland: inflected
Footman: Glenn O'Brien
Captain Tilney: Ivory Ballard
Sarah Morland: Frances Brown
Mrs. Hughes: Etel Buss
Anne Thorpe: thestorygirl
Maria Thorpe: Lydia

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Barr and Elizabeth Klett (7 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 1:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 9:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 13:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 9:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 8:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 7:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 8:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 16:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 15:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 19:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 20:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 16:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 11:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 17:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 18:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 18:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 15:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 8:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 11:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 8:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 18:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 18:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 20:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 15:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 16:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 17:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 15:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 6:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 19:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 18:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 16:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 7:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Wild animal


(5 stars)

Everything was great except General Tilney sounded like a wild animal.

alli


(3.5 stars)

What on earth was wrong with General Tillney? Otherwise, great book and great audio.

Almost perfect...


(3 stars)

This is a very lovely telling of a timeless classic, but I believe it could be better. The reader for the character of General Tilney is atrocious. At times, I had to follow along with the text because I could not make out what he was saying. I understand that his character is supposed to be a bit cold and rough, and that this is a volunteer production, but GT is not what I expected at all. It really almost ruined the audiobook for me.


(5 stars)

A typical Austin novel. The character readers add to the listeners' enjoyment. A good innocent love story.


(5 stars)

I love the cast of voices used, and the book really comes alive. This book has humor other Jane Austen books don't...case in point is the conversation between Henry Tilney and Catherine in Chapter 2. If you are an Austen fan though, you should definitely listen to this book!

Beautiful story


(4 stars)

I would have given it 5 stars if not for the General's voice and the different characters reading passages regarding themselves that weren't their own character's speaking. All in all, though, an excellent reading.


(4 stars)

Great reading. Enjoyed it very much. The only character voice that bothered me as it was difficult to understand and actually annoying was General Tilley.


(4.5 stars)

Definitely enjoyable! My one complaint is that it was difficult to understand the accent of the reader for General Tilney.