Northanger Abbey (version 3 Dramatic Reading)


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(4.2 stars; 36 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.

(5 stars)

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

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.

Too many voices

(3 stars)

The narrator has a lovely voice and does quite well until other people come in. There are jumps to other voices during the narration about different characters. Not just other voices doing the words that the character is saying. For example you'll have another voice cut in and say what that character is doing and thinking. It a little confusing and unnecessary. I understand that it's a dramatic reading but the narrator needs to stay the same. I almost changed versions because of this but I was driving and didn't want to stop.

alli

(3.5 stars)

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