Northanger Abbey

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Author(s): Val McDermid
Series: Austen Project Series No: 2
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.12 hours)
Product Number: Z08785
Released: Oct 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490630663
Narrator/s: Liz Pearce
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Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted thrillers. In Northanger Abbey, she delivers her own, witty, updated take on Austen's classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well-to-do acquaintance stirs her most macabre imaginings, with an extra frisson of suspense that only McDermid could provide. Cat Morland is ready to grow up. A homeschooled minister's daughter in the quaint, sheltered Piddle Valley in Dorset, she loses herself in novels and is sure there is a glamorous adventure awaiting her beyond the valley's narrow horizon. So imagine her delight when the Allens, neighbors and friends of her parents, invite her to attend the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh as their guest. With a sunny personality, tickets every night and a few key wardrobe additions courtesy of Susie Allen, Cat quickly begins to take Edinburgh by storm and is taken into the bosom of the Thorpe family, particularly by eldest daughter Bella. And then there's the handsome Henry Tilney, an up-and-coming lawyer whose family home is the beautiful and forbidding Northanger Abbey. Cat is entranced by Henry and his charming sister Eleanor, but she can't help wondering if everything about them is as perfect as it seems. Or has she just been reading too many novels? A delectable, note-perfect modern update of the Jane Austen classic, Northanger Abbey tells a timeless story of innocence amid cynicism, the exquisite angst of young love, and the value of friendship.

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Northanger Abbey
Product Number: BX00031713
Product Number:Z08785
Product Number:C03341

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Author(s): Val McDermid
Narrator(s): Liz Pearce
Series:
Product Number C03341
Released: Aug 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490630656
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Val McDermid
Narrator(s): Liz Pearce
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Product Number MP1420
Released: Nov 12, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490640235
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Author(s): Val McDermid
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Product Number EB00640631
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802180391

Professional reviews

"Even Liz Pearce's enthusiasm and talent with a variety of accents cannot make this story an enjoyable experience. In this updated version of the Jane Austen novel, home-schooled and overly imaginative Cat Morland jumps at the opportunity to go to Edinburgh with family friends for a festival. There she meets the shallow and irritating Bella Thorpe and her snarky, obnoxious brother, John. She also falls hard for and wrangles an invitation from hunky Henry Tilney to visit his ancestral home, Northanger Abbey, which sheÕs convinced hides secrets. Pearce's best effort is her portrayal of Bella Thorpe, whose nasal, high-pitched voice and habit of drawing out her words soooo often are perfect for her unlikable character. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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