Northanger Abbey and Persuasion with The History of England and Poems

Written by:
Jane Austen
Narrated by:
Alison Larkin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2018
19 hours 44 minutes
Award-winning narrator and internationally acclaimed writer/comedienne, Alison Larkin brings depth and wit to this rich, hugely entertaining audio production of Jane Austen's last two great novels Northanger Abbey & Persuasion.
The novels are followed by The History of England, a short satirical piece in which the teenage Austen writes about the kings and queens of England with less respect (and more wit) than any British newspaper, and Poems, a selection of lesser known, mostly comic verses that Austen wrote to entertain family and friends.
"This is a particularly enjoyable rendition of (Northanger Abbey) because Larkin understands that Austen was sending up Gothic novels and never lets the parody out of earshot." - The Christian Science Monitor

"Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect English accent sweep the listener back in time, right into the lives of the characters...Austen's poems are astute and whimsical, and Larkin's voice echoes the author's artistry." AudioFile Magazine
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What a difference it makes to an audiobook if the narrator is the perfect fit for the writer. Larkin and Austen are a match made in heaven. This is a truly glorious recording by my absolute favorite narrator. The wit, depth and emotion is all there. I laughed out loud several times and I cried too. I think Alison Larkin sounds as Jane Austen might have sounded - and what a wonderful addition the poems are at the end. I had never before heard them - and to think that Austen wrote man of them when she was still a teenager! What a treat. Thank you!

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