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Because finding non-abridged books is near impossible! Especially longer classics.  I'd much rather listen to the whole thing.

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Because finding non-abridged books is near impossible! Especially longer classics.


I borrow unabridged audiobooks from either Essex or Hertfordshire libraries, but not all the ones I want to read are available in that form.

You won't want to know this, but Northanger Abbey, read by Anna Massey, does come as an an unabridged audiobook

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Picked up this thread as a link from the thread on The Monk - one of the earlier gothic novels which I have just finished reading.  Read NA a lot of years ago and remember being a bit disappointed as it was the last of the Austin novels that I read having already read the others.  Did not know at the time that it was a parody of a gothic novel and having read very few others of the genre found the book a bit weak in comparison with other Austin books.  Having read The Monk and Dracula recently I intend to give NA another go and see if I can get a bit more out of it.  Have been a massive Austin fan for years and have read a number of her books repeatedly so am looking forward to rereading NA with a bit more understanding. 

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