An excellent, spellbinding reading of a complex, dark classic. David Timson and Janet McTeer give brilliant performances, he telling Mr. Lockwood's part of the tragic tale, and she Ellen Dean's. Their voice characterizations of the other characters are perfectly done, both actors shifting easily from the King's English to authentic Yorkshire dialect. (McTeer's clear rendering of Joseph's nearly unintelligible dialect is particularly laudable.) Highly recommended.
This highly emotional story is often refereed to as a love story, but it is not my definition of love. I would say it's an obsession & selfishness story. Never-the-less, it is worthy of it's place among the ranks of "Great Literature".
love that was with held from both ends ...was finally given a chance in time to blossom after life.
my favorite part is when Catherine said "whatecer our souls might be, he is more myself than I am" how cruel they were to love is really hard to not speak about but what is worst is that they denied themselves the love they deserved...sad I say it be
The story is amazing but I would suggest getting one with different narrators. Janet irritated me within 3 lines. Smacking her lips and not able to apply proper infliction to her voice. Completely disappointed.
Their were too narrators, one who spoked for the story told by nelly and the second narration was by a man who told the story of mr. Lokewood. They were terrible narrators both. Extremely slow
History repeating itself
Nelly Dean had a unique and level headed perspective and is the narrator.
No it didn't really.
This book is fairly long and sometimes has a long narrative when it could be shortened. It was a decent story of overall strife. Wasn't the most uplifting story out there but I wasn't expecting it from this classic. It was entertaining and a good read. The two narrators was a nice touch and Janet McTeer did a fantastic job.
Emily Bronte's book Wuthering Heights, while splendidly written with praiseworthy style and form, was ultimately an exhausting tale of misguided love. My opinion may be due to the irremovable precepts of my own context, which prevents me from diving in to Gothic mindset. Nevertheless, I found Heathcliff to be unbearably unrealistic. The depth of his malice was not at all justified. While I have no doubt that childhood experiences has the potential to influence our whole life, Heathcliff's reaction to lost love was purely insane and unsympathetic. I find no need to comment on the other characters, for their flaws and virtues were somewhat more believable, and skillfully portrayed. My main qualm lies with Heathcliff, who in turn, lies mingling in the earth with Catherine.
Wuthering Heights is such a beautiful dark love story. The performers are excellent! This audio book tops my list.
Janet McTeer brings to violent, passionate life the legendary tale by Bronte.
I was mostly familiar with the story from the film and TV versions, which do not do justice to the novel's unearthly intensity and powerful feelings. Despite the familiarity, the story managed to surprise you at every turn, and the neglected second half of the novel is every bit as good as the first half.
Heatchcliff is as much a Shakespearean monster as Macbeth or Richard III, but he more than meets his match in Cathy, the daughter of his beloved.
There is some joint narration by David Timson, which is annoying, but soldier on to the point where McTeer takes over as Nelly Dean and recounts this astonishing story.