The story of stubborn Cathy and wild-as-the-wind Heathcliff has been a favorite since its original publication in 1848. The novel begins with Lockwood, a tenant, taking up residence close to Wuthering Heights. His landlord, Mr. Heathcliff, proves to be surly, unfriendly and rude. When Lockwood discovers a mildewed book with the names Catherine Earnshaw, Catherine Heathcliff and Catherine Linton scratched on its cover he begins to read and starts on a strange tale that proves irresistible . .
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This is an amazing Book. It is a sad story involving hate, bitterness, revenge, and love. The actors who read it are amazing. I love the use of the two actors. I Highly recommend this audio book.
This is of course a wonderful story, but the female reader is dreadful! While trying to speak "British" English her American accents comes through again and again and is distracting. And Oh My when she tries to do Joseph's Yorkshire dialect, it is diabolical, not even recognisable as such. It's a shame since it spoiled my enjoyment of the reading
....I had seen so many people review it and, of course, Bella Swan deemed it her favorite book and I figured if a 16 year old girl could love it....than why not give it a try....HA!
This book was a bit hard for me to get into at first, mostly because of the 18th century English language.....it's hard to go from a modern day English written book to this type of book without a bit of a struggle at first.
Heathcliff was absolutely a deplorable retch of a human being and I had gotten it into my head that he was some kind of romantic wonderful person before I started the book so I was a bit confused in trying to work this thru my brain. Kathrine was essentially a spoiled brat that really only thought of herself and what would she get out of everything she did. So listening to this on audio and the horrible mental and physical abuse that went on.....I really was wondering why this was such a well-loved book....when the characters were anything but loveable and the story was soooooo dreary and dark.
Well....I admit.....I got sucked into the story and I began to really look at the characters and why they did the things they did......and it was that aspect that made me start to really like this book.....I enjoy a read that challenges me and makes me really think about the story line and this is exactly what I enjoyed about 'Wuthering Heights'...I think the fact that after 80% of the book being so severly depressing and dark there was some happiness that was found at the end and that made me feel there was hope in anything that happens in your life.....you just have to believe in it.
After having such a hard time getting into the book in the beginning and not feeling the same love of the book that the rest of the world did......When the book ended....I was in love with it.....and had a special respect for Emily Bronte having the courage to write such a novel.....and for me having the capabilities of being able to enjoy it in my lifetime. This IS a book that deserves to be loved and re-read many times. I'm glad to become a member of the "Wuthering Heights" club!....
I bought this as a part of a buy one get one classics sale. I am glad that I purchased it but also glad that it was only a half credit. There are two narrators and they are both okay...but the editing was fairly annoying and the long pauses and odd breaks really took me out of the story. If you can look past that though it's still a pretty interesting (if dark) story.
I really liked this book. It was a little hard to keep up with all the characters, because sometimes there were days I could not listen. Loved the story.
Don't be fooled by the nice and appropriately English sounding voice of the male reader on the sample... Most of the reading is done by a woman (narrating the bulk of the book, Ellen Dean's narrative) in the most ridiculous voice I have ever encountered on an audiobook. A strange mix of American, posh English and Cornish olde worlde speak. Entirely wrong for Yorkshire, all but incomprehensible when she attempts to tackle the dialogue sections in the book (which seem way beyond her understanding even) and generally ugly and poorly read anyway. So bad it almost entirely destroys the enjoyment of a classic book. Awful! Awful! Awful! Avoid!
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