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Publisher's Summary

"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be...I am Heathcliff...." Catherine Earnshaw's passionate statement reveals the core of Emily Bronte's tempestuous literary masterpiece. Meeting as children, Catherine and Heathcliff begin a relationship that grows into obsession as family, class, and fate work against them as much as their own jealous natures.

Public Domain (P)1981 by Recorded Books, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Flo Gibson is consistently one of the best cassette readers at work." (The Washington Post)

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  • Tamara
  • Dallas, TX, United States
  • 11-19-04

compelling and intense; the narrator grew on me

Like the previous reviewer, I was a little taken aback by the crackly voiced, "old lady-sounding" narrator at first. However, as the book proceded, I decided that I actually liked this narrator. Her voice works b/c much of the narration is told by the housekeeper, Nellie. Moreover, she does a fine job with the voices of the younger women and the accents of the locals, both male and female.

It had been years since I'd picked up Wuthering Heights, and this audio book was a pleasure. The cast of tortured characters and senseless and unjust wrongs propels one to continue even while questioning why such people should matter. They simply do. It is a disturbing, haunting story, with--at long last--a happy ending of sorts.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Better than reading it

I tried to read this book several times and just couldnt get into it- but then I saw this audio version and decided to give it antother shot.

It's kind of a bizzare story, but I also found it to be entertaining and interesting. The narration is fairly good as well.

If you always wanted to know what all the fuss is about regarding Wuthering Heights then this is the way to find out.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Caroline
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 10-31-06

Horrendous narration

This is a great story, at least from what I remember when I read it 10 years ago! I enjoyed some of the other classics on audio so much and decided to give this one a try. The narration is awful, so difficult to understand and it seems like it's on fast forward. I had to slow the narration on my ipod so that I could understand what was being said. Very disappointed at the quality of this audiobook, this is a first as I have enjoyed every other narrator I've heard thusfar. The one star is not directed at the story, but at the awful narration!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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wonderful narration of my favorite novel

I love the way the narrator doesn't just read the words, but changes her voice and accent with each character. She really made them come to life in my mind as I listened. Thank you Flo Gibson!

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  • Erin
  • danville, IN, USA
  • 10-02-06

very good

i couldn't get through this book in print but enjoyed it immensely on audio!

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  • Kristi
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • 09-29-05

I just HAD to read a classic...

I have been trying to read all the classics, and this one had been on my list for a while. YAWN. It was hard to hear/understand the narrator at points, which made an only mildly entertaining book a chore to get through.

I have noticed that many classics have more subtle themes and plot lines, but this one was quite dreary. It isn't a happy story, and it is slow going.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Drama and Evil

I'm still struggling with why people find this book so fascinating that they read it more than once. I can see how, 168 years ago, this book may have been so entrancing for those who read it. Maybe even 50 years ago, but it was more high drama, evilness of the villain, and naivety of the other characters than my taste can swallow. But for the sake of finishing the "classic" I pressed on.
At times it was difficult to discern one character from the next for the narrator didn't have a lot of differentiation in her voice.
All in all, I don't feel as though it weren't entertaining or interesting, I just feel it a bit over the top for my taste of romance and drama. I can now say I know the story, but I wouldn't seek out to read or listen to it again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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It's endurance

In this world of daily dysfunctional behavior with Donny Trump ruining our country, listening to this was endurance. Total endurance. Some enlightenment with manipulative people and their awful behavior. Also, why did everyone buy Isabella stay in the misery and dysfunction? Move on weirdos! Do something happy for once in your god forsaken lives. The reader is hard to listen to for me, especially after listening to the amazing reader of Emma I just enjoyed. So anyway, not my book but I feel more cultured having finally listened/read. I wouldn't buy this though. You can get audio book free on your library Hoopla site.

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Liked the story and the reader.

The reader's voice and tube was on point for the story and easy to follow. The story was interesting, exciting, and had a good measure of turns.

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  • KT
  • 05-10-17

The perfect way to read this classic tale!

Ms. Gibson had the perfect voice for Nelly Dean, our narrator. This reading contributed to my love of this classic tale of horror!