Wuthering Heights

  • by Emily Brontë
  • Narrated by Michael Kitchen
  • 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michael Kitchen gives us a masterclass in narration with this intelligent and believable performance of Emily Brontë's classic work. Listeners will be swept up in Heathcliff and Cathy's turbulent love affair, not to be released until long after the final word.
The only novel written by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and at first was thought to be the work of Emily's sister, Charlotte, the author of the classic Jane Eyre.
Wuthering Heights tells the tale of Heathcliff, a young orphaned gypsy boy, who is brought to the windswept moors of Yorkshire by Mr Earnshaw, the master of Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff's childhood there is riddled with bullying and humiliation, but the master's daughter, the precocious and untameable Cathy, becomes his ally, and a childhood fondness for one another grows to a great passion.
Following a misunderstanding, Heathcliff believes that Cathy has rejected him, and he leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return after three years have passed. When he returns, now mysteriously rich, he learns of Cathy's marriage to another and vows to focus his passionate nature on merciless revenge. Heathcliff's retribution proves so destructive that left in its wake are not only his enemies, but the very object of his obsession and, ultimately, himself.

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What the Critics Say

"Search no further. A masterful vocal talent has found a masterpiece of world literature to perform....Kitchen's intoxicatingly rich voice is the perfect medium for Bronte's romantic lyricism....His interpretation is so precise and intelligent....Michael Kitchen has given a long-awaited voice to a timeless classic." (AudioFile)

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Spellbinding

Michael Kitchen brings this timeless classic to life in a way that really lets you enjoy the intensity of the relationships between the characters. Your involvement in the story is total.

If you have to study this work as part of educational studies (unfortunately the way most of us encounter it) this recording is the way to make it stick in your head and thoroughly enjoy it.

Once you start listening to it make sure you have the rest of the day at your disposal as you won't want to stop!
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- George

Loved it!

Wuthering Heights is one of those classics I have always meant to read but never quite managed it, so decided download it instead. I loved the story and it was every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. What added to the experience was the beautiful storytelling by Michael Kitchen, making all the characters come to life and I felt without any dodgy Yorkshire accents!
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- E

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios