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Janet McTeer's narration of this tragic classic is as near perfect as is possible to imagine. She gives each character complete plausibility to a point where I was feeling an empathy for even the darkest and cruelest of them.
The oppressive atmosphere created in the novel is wonderfully maintained and I felt I was transported to the windswept moors to witness this dark tale. Very highly recommended!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
If you haven't read this classic, you're missing out. Cleverly written, and the two narrators carry off the storytelling in a way that makes the story come alive.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Put this book on your list. No reading list is complete without it.
Emily Bronte here offers the classic Gothic novel. Dark secrets, vindictive villains, retribution, mystery... it's all included. The tale is a dark one. It has a semi-happy ending, but for the most part the story keeps to a dark, somber mood.
I enjoyed the recording. Janet McTeer and David Timson are two of my favorite narrators, and they put on first rate performances for this novel. Sound quality is excellent.
If you are looking for a happier book along the same lines then try Jane Eyre by Emily's sister, Charlotte Bronte. I prefer Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights, but would suggest listening to both.
31 of 31 people found this review helpful
I had never read Wuthering Heights and therefore did not know what I was in for and for the first hour almost quit listening because the characters struck me as so odd. But slowly the characters grew on me and I felt I had to continue it just so I could find out what happened to the miserable lot of people and also in the hope that some good would prevail in the end. I guess the ending was as good as it could be based on the sad portrayal of human character displayed by Heathcliff and Earnshaw. At times it was almost painful to go on listening.
The narrator (the housekeeper and other female characters) had a wonderful soothing voice that told the story so well and I felt like Mr. Lockwood wanting her to keep talking so I could hear the full story as well.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful