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  • Wuthering Heights

  • An Audible Exclusive Performance
  • By: Emily Brontë, Ann Dinsdale - introduction
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt, Rachel Atkins - introduction
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

The unapologetic intensity with which Emily Brontë wrote this story ensures that it will forever be considered one of the greatest works of English literature. A passionate tale of a chaotic and often violent love, Wuthering Heights transcends your average romance and, with its Gothic undertones, takes the listener on a journey through one man's lustful hunt for revenge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Volume levels all over the place

  • By Anonymous User on 04-06-18

I know it's a "classic" but.......

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-18

The narration by Joanne Froggatt was fantastic, the accents, voices etc really worked well. BUT the audio volume levels are all over the place at times and I found myself regularly playing with the volume control - sort it out Audible! But most of all, I know this is a classic book and everything, but I just don't like the story. And I don't like the characters. Nor do I care about what they get up to next, so I just didn't really engage with this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925

A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Daniel on 09-12-17

Hmmm........

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-18

Seems like i'm in the minority here, but much as I wanted to like it, I just wasn't that impressed with this one. The cast, voices and narration were brilliant; the "atmospheric" music and background noises OK but a little intrusive at times, but it was the story that just didn't hook me in. It was pleasant enough but rather predictable and I just didn't care enough about the characters. I'm disappointed that I didn't enjoy it more.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Northanger Abbey

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austen's best work brought to life

  • By S Plateau on 31-07-17

Dramatised Northanger Abbey

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Any additional comments?

Lovely adaptation and Emma Thompson as the narrator/Jane is superb. However this was my first dramatised audible book and it took a bit of getting used to. The background noises were very off putting and sometimes it was a little difficult to understand which character was speaking. Having said all that, it was very enjoyable!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful