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  • Wuthering Heights

  • By: Emily Brontë
  • Narrated by: Janet Paulson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

"Wuthering Heights" is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centers (as an adjective, "wuthering" is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Suicide

  • By Mrs EM on 11-09-17

Dreary

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Why is the title of the book and the reader's name read out at the end of every chapter? Would not recommend the book n general although it is a classic. The perfrmance is dreary - I suppose that matches the story!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Christopher Plummer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking Glass six years later, Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical tales have delighted the world with wildly imaginative and unforgettable journeys. While charming children with a heroine who represents their own feelings about growing up, the Alice stories are also appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A classic, but hard to hear

  • By Kindle Customer on 22-03-10

Difficult to listen to

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

This was extremely difficult to listen to because the volume frequently switched between being very quiet and very loud requiring constant changing of the volume control on my headphones (example the mad tea party where the door mouse is too quiet and the hare is too loud). On the plus side, the inclusion of the alternative ending is a good addition and it was useful having both Alice books combined into one audiobook.