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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.

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  • By Mrs EM on 11-09-17

Great book, mixed quality of narration

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Reviewed: 27-12-18

I’m not going to review the book itself except to say it’s a classic.

The narration on this book is of mixed quality. The reader’s normal reading voice is soothing and easy to listen to but when she goes into character as Catherine it is very grating.

I also found it a bit irritating that every chapter was introduced with the full name of the book and other information which spoils the flow of the book.