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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 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

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

Great reading performance

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-19

I loved Joanne Froggatt’s performance. She plans the perfect mixture of drama and restraint. Her Heathcliff is a marvel of understated tension and scariness.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything is great!

  • By Emma Kent Dion on 19-10-18

Beautiful book, beautiful reading performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-18

Beautiful story about the possibilities of life and going out there and grabbing them. My goodreads review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1874796387?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

  • Barracoon

  • The Story of the Last Slave
  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Deborah G. Plant, Robin Miles
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Abducted from Africa, sold in America. The compelling true story of one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Barracoon recounts one man’s fight for freedom. After being illegally smuggled as 'Black Cargo' 50 years after the abolition of slavery, Cudjo Lewis spent nearly six years in captivity before being finally emancipated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important work by Hurston, read powerfully!

  • By Kindle Customer on 18-07-18

A tiny gem

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

One of my favourite audiobooks ever. The reading by Deborah Plant is a joy. I can’t comment on how authentic her reading of Cudjo’s speaking style is. But it works. A good example of a book which deserves to be listened to rather than read because of the oral storytelling tradition that informs it. Although very short it includes a very interesting analysis of the genesis and authenticity of the book, then Cudjo’s story (some of this is heartbreakingly sad), then some folk tales from Africa that he related to Hurston.

  • The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

  • A Biography
  • By: Miriam Pawel
  • Narrated by: Jackson Gutierrez
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In the first comprehensive biography of Chavez, Miriam Pawel offers a searching yet empathetic portrayal. Chavez emerges here as a visionary figure with tragic flaws; a brilliant strategist who sometimes stumbled; and a canny, streetwise organizer whose pragmatism was often at odds with his elusive, soaring dreams.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • amazing story, poor audio performance

  • By Anonymous User on 26-01-18

amazing story, poor audio performance

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

This book is incredible, a barely believable story about one of the most charismatic and strange figures in the recent history of the USA. Unfortunately the reading was not good at all, I am very tolerant of audiobook readings, I go with the flow generally, but this was one of the worst I have listened to, words mispronounced and not just once but the same word mispronounced several times in different ways; and making dramatic pauses in a sentence is fine but to do it in completely random places in the sentence is not.