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3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Bronte Narrator: Emma Messenger Publisher: Trout Lake Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Wuthering Heights Audiobook is an easily downloadable version of Emily Bronte's brilliantly wrought masterpiece, "Wuthering Heights." Her only novel, this 19th-century British romance brings together the complex story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, their lives destined by Fate to be so intertwined that even death cannot separate them.

Part romance and part Gothic tale, the novel flows in layers from the pen of Bronte. Growing up on the Yorkshire moors, Bronte is accustomed to dark, cold and often desolate days in a natural environment far removed from the cheerful optimism that a sunny climate might bring.

From the first chapter when Mr. Lockwood writes in his journal about his initial visit to Wuthering Heights its supernatural encounters, to the final chapter that brings about the ultimate destinies of these two star-crossed lovers, with all the family clashes in between, "Wuthering Heights Audiobook" takes listeners on a ride through time and space filled with enough emotional highs and lows to satisfy the most demanding of literary critics.

As the twig is bent, so shall the twig grow.

In this particular case, the twig is Heathcliff, an orphaned servant boy Mr. Earnshaw brings home from his travels in faraway lands. A Moor, poor and with no roots or family to call his own, he finds himself cast in 19th-century England, in a family where he is ridiculed because of his low birth, in a land where social class observes lines so distinctively drawn there is no way to surmount them. Clashes among the social classes are as certain as the pain resulting from unrequited love, a love that transcends even Death itself.

Author Emily Bronte wrote, as did her sisters Ann and Charlotte, under a pseudonym. Women writers of their time faced harsh criticism from publishers because of their fair sex, so they chose to publish under the names Ellis, Acton and Currer Bell instead of using their own names. Nevertheless, each girl managed to write, become a published author and survive the test of time that is the true mark of a writer's skill and talent.

"Wuthering Heights" was Emily's only published novel. Most critics consider her the best of the three Bronte writers. She is considered one of the most influential, outstanding and highly respected of the Victorian novelists, ranking with Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackery and a handful of others.

This audiobook edition of Wuthering Heights was released in September, 2012 and is narrated by Emma Messenger in an edition that will hold listeners rapt for over 13 hours. Filled with rich description, deep psychological perceptions and insights into human nature and conflicts so compelling that it continues to influence today's books and movies, Bronte's masterpiece is one gripping story whose end you will regret having reached.

Famous, all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. Today considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights was met with mixed reviews when it first appeared, mainly because of the narrative's stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty. Wuthering Heights has also given rise to many adaptations and inspired works, including films, radio, television dramatisations, a musical by Bernard J. Taylor, a ballet, three operas (respectively by Bernard Herrmann, Carlisle Floyd, and Frédéric Chaslin), a role-playing game, and the 1979 chart topping song by Kate Bush.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrene Bamford | 2/19/2014

    " I cannot bear this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moatazz | 2/3/2014

    " well written but i don't like how vindictive and sadistic Heathcliff is. Good book, not my type of story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise Richardson | 1/29/2014

    " Required HS reading, but so good! One of those books that makes you feel intensely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 1/24/2014

    " This is another book that is perfect for wallowing in angst. The romance & pathos of it all.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 1/22/2014

    " One of only two books I started reading from the beginning again as soon as I finished the last page :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savyb3 | 1/19/2014

    " This is probably my favorite book-ever. I personally hated Catherine Earnshaw as a human but loved her character. I don't agree with Heathcliffe or his actions but I loved him. He wasn't a hero; this story didn't have a hero, all of them villains or bystanders. The only people who showed him true kindess where Mr Earnshaw and Catherine and his adoptive father died and Catherine abandoned him practically. The world showed him no kindness. He kinda had a right to be mad and hate people since practically no one gave him dedicated love and they all feared him. He was set on revenge. It sickens me but it makes the story more exciting. I personally loved Joseph's rants and found them easy to read after the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah B | 1/15/2014

    " Incredible, tragic love story with complicated characters - I highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommie | 1/10/2014

    " An excellent snapshot of the era in which it was written, a very complex philosophical journey into the root of how people become who they are, and how they become more than that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Starkey | 1/4/2014

    " To me it was a woman giving me gossip and so easily read. Would have liked more of heathcliffs torment at the end. Truely hate that man and made me swear at the book a few times hehe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Harper | 12/10/2013

    " I use this book as a type marker to see how I have changed each year. I read it in the Fall around my birthday. I started reading it my 17th year. Sometimes a skip a year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 10/13/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed some of her sister's work - but it is still a masterful piece of British gothic literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/20/2013

    " One hardly need say that this book is gripping and highly charged, it is so well known. While I admire Jane Eyre's character so much more than Catherene Linton's, I find myself re-reading this book every 5 years because of the passion and rich characterizations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy Crump | 8/19/2013

    " The plot is pretty good but to me the story itself dragged on making me immensely bored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riccol | 8/11/2013

    " I've read this several times over the years and yet find it hard to put my finger on exactly what it is about this romance & revenge tale that appeals to me. Thus all I can say is read it and make up your own mind. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becki | 7/9/2013

    " Could not get my head around this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lola | 7/4/2013

    " Interesting story told from different views. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Klee | 6/3/2013

    " A classic...but tough read. Thoroughly depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niharika | 5/4/2013

    " I first read it when i was in school then again in college and again sometime back. Everytjme i am awed. Evertone i find a new meaning pf each scene situation and relationship here. Its so comicated yet so simple . Its love ... At its height at its best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Solomon | 1/31/2013

    " This book is a classic. I read it in senior year of high school so obviously I found it a little dull, but over time I realized how important a piece of literature it is. Even if you think you'll hate it, it is still a must read for people who call themselves fans of literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Shaw | 11/3/2012

    " I liked the book. It made me sad actually. The H and h were so selfish and I think the authors primary goal was to showcase humanity when it goes against what is right. I did not find it Romantic at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azella Fernández Castañón | 11/1/2012

    " I love its darkness, its violence, its pent-up energies and stormy anger all wrapped up in the hush of the lonely Moors. Terrific novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alma | 10/9/2012

    " One of my favorite stories "

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