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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (424,732 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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Nora | 1/24/2014

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

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