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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (424,670 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Brontë Narrator: Donada Peters, Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780307736543
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Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, Wuthering Heights is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw.

Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte's death at the age of 30, Wuthering Heights has proved to be one of the nineteenth century's most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor's daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine's betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths. Incorporating elements of many genres - from gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegory - and transcending them all, Wuthering Heights is a mystifying and powerful tour de force.

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  • It is as if Emily Brontë could tear up all that we know human beings by, and fill these unrecognizable transparencies with such a gust of life that they transcend reality. Virginia Woolf

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecilia | 2/15/2014

    " I read this when I was really young and I remember that I didn't much like it. Perhaps I should give it a another shot now that I'm older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savita Sharma | 2/11/2014

    " Can read it time and again...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen Pucci | 2/9/2014

    " I love this book. Tried to get the Green Haven Book CLub to love it along with me but only one of them was willing. This is a powerful novel about how an osessive love and destroy the lovers and everyone around them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy K. | 2/2/2014

    " At first, I was hesitant to peruse this novel due to one prime reason. It was a love story. Personally, that wasn't really in my "genres-I-love-list". However, after I completed the book, I realized that I was glad that I had given it a try. Emily Bronte had really put a lot of thought into "Wuthering Heights", more than anyone could ever imagine. "Wuthering Heights" wasn't just a mere love story that made the audience feel warm and cozy inside. It was a tale of revenge. In another sense, also a tragedy. Most of the acts the characters committed were out of spite and retribution. Due to this "contradiction of genres" (love and revenge), the relationships, the thoughts, and the attributes of all the characters were really interesting and engaging to analyze and to think about. The only reason why "Wuthering Heights" wouldn't appear on my favorites list, is because it reminds me of "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. If a novel reminds me of another novel, it personally means it isn't unique enough. In other words, "Wuthering Heights" was like a contemporary "Romeo and Juliet" with a lot less romance and bloodshed. Of course it had its own twist and turns, but I wouldn't be surprised if Emily Bronte got her inspiration from "Romeo and Juliet". Despite what I said, I think people should still give this book a shot since the character development in "Wuthering Heights" was intriguing unlike the plot. I strongly recommend this book to people who liked "Romeo and Juliet". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/29/2014

    " I know it's a Great Work, but really--all of these characters deserved to be miserable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Cohen | 1/25/2014

    " Just stupendous. Blew me away. A romance like no other... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 1/17/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 1/14/2014

    " Good plot but I just can't take this style of writing. Sorry Bronte, I'm sure someone else appreciates it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/14/2013

    " This book was random, crazy, and weird. And I loved it. So, so much. I was in an almost constant state of confusion for the whole book, and then it all came together to close with an ending that I did not anticipate for its sheer brilliance. Well done Emily, you outshine your sisters to this day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Applewhite | 12/3/2013

    " I remember liking this book in high school. Time for a re-read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adi | 11/21/2013

    " A nice book with interesting and memorable characters. I especially liked Edgar Linton and Hareton Earnshaw. Even though they were so different, I really enjoyed both of them! I strongly disliked Heathcliff though, especially in the second half of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik Simon | 7/22/2012

    " Been avoiding this one for years because I had a hunch it would bore me. It did. Not even Heathcliff's delicious cruelty could make it any more interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chanté | 7/14/2012

    " I needed a book to read on a long flight and picked this one up in the airport b/c it's a classic. Not an uplifting read at all. Kind of disturbing story - This was not a healthy love :( I'm glad that I've finally read the book, but this may be one of those reads that once will suffice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guitar Chick | 9/22/2011

    " I must be some cliche' teenage girl because I really liked this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zue Zulkifli | 3/21/2011

    " My favourite book by far! The expression of the passion between the characters are amazing. Will read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Parish | 4/1/2010

    " not a chick and I loved it anyway! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 3/2/2010

    " Well, I think there were too many turns and it was simply not very believable. I enjoyed it, anyway, but it's not the book I would like to read one more time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey King | 12/21/2009

    " I love the overly dramatic characters of this book and the contrast of houses. It is very Romeo and Juliet, but instead of two lovers it is two lifestyles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosita | 10/13/2009

    " it really got me sad, "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merri | 8/1/2009

    " This book just fills me with hate. "

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About the Author

Emily Brontë (1818–1848), sister of Anne and Charlotte, published only one novel in her career, Wuthering Heights. Though she died just one year after its publication and never knew of its success, the story of doomed love and revenge went on to earn its place among the masterpieces of English literature.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.