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This is lifted directly from a public domain site LibriVox. This is an amateur volunteer recording that can be found for free on many sites.
Story is marvelous as always so either go do this version for free elsewhere or shell out for a quality reading on Audible.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
While I certainly didn't dislike the book by any means, It was the very odd occasion that I actually liked the various movie versions better than the book. I felt that there weren't any redeeming qualities for the characters. The book portrayed both Cathy and Heathcliff as intolerable people, which made it hard to even care or have a heartfelt feeling for their hardships at all. Actually, it was hard not to just hate them altogether. At least in the movie(s), you got a glimpse of their childhood friendship, as well as their passionate love as teenagers, and even bit of their good natured side (even if it was only a TINY glimpse for heathcliff), but it made you at least have some heart for them and empathy for their agony. It was hard to feel anything at for any of the characters in the book...except for Nellie and Edgar, which is natural I suppose, but I do feel like the book could have allowed for more feeling for the two star crossed lovers.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Impossible to listen to this version. Narrator sounds seriously depressed. The more I listened the more irritable and miserable I became. I tried several times but in the end I just couldn't bear it any longer. I can only assume that Audible don't bother to check the recording narrate on classic books..
Do yourself a favour and give this a miss. I would have given it no stars if I could.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Why is the title of the book and the reader's name read out at the end of every chapter? Would not recommend the book n general although it is a classic. The perfrmance is dreary - I suppose that matches the story!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful