I never finished this book when I was in high school, and thought I would give the classic another chance now that I'm older and more appreciative of good literature. I still could not appreciate it, and ended up sending it back after disc 3. This is the first selection I sent back without finishing it. It was truly, for lack of a better word, BORING.
The narrator was excellent, with the varying characters' intonations and accents. But the storyline itself is bizarre, and many of the characters are downright vile. I could not see this as a love story. Heathcliff is narcissistic and evil, destroying himself and everyone around him (imagine a cross between J.K. Rowling's Snape and Lemony Snickett's Count Olaf). I would never have gotten through it if I had actually been reading it rather than just passing my commute time listening to it. It's less depressing than Steinbeck, but I'm certainly glad to have this classic behind me and wish it had been the condensed version.
If you want to listen to the classics, put this on your shelf. I got lost occasionally, but I blamed Miss Bronte rather than the narrators who kept the "soap opera" storyline lively and moving.
The narration was wonderful, and I very much enjoyed this reading. I loved the novel as a teenager, and was thrilled to get to hear it again.
This is the first book on CD I sent back unfinished. I couldnt even get through the second CD. It is written in and read in a very english dialect and it was too hard to follow. It would probably be easier if you read this book rather then listen to it. But with the way its written and the the very strong accent the reader has it was just too much work for the ride home.
Emily BrontE (1818-1848) published "Wuthering Heights, " her only novel, under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell in 1847--a year before her death at the age of thirty. She also published a volume of poetry under that pseudonym, together with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, entitled Poems by "Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. "