Wuthering Heights (version 3 dramatic reading)


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(4.5 stars; 149 reviews)

The story centers on the 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. There are differing opinions on whether this is the ultimate love story or the ultimate story of revenge. (Summary by Wikipedia and Amanda Friday)

Cast
Mr. Lockwood: Jason Mills
Heathcliff: Bruce Pirie
Catherine Earnshaw/Narrator: Amanda Friday
Ellen Dean: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Joseph: Algy Pug
Edgar Linton: Alan Mapstone
Isabella Linton: Arielle Lipshaw
Hindley Earnshaw: Anthony
Hareton Earnshaw: John Trevithick
Cathy Linton: Elizabeth Klett
Linton Heathcliff: Chuck Williamson
Frances: Charlotte Duckett
Mr. Kenneth: Ken Garrett
Zillah: Caprisha Page
Jabez Branderham/Ostler: Martin Geeson
Mr. Earnshaw: DublinGothic
Robert: Ernst Pattynama
Mr. Linton/Laborer/Servant: Moromis
Mrs. Linton: April Gonzales
Mary: Grace Garrett
Housekeeper: Kristingj
Herd Boy: Donna Winters
Old Woman: Sally Mc
Boy: Katalina Watt

Audio edited by Todd

(11 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 13:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 19:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 27:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 15:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 8:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 15:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 22:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 20:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 36:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 38:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 23:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 30:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 25:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 20:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 19:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 11:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 40:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 21:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 10:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 13:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 38:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 14:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 21:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 24:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 10:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 10:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 30:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 17:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 14:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 14:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 12:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 32 24:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 33 19:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 34 26:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

on Joseph

(5 stars)

It's not the reader's fault Joseph sounds like that. he speaks exactly as its written. i found reading most of Josephs words impossible, most books have footnote translations for him.

Can recommend

(4 stars)

Well read! The story comes to life by the combined effort of the different voice actors, and adds an additional layer of darkness and foreboding. The quality of the sound depends per voice recording thought, and is sometimes a bit distracting, but I enjoyed listening all the same.

Some of the readers let this down

(3 stars)

I realize the readers are volunteers and not trained actors but I think if they are going to try to do a dramatic reading they should endeavor to at least find someone better for the main roles. Most of the readers did a great job, with the two main narrators (Mr Lockwood and Nelly) doing especially good jobs. They also importantly had the correct accents for the setting. I felt especially irritated by the Heathcliff reader. Not only is he Canadian or American which is distracting given this is set in rural Yorkshire, but he sounds way too kindly for the mean and bitter and tormented character of Heathcliff. The Edgar Linton character is also way too weak and has a region from a very different part of the uk. Catherine is incredibly petulant throughout, which is correct but I thought lost a little of her subtlety as well. The story is actually a pretty dreadful one but I feel this dramatisation has not conveyed any of the softer moments of the characters which makes it seem worse than the book really is.

excellent

(5 stars)

wonderful readers brought this story to life. both Catherines were exceptional as always. Ellen's account was heartwarming, and heathcliff was superb. but the star was Lynton Heathcliff. The reader got his whimpering, snivelling abhorrent personality exactly right.

cant decide if its a good story or not!

(3 stars)

first off, the readers did a fine job. joseph is hard to listen to, but what he says isn't really important or to often. the reader that does his voice is one of my favorites i have listened to many times just fine, so it is the character & lines that make it so bad. younger heathcliff's voice is very annoying, but it turns out to fit the character perfectly. i do not know why this novel is considered such a great classic. the first quarter of the book i thought it was boring, then i started to like it, but something about it was just so wearing on me. somewhere in this novel is a great story, but at times you loose sight of it and almost want to get another book. told in flashbacks, just a warning to people who dont like flashback type stories.

Weird book, but well acted

(2.5 stars)

The book itself I didn't care for. All the characters act like children, and thus book takes love triangle to a whole other level. But the actors did great. Accents were well done, the recording was decent quality for most voices. The characters that you were supposed to hate were acted in a way made you hate them more. It kept my attention, and at times I couldn't shut it off, but it was mute because I wanted to see if it ever got better....and it didn't.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

(5 stars)

I do prefer older, mature voices reading to me, however the characters were read with perfection. Accents, voice to character changes, smooth reading & listening. Thank you!

crazy amazing

(5 stars)

I watched the masterpiece theatre two part series and fell in love. Wanted to read the book so bad, but came across this in the livribox app so took a chance while on the treadmill. Fell in love with this too of course. Only a few issues. Joseph's voice was indiscernible 95% of the time. HAVE no idea what his part was other then a bible thumping grouchy old crow. Linton Heathcliffs was a tad over the top yet menacing as it was meant to be. With that said totally recommend you give it a try.