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Wuthering Heights

Durée : 13 h et 8 min
4 out of 5 stars (15 notations)

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When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.
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Un bon rafraîchissement

J'avais étudié cet ouvrage dans les années 50... et âgé aujourd'hui de 93 ans, cette relecture m'a été fort utile car j'avais oublié l'essence même du sujet. Combien j'apprécie ces nouveaux moyens techniques dans la mesure où ils sont encore à ma portée ! Merci AUDIBLE !

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Parfait

Parfaite narration pour un livre parfait : les deux voix fonctionnent très bien. À découvrir sous cette forme !

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Surprising!

Though published in the 1840’s, this very famous novel is in many respects more Gothic than Victorian, notably through its setting by the English moors and its significant references to ghosts.

Its striking feature is the complexity of narrators, a travelling gentleman purporting to recount the story, in large part by quoting Nelly, a maidservant who has personally witnessed the events. Neither may be assumed to be perfectly objective, and Nelly’s actions or lack thereof certainly have an impact on what happens.

Though the characters are somewhat one-dimensional and some elements of the plot remain unresolved, for instance how Heathcliff became very wealthy over a period of three years away from home, this work is certainly worthwhile and enjoyable.

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  • Stephanie
  • 05/12/2007

Classic

Put this book on your list. No reading list is complete without it.

Emily Bronte here offers the classic Gothic novel. Dark secrets, vindictive villains, retribution, mystery... it's all included. The tale is a dark one. It has a semi-happy ending, but for the most part the story keeps to a dark, somber mood.

I enjoyed the recording. Janet McTeer and David Timson are two of my favorite narrators, and they put on first rate performances for this novel. Sound quality is excellent.

If you are looking for a happier book along the same lines then try Jane Eyre by Emily's sister, Charlotte Bronte. I prefer Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights, but would suggest listening to both.

8/10

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  • CindiL
  • 16/05/2007

Wonderful narrator

I had never read Wuthering Heights and therefore did not know what I was in for and for the first hour almost quit listening because the characters struck me as so odd. But slowly the characters grew on me and I felt I had to continue it just so I could find out what happened to the miserable lot of people and also in the hope that some good would prevail in the end. I guess the ending was as good as it could be based on the sad portrayal of human character displayed by Heathcliff and Earnshaw. At times it was almost painful to go on listening.
The narrator (the housekeeper and other female characters) had a wonderful soothing voice that told the story so well and I felt like Mr. Lockwood wanting her to keep talking so I could hear the full story as well.

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  • Joseph R
  • 02/09/2009

A Book of Poetry, Hard, Difficult Poetry

Janet McTeer and David Timson are magnificent narrators and perfect for Wuthering Heights. Emily Bronte wrote this one sheer, magically, unadulterated book of poetry then died. Some books I wear out: Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, The Enchanted April, Rilla of Ingleside. Other books just sit on my shelf of good intentions. They reproach me. I just noticed a Wuthering Heights in cd format on my shelf bought June last year still unopened; I think there is an unopened mp3 version also. I downloaded this version just to complete my Zune's Bronte collection. Why do I avoid this book? The anticipation of pain. The fortune teller in Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict said we humans will do anything to avoid pain. There is pain in this book. There is pain.

I was struck with certain similarities (not exact) of character, behavior, situation and the need for control, between Mr. Earnshaw and later Heathcliff in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Captain Aylmer, the anti hero of Anthony Trollope's The Belton Estate, the husband of Helen Graham in Anne Bronte's The Tenant at Wildfell Hall, Mr Wemyss in Elizabeth von Arnim's Vera as well as St. John Rivers in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. How fascinating they are on first meeting and how easy the women were charmed by them. Still there was an element of simmering violence rippling just below the surface of these ordered lives. There was danger. These men will destroy what they cannot control. Some of the women in these stories finally broke free but others like Cathy or Heathcliff's wife could not, did not. There is pain in this book, a magnificent poetry of pain. The Bronte sisters knew pain well. Emily wrote this book straight from her heart and it is almost unendurable.

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  • Scott M. GRUSSING
  • 23/01/2007

Janet McTeer is amazing

Both readers, but especially Ms. McTeer, were phenomenal in this audiobook. I highly recommend this version of the classic.

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  • Amyable
  • 10/09/2006

An Emotional Classic

Far more in-depth than any movie could portray. I was rivetted by the emotions and portrayals of these classic characters. The reading is compelling. I would highly reccomend.

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  • Stephanie
  • 21/03/2010

Great

I love Wuthering Heights, I read it back in school and it was great to revisit it. The Narration being done by two people i thought at first would be a little jaring but was actually very good, both readers are very talented and create perfectly the mood of this amazing ghost story/love story/horror

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  • Heather Pollock
  • 04/03/2007

Best listen so far

Listening to this version of Wuthering Heights was absolutely riveting. Normally I don't like multiple readers but it worked very well for this production. I am left trying to decide if this is a love story or a tale of horror because the portrayal of Heathcliff as a seriously mentally ill man was so strong.

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  • Carole T.
  • 27/09/2012

Really, Really Bad Parenting!

I've always had a hard time getting through "Wuthering Heights" and still have difficulty loving any book (however "classic") which offers so few redeemable characters and so much frustration. I'm just saying - gloomy is not necessarily my thing.

But, there is a reason this has been read over and over and is greatly beloved. Emily Bronte's characters are so vibrant and so real that they engage your passion and interest, even if not your approval. No matter how many times you long to cry out "Get Over Yourself!", the story and those characters keep pulling you back in! It would be so interesting to see what Emily Bronte might have come up with had she lived to be a more mature author.

Any listener knows the narrator or narrators are key. Janet McTeer could not be better. In future, I will recommend that anyone new or returning to "Wuthering Heights" have the pleasure of experiencing her narration. She is a wonder!

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  • Shari Van Ness
  • 06/07/2008

Excellent Reading

I love the darkness that Heathcliff's love of Catherine becomes and the way this story plays out. But I especially love this audio version because of Janet McTeer's reading. The first time I listened, I literally gasped when she started reading because her voice is so soothingly perfect for storytelling. When I'm stressed and can't sleep, I love to listen to my iPod. McTeer's narration makes me feel like there is nothing more in the world but the story that her voice gives.

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  • Anne
  • 06/10/2013

Brilliant Performance of a Great Novel

I wanted to reread this because I'd first read the book when I was much too young to appreciate it. I never got around to it and knew I wouldn't, so I got the book from Audible--a great decision! I enjoyed this recording far more than I would have enjoyed a reread. Audiobooks are the ideal format for first-person narratives. I chose this recording because I'd seen Janet McTeer on screen and stage and knew what a terrific actress she is. (She happens to come from the north of England, too, so she knows all the accents.)

This recording kept me riveted to my iPod. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to hear more and see what came next, even though I knew the story! The novel has a propulsive force that really comes through in McTeer's performance. (Her character narrates 90% of the book.) If you want to make Wuthering Heights really come alive, get this recording.

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  • folgren
  • 12/01/2008

Unter einem Gewitter

Wuthering Heights. Allein der Name verspricht schon, dass wir uns nicht in einen gemütlichen Upperclass-Roman verirrt haben, dass der Held nicht auf einem Schimmel angeritten kommt, um seine Liebe zum Traualtar zu führen. Es weht ein rauer Wind durch diese Geschichte, die einem in ihrem Haß und den tragischen Folgen, fast wie ein Schauerroman vorkommt. Wäre da die Charakterzeichnung der einzelnen Figuren nicht so subtil und abgründig angelegt, wäre die Sprache nicht so formvollendet abgestimmt. Es fängt an, wie ein Roman von Charles Dickens enden könnte: Ein Junge wird schicksalsgezeichnet in eine Familie aufgenommen und wächst mit den eigenen Kindern auf. Das Fremde bringt jedoch Hass, Eifersucht und Rache mit sich. Der wahre Sohn bekämpft den angenommenen. Der angenommene Sohn verliert die Liebe der Tochter an einen Nachbarn, obwohl sie einander zugetan sind. Als lasse die Kargheit der Landschaft keine Schönheit. Es bedarf eines Ich-Erzählers, um alle Facetten anzuführen, dem Schrecken über Generationen nachzugehen, weil man nicht glauben will, was da passiert. Dass man den Roman fasziniert zu Ende liest, liegt an Emily Brontes Kunst, die Menschen in ihren Masken so zu zeigen, daß man die Haut dahinter noch sieht. Sie entblößt sie. Sie läßt sie rasen. Lieben. Scheitern.

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  • mthorner
  • 20/02/2007

Wuthering Heights (Unabridged)

absolutely superb!! Janet McTeer has such a gift for reading, she makes the story come alive like nothing I have ever heard. The language itself is already beautiful, the story - albeit full of the smallest details - high in suspense. A must for everybody who loves the English language.

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  • Dodo
  • 14/11/2016

Sprecherin aus Yorkshire - danke, danke, danke!!!

Auf welchen Platz würden Sie Wuthering Heights auf Ihrer Hörbuch-Bestenliste setzen?

Platz 6, aber nur, weil ich noch ein Hörspiel habe, das schon einen Platz unter den Top 5 hat.

Welcher Moment von Wuthering Heights ist Ihnen besonders im Gedächtnis geblieben?

Als Janet McTeer den Dialog zwischen Ellen Dean und Cathy Earnshaw in der Küche spricht, hier fielen mir tatsächlich, nach jahrelanger Kenntnis des Buches, noch Details auf, die ich vorher nie so bewusst wahrgenommen hatte, weil die Sprecherin sie so genial herausstreicht.

Welche Figur hat Janet McTeer and David Timson Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

Catherine Earnshaw, aber auch Edgar Linton. Bei Heathcliff senkt sie leider unnötig die Stimme ab.

Gab es im Hörbuch einen Moment, der Sie ganz besonders berührt hat?

Ja, als Janet McTeer (als Cathy) liest: "Heathcliff has no notion of these things. He has not, has he? He does not know what being in love is!" Ein "Schluck"- Moment...

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Es gibt zwei Sprecher, die Lockwood und Ellen Dean lesen. Die Umstellung ist erst einmal etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, funktioniert aber bei den Dialogen der beiden gut.
Janet McTeer klingt von Namen her schottisch, spricht aber tatsächlich als Ellen Dean einen gemäßigten Yorkshire-Dialekt, bei Joseph legt sie dann richtig los.

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  • Lisa Steinheuer
  • 17/02/2017

Brilliant classic!

Loved both the narrator's style and performance. After listening to a test of all versions available and narrowing it down to three, this version doesn't disappoint. Recommended!

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