Michael Kitchen gives us a masterclass in narration with this intelligent and believable performance of Emily Brontë's classic work. Listeners will be swept up in Heathcliff and Cathy's turbulent love affair, not to be released until long after the final word.
The only novel written by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and at first was thought to be the work of Emily's sister, Charlotte, the author of the classic Jane Eyre.
Wuthering Heights tells the tale of Heathcliff, a young orphaned gypsy boy, who is brought to the windswept moors of Yorkshire by Mr Earnshaw, the master of Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff's childhood there is riddled with bullying and humiliation, but the master's daughter, the precocious and untameable Cathy, becomes his ally, and a childhood fondness for one another grows to a great passion.
Following a misunderstanding, Heathcliff believes that Cathy has rejected him, and he leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return after three years have passed. When he returns, now mysteriously rich, he learns of Cathy's marriage to another and vows to focus his passionate nature on merciless revenge. Heathcliff's retribution proves so destructive that left in its wake are not only his enemies, but the very object of his obsession and, ultimately, himself.
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Masterpiece, masterfully read.
The great actor Michael Kitchen gives an unforgettable reading of Emily Brontë’s powerful novel. A unique literary masterpiece, it is interpreted brilliantly by Mr. Kitchen. You may have read this novel yourself. Now, hear Mr. Kitchen read it. It’s like reading or hearing it for the first time. Wonderful. Note to Apple Books/Audible: More books read by Michel Kitchen, please.
Michael Kitchen's voice brings a remarkable life to Wuthering Heights. I love the book, but listening to this really brought many characters, Heathcliff most notably, to life for me. Definately recommend this version of Wuthering Heights, just listen to the preview to get an idea.