Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2006
CD ISBN 9626343974 $67.98 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN $47.59
Many people who read WUTHERING HEIGHTS are captivated by the core story--Cathy and Heathcliff's experience on the moors. This is as it should be, but the intensity of Brontë's story allows people to forget its careful construction. This recording should help correct that. The first chapters are told by Mr. Lockwood; David Timson's delivery brings out his emotionally distant nature. However, Janet McTeer's performance of the book's later chapters brings the book fully to life. She captures different accents for each character. These accents not only distinguish characters immediately, but also show Brontë's awareness of class and geographical variation in England. Further, McTeer's sections throb with the passions appropriate to this classic. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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