So it turns out that the recording of Wuthering Heights I was listening to was an abridged version. I'm not particularly inclined to find and listen to an unabridged version -- Heathcliff is not a character I feel I want to spend any more time with -- but I'm willing to consider arguments in favor of continuing. Or, if you're so inclined, reinforcement of my first impulse. Feel free to explain your vote in the comments.
Having read an abridged version of Wuthering Heights, should I read the unabridged version?