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I have read the book and seen the movie at least a dozen times. And wow, listening has been a complete pleasure. Excellent narrator who enables me to appreciate the language, story and enjoy thinking about the differences between the book and the movie. HIGHLY recommend.
She is consummate professional handling the voices and narrative expertly.
Get this onto your device and enjoy the ride.
I love this book. A part of American history that is shameful concerning slavery. But equally shameful is the motivation of greed on both sides during & after the civil war I feel the characters Mitchell created captured brilliantly some of the ways people thought in those days. The way she slices into their hearts & minds helped me understand a lot about how complex human emotion is. The book has depth the movie can't touch. And perhaps it portrays why the USA population still isn't united as a country some 150 years after that time in history. It's a difficult task for the narrator of an epic that is also made into a well known movie. Having said this I would have preferred it didn't sound like the movie as much as it did.
Narrator was FABULOUS! I love her ability to move from one character to another with such distinctness.
The story was so much more detailed than I imagined, seamlessly intertwining historical events with the characters' lives.
The first time I read "Gone With the Wind," was one summer when I was eight years old. My best friend and I each had a copy, and we read it together. We finished it in three days. Since then, I've reread it twelve times, and finally, I decided to let someone read it to me. I'm so glad I did!
Not only would I, I already have. Linda Stephens gets every accent right, and she's able to read much of the dialogue in ways that truly adds to the story. Having read the book (we've all seen the movie), I was surprised at how much listening to her narration added to the overall experience.
I was amazed at how well written the book was. I'd assumed it was just a popular classic, never realizing it had actual literary value as well.
First time I've heard her performance, but will definitely look for more.
Wanted to, yes, but that's obviously not possible. I think it took me 2 weeks.
If you like an epic, sweeping story of romance and war, buy it.
My dream job would be reading for a living...
Simply put, this book is a must read. It is an absolute experience from start to finish. I could not stop listening. This story easily finds itself in my top 3 favorite books of all time.
This novel is a wonderful tale of love, lust, loss, and the human spirit. The narrator is fantastic and takes you back to the old south in the 1800's.
Scarlet O'Hara, Rhett Butler, two lusty, opinionated, opportunists: and the dreamy thoughtful man who stands between their love. Basically. Oh yeah and the Civil War; Reconstruction; deprivation; starvation; death; and taxes. Great epic story of 12 tumultuous years and the impact of a war on the way of life of a defeated people. Defeated in war but not in spirit. Ok if you already know the story you will really enjoy reading this. If you read this many years ago, as i had, you will also enjoy the story. The narrator does an excellent job. Its long but worth it. Now as an adult it is interesting to see the difference between today's Democrats & Republicans and their stances during this historical period.
I now have a new perspective on the south in regards to their way of life and slavery. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" only showed the worst of the south and "Roots" was just one Author's narrative of his need to understand where he came from. I do believe that slavery needed to be abolished and that America paid a dear price to make it so.