Gone with the wind narrated by Linda Stephens was magical. Her reading this timeless book brought color and incited imagination of the old confederate south.
Her voices for the different characters. The accents perfect. It was truly wonderful. And now, after nearly 50 hours spent with these characters and this book. I feel a loss...
Buy this audible version. It's brilliance.
I loved the narration and the story kept me interested for all 50 hours. I think it's a mark of good writing when you can become so invested in such obviously frustrating and flawed characters and this book did exactly that.
I was worried about the length but when it was over....I wasn't ready to let it go. The performance was outstanding and the story, characters so grand, colorful and memorable.
Wonderful narration...beautifully flawed characters...fascinating historical setting. I didn't want it to end! I loved it! It didn't end how I wanted it to, but how it needed to. Sigh...
I would listen to it again. The narrator had me picturing every character as if it where they who were actually speaking. The narrator did a wonderful job with every character especially Scarlett. I could tell she was a big fan of the movie because she sounded like Vivian Leigh.
I loved the history. It took me back in time and I could picture myself living back then.
Her narration of the different characters.
It was all great but the moment that moved me the most was when Scarlett realized that she really loved Rhett and the reason why she thought she loved Ashley. She really did hurt Rhett to the point that he just couldn't love her anymore.
I got the book years ago as a birthday present, but I never made time to read it. Having it on audio allowed me to "read" it and the parts that I had actually read before were brought to life by the narrator.
I knew a bit about the Civil War and saw the movie many years ago. The book was much longer and developing the characters took up a large portion of the story. Scarlett's character got the most attention of course. For me, the narrative of Scarlett's every thought became tiring and her thought processes were incredible to behold. My wife explained that the book's portrayal of Scarlett's thoughts was pretty close to an accurate picture of how women think. Rhett Butler was interesting but also hard to fathom. The two together presented an infuriating picture of two people that just couldn't be honest and continually made bad decisions based on greed and obstinacy. The backdrop of Southern society and the culture of the period was fascinating. The book gave a far different picture of slavery than is normally painted in current history and literature. The portrayal of the Reconstruction from the position of the losing side was very instructive and helps inform the attitude of the South even today. Overall I thought the book a necessary part of my literary resume. As with many of the classics the cost of the audiobook is quite reasonable.
Longest audio book I've ever listened to and actually the best. So true to the memory I have of the wonderful move.
I knew the story was great, but the narration/ performance was terrific. I could have seen the movie and read the book many times and still LOVED listening to it!
It is as if Margaret Mitchell has written a book out of real people and how her writing is so beautiful. It truly is a lovely stories and at the end I cried so much. I wish I could meet a man like Rhett and not be a fool to not see that he is the man! Scarlet and Rhett are so real.