Gone with the wind is one of my favorite books of all time. Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler… The most epic lovers ever created. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing each character in the novel to life. I look forward to hearing more stories read by her.
I had seen the movie but years and years ago and I frankly couldn't remember all the twists and turns. I enjoyed immensely learning so much about the South, the civil war (being British I did not learn about it in school), slavery and the role of women in society during this era. I found the characters compelling and the journey that the reader takes - through romances, deaths, poverty, extravagance, deceit, honor - engrossing. The narrator managed wonderful accents and had great acting skill. But what has lingered with me the most is the ending - it is such a real life ending. So often novels end with that fictional all's well with the world. This did not. Scarlet got some of what she had hungered for and lost so much more. Rhett true to character gave up the ghost of loving her and moved on. It was a stunning ending but it was so beleivable and refreshing. It's a long long book - 50 hours - but such a great experience.
Good narration of a classic book. Overall a good listen. This is my first listen to the book so now onto watching the actual full movie.
Loved the whole story. The performance was perfect in every way. Rarely do I listen to a book twice but this is not only repeatable but second listen was even better than the first. Hard not to envision Vivian Lee and Clark Gable but the reading was so well characterized I could dismiss the preconceived images. Take some time out and listen to this epic story.
This is a story that I have known since I was a young girl. tjere are parts that are just like to movie, however this is a much more intense story. I always wanted a love like Scarlett and Rhetts. now that I know the tortured love they truly had for each other, it makes my heart hurt for both of the characters. I am so happy I now know the tue meaning of Gone With the Wind.
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This is fine literature, and Linda Stephens brings it to life. She expertly brings life and a distinct personality to each character and is never dull to listen to. She is able to convey so much emotion so sincerely. People who have only read the book and loved it should go back and listen to Ms. Stephen's narration!
This story was long and hit a high quality note for me. The characters were realistic and well-developed. The reader was absolutely the best. Just from slight intonations I could always tell who was speaking. It seemed that the reader maintained this quality throughout the entire book. This was also a valuable piece of history. Margaret Mitchell is brilliant!
I'm so glad I listened to this book. I learned more about the civil war from the southern perspective. The descriptions of suffering were heart rending. I'm a native southerner and the accent was authentic. The relationship between Rhett and Scarlett deserves its legendary status.