I saw this story so differently than I did when I was Scarlett's age. I found myself feeling sorry for Scarlett. I realized the loss of the old South and the reasons for that loss.
It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings.
Favorite book so far. Forget the movie it's like watching someone perform the outline of this story that took 10 years to research and write.
babs in paris
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.