Linda Stephens is the best narrator I've heard. Her performance was amazing and she made all the characters come to life.
This is a story that most of us have only watched the movie. There are details in the book that aren't in the movie that give a richness to the story. Also, it has you feeling like you are there, in the war and wrapped up in the characters' lives, trials and joys.
I really love Melanie. She was the soft, goodness in the story. She was a bright spot in an aggregious horror. She helped to shave the edges of the war a bit.
Linda is an awsome reader. She has the accents, the voices, You can really 'see' the action unfold and visualize characters. I would buy more of 'her' books.
No. It is just way too long. But you sure could spend HOURS listening.
Yes, this book is so well written. Not only was I entertained, I learned a lot about American history.
Loved this book and all the history it taught me. I highly recommend this book, even though it is long it goes by too quickly. Like most books, it was so much better than the movie.
Scarlet's recovery from the decimation of the Civil War
Scarlet and her determination and selfishness
One of the best books ive ever read and listened to! Loved every minute of it. :)
Awesome accents :)
Yes, as always. I do not have enough time to sit and read so I listen to all of my books while traveling to and from work.
I loved that the it included so many more facts than what appeared in the movie.
Sure.....but it was a bit long for that :)
My best listening experience!
I couldn't wait to get in my car to listen to the next segment. The unsettling times of war and the challenge both races - white and black had to deal with in a changing world.
The struggle and hardships that people went through. How people just did what they had to do in spite of circumstances or what was the "norm" or what was expected.
How devastating for the women of that time period
Linda Stephens voiced each character as I imagined them
I could close my eyes and imagine being there.
Detailed characters with lots of flaws and conflicted inner thoughts & it makes you love them even more!
What I liked best are Mitchell's superb characterizations. This is one of the best examples I've read to prove my theory that characters are the most important element in any written or filmed work. Brilliant.
However, I am extremely disappointed with the narration of this version of the audiobook. So much so that I may try to find out if I can "trade in" this one for another narrated by someone else. I don't know if I can get through the whole book listening to Linda Stephens. I will never buy another audiobook without listening to a sample first.
No, I don't know her, have never heard of her before spending a credit on this audiobook, so I'm not being mean for any other reason than I just can't stand the way she reads.
Her reading style reminds me of the choppy way William Shatner used to do his Captain Kirk lines. The pauses where there's a comma in a sentence are WAYYYYY too long! The pauses between chapters are shorter! I keep thinking she's going to another scene and she hasn't even finished the sentence yet! Plus, ugh, I keep hearing the wet sound of her tongue moving around in her mouth.
I really don't understand why everyone thinks Stephens is such a wonderful narrator. I will never buy another audiobook narrated by her.
To be fair, she does do the accents very well.