I have listened to this recording twice now and it is phenomenal. The story of Scarlett and Rhett is one of my favorites. The movie, if you've seen it, is very good but the book is so much more. Scarlett O'Hara: selfish brat or woman ahead of her time? I cannot recommend this enough.
This story was a wonder to listen to. It sounds like several people are reading to you. I listened to the entire book at 1.25 speed and it was perfect. The story itself is such a detailed and intriguing story that I stole time from everything else to listen and finish it. My only wish is that Margaret Mitchell would have written more books for us to enjoy.
I have always loved the movie, however never found the time to read the book. It is wonderful that the narrator was able to use voices so similar to the actors in the movie I would get movie images in my head as I was listening. Great for commuting time or long drives. I listen at work as well and never had a moment I did not enjoy!
Everyone knows that this book is an amazing piece of modern literature so no need to comment on that. It was very interesting to see the Civil War from the southerners' point of view. I wanted the book to go on and on. The length is quite a commitment but very worth it.
The narrator is amazing! She was perfect for this recording. All of her different voices for the characters were quite distinctive and I was able to know who was speaking before it was stated.
Everything about it was great!
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.