Because it's so long, I found myself listening as I fell asleep at night, while cleaning, while driving, or any chance I could get so I could see what would happen next.
I didn't love the ending, but I still adored the book :)
I actually caught myself gripping the steering wheel in the middle of an argument between Scarlett and her beau. It's that good.
I highly recommend it!
I had never read Gone with the Wind. I expected a much slighter, simplistic work. I now think of it as a great classic, on a par with works by Dickens, Hardy, Hemmingway, Flaubert, and co. I loved especially, the careful evocation of time and place, the historical drama, and the intellectually sharp dialogues and interior monologues concerning ethics, etiquette, social expectations, etc. The narration is brilliant: a full range of tones and accents.
I have seen GWTW movie several times, but never got up the nerve to actually read the huge novel. I ended up buying this on sale at Audible, and it was by far the best (and longest) novel I have "read" in awhile. The narrator sounds just like the movie Scarlett (Vivian Leigh), and it is well done.
I recommend it highly, and I am usually more of a fantasy, vampire genre reader.
I was amazed I enjoyed this book so much. Historical Fiction is a great way to learn some history. I would have never read a book of this length. I am glad it was on audio.
This is the best book I have ever read. The narrator was excellent....this book is only for the true readers who are willing to invest the time and become a citizen of Georgia and experience the hard times. Excellent!!
As a Northerner living in the South, and having never read GWTW, I felt an obligation to do so but had no idea what it was about. I was shocked when I almost immediately connected with Scarlett. She is a spunky and very straightforward speaking young woman which I can totally understand. True, her methods are a little less than honorable at times but she does what she has to do to make it through. I will probably listen to GWTW over and over again which is something I hardly ever do. This is one of those books that you can't put down but are so sad when it's over.
What a wonderful story. yes, it's long but so worth it. i thought it would seem too long to me but it was wonderful - i couldn't wait to hear more. story is so good and characters are great - narrator is first rate - worth listening to!
This has to be one of the greatest American books of all time. If you've only seen the movie, read the book. The characters are quite different.
I love literary fiction and I occasionally delve into non-fiction. I love books that are suspenseful and am really into well-told stories.
GWTW is simply the best historical romance novel ever written. No need to go into the plot here, I think everyone knows it. At first I wasn't too happy with the narrator and I do feel that a cast of voices might have served this book a bit better, but after I got used to her voice and realized that I wanted to hear Viviene Leigh and Clark Gable narrate, I got over it. I hadn't read it in over 10 years, so listening to it was a treat. It's actually a darker story than I first remember. Well worth the 39 or 40 hours. Highly recommended.