Not just a reading, but truly a great performance by Linda Stevens. I can't imagine that it could be done better.
I usually don't listen to audible books multiple times, but this one was quite enjoyable
Scarlet and Rhett are of course the main characters. I love their interactions with one another and especially how they are unable to actually converse until the end of the book when then it is too late for their reconciliation.
Linda Stephens is a fantastic reader with very believable voices for each character, whether mild and sweet Melanie or rough and angry Rhett in an encounter with Scarlet.
Absolutley not. This book is hours and hours long, which I love. It is something to savor and enjoy for days.
Even though I had seen the movie multiple times, the book was so much better as it gave the thought process of the characters and did much more to develop all the characters. I found myself wanting the story to end differently even though I knew there would not be a reconciliation and love grow between Scarlet and Rhett.
The narrator actually does ok with the other characters - Scarlett especially. She actually sounds a lot like Vivien Leigh and she has the Southern drawl down pat - however when it comes to Rhett, she fails miserably.
Rhett sounds like he's about to fall asleep whenever he speaks - or maybe he just sounds like he's half dead....because of that, I've been able to immediately identify when he's speaking - which isn't good! The rest of the production is good - this is a HUGE book and I'm sure it was difficult to keep voicing after all those hours.
Would I buy it again? Probably.
To say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end would be an understatement. I found myself intensely engaged, Linda Stephens is a talented reader.
I know the story almost by heart, but this is my first audio experience of it and it's quite good! The reader has wonderful inflection and expression and diversity of voice and you get wrapped up in the story as if you didn't know the ending! First class performance!
I found myself engrossed in the escape from Atlanta and the return to Tara, two highlights of this vast story. These are pivotal moments that forge the character of Scarlet and uncover her core of steel. She was the original steel Magnolia!
Just first rate, I don't see how it could have been better.
Rhett Butler of course! I'd like to find out if there is any way Scarlett can coax him back! I've always hoped she could! Happily everafter!
Even if you've read the book, seen the movie and think you know all there is to know about the story, there is more to uncover with this audiobook. The reader's voice is perfection for the story she tells here. It's long and listening reminds me of what a shame it is Margret Mitchell only wrote one book!
The story was incredible. I have seen the movie a time or two. And I loved it. So, I decided to give this book a try. From the first few minutes of the reading I was sucked in. The story is different from the movie. It was deeper and more meaningful. The reading was A+++ I did whatever I could do to get my ear buds in and listen - again. Even Christmas shopping was more delightful. Get this one. If you are interested in a great love story, you will thoroughly enjoy this listen.
I think the moments when Atlanta fell. Scarlett whether she knew it or not(likely she did not) was saving the lives of others - with no payoff. She just did what was right, like them or not. She did it.
Definitely Mrs Melly. or Rhett. Or Scarlett. Yes, it was Mrs. Melly.
Mrs. Melly's death. So much of what could have been good about Scarlett all those years, died with Mrs. Melly.
I will listen to the novel again and again.....
is this book fiction or non fiction? it's hard to believe this novel is fiction. the author writes it in such a way that you could swear after reading it as if you were there.
I've been waiting for several years for Audible to have Gone with the Wind available. I was very excited to finally download it. However, Linda Stephens is disappointing as the narrator. I was hoping for a narrator with a more dynamic voice; a female Jim Dale. I had hoped she would grow on me as I listened, but she always sounds wrong. She is not a bad narrator, she's just wrong for this book. I was hoping for a narrator who could bring GWTW to life Juliet Stevenson does for Jane Austin's work or Gwendoline Yeo does for the Joy Luck Club. I'd even prefer a male narrator if he was able to capture the essence of Scarlet. Still this is worth downloading. Perhaps someone who does not have definite ideas about Scarlet O'Hara would be find with this narrator.