Knowing the story for many years but only from the movie, I was anxious to read/hear what if always been told - that the book is so much better. Margaret Mitchell's descriptive writing was wonderful - an obvious inspiration for the scenes in the movie. But the performance of the narrator and the many voices in impeccable southern accents is what kept me listening with anticipation.
I enjoyed every minute of listening to this wonderful novel. The reader is a joy and her pronunciation is exceptional.
I loved it and hated it and couldnt not finish it and struggled to finish it. Scarlett Ohara is the worst. The story told is relatively unexciting. Yet the raw emotion captured can't be ignored. You won't understand until you read it.
The narration was outstanding.
Thoroughly enjoyed this and although the start was a little slow, I could never guess what was going to happen next. Fabulous listen and will listen again - loved the characters and the story line - educational and interesting!
This book is as breath taking as it was 50 years ago when I read it as a teenager. I listened to it again as an assignment, and I am still in awe at Margaret Mitchell's knowledge of history and her eye for detail. The woman who narrated the book, did a hell of a job. Southern accents are hard to do, and having to do them on each level of "society" she was marvelous.
I have loved the movie for so long and never read the book, after "reading" the book it gives a new understanding to the movie. I love both now and highly recommend them. It also helps me understand the Ole South, the one my great grandmother and grandma use to tell me about. The story is fiction, but the manners and way of thinking are real, both in the grace of the time and horror of the way a race of people were treated.