This novel is a wonderful tale of love, lust, loss, and the human spirit. The narrator is fantastic and takes you back to the old south in the 1800's.
Scarlet O'Hara, Rhett Butler, two lusty, opinionated, opportunists: and the dreamy thoughtful man who stands between their love. Basically. Oh yeah and the Civil War; Reconstruction; deprivation; starvation; death; and taxes. Great epic story of 12 tumultuous years and the impact of a war on the way of life of a defeated people. Defeated in war but not in spirit. Ok if you already know the story you will really enjoy reading this. If you read this many years ago, as i had, you will also enjoy the story. The narrator does an excellent job. Its long but worth it. Now as an adult it is interesting to see the difference between today's Democrats & Republicans and their stances during this historical period.
I now have a new perspective on the south in regards to their way of life and slavery. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" only showed the worst of the south and "Roots" was just one Author's narrative of his need to understand where he came from. I do believe that slavery needed to be abolished and that America paid a dear price to make it so.
I loved this book. I could not stop listening. the reader was fabulous made me feel like I was watching a movie in my head. Amazing storytelling, and detail. I loved it it was so long but I feel like she could have kept going on into Scarlett`s life and I would have loved it !!
This narrator was fabulous. She made every character come alive, so distinctive without being cloyingly over dramatic. The story gives such insight into the time. This should be read by every American.
Devoted reader of American history and other related topics/biographies.
Great NOVEL, yet a good account of reconstruction as it occurred. Hence, historically relevant read.