Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire: darkly handsome Rhett Butler and flirtatious Scarlett O'Hara. Behind them stand their gentler counterparts: Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton. As the lives and affairs of these absorbing characters play out against the tumult of the Civil War, Gone With the Wind reaches dramatic heights that have swept generations of fans off their feet.
Having lived in Atlanta for many years, narrator Linda Stephens has an authentic ear for the dialects of that region. Get ready to hear Gone With the Wind exactly as it was written: every word beautifully captured in a spectacular unabridged audio production.
©1964 Stephens Mitchell; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
"Beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best." (The New York Times)
"The best novel to have ever come out of the South...it is unsurpassed in the whole of American writing." (The Washington Post)
This book obviously stands the test of time, and Linda Stephens gives a wonderful voice to Scarlett and the whole book. I love long books, and this one certainly gave me many hours of enjoyment!
I have been listening to taped books for a long time and I have to say this is one of the best ones I have ever had listening to a book. First of all, I love the movie and have read the book before so just expected a ho hum experience. Not at all! This was like hearing the movie again! The narrator was wonderful with all the voices of the characters. It was a little harder keeping up with all the parts but it was worth it. I really hated to reach the end of the book. I would highly recommend anyone who has wanted to read the book but was intimidated by the length of it to listen to it instead.
I could see why this story gain made a whole southern revival in US when it came out. I am a 28 your old guy from Texas who once lived in Georgia. After reading this book it made me want to go back and visit Georgia. Its a story of war, love, business and the strength of a passionate women. There is not many books written these days that can match the perfection of the writing style. The narrator of this book made the voices nice and realistic. It helped capture the magic of the book. I was able to forget easily that one person was narrating the whole book. I wish there were more books of this caliber.
Completely sucked in! Loved every minute!!! The voice was lovely and switching between characters was brilliant! I will keep this one to listen to again and again.
Everyone, I mean EVERYONE, has see the epic film version of "Gone with the Wind". I felt rather corny downloading the book, I mean com'on, I know how it's going to end...But the book has so much more than the movie. So much more insight into the characters. Into the history of that era, the hardships, the reality of war. No matter how bad things get in this country, if nothing else, this serves as a reminder that we don't ever want to go down that road again. I love this book.
It is so obvious to me now why GWTW is an American Classic. The writing and the story capture the reader. Although Scarlett is a self absorbed, stupid woman, you can't help but hope for her to triumph at the end. HIghly recommend!
I totally agree with the high praise of Linda Stephens. Her inflections and subtle characterizations are pitch perfect. The critical review about her voice being too old for Scarlett leaves me astounded. Vivian Leigh herself.
The book, of course, well deserves it's reputation as an American classic.
I bought this on a whim and I am so happy that I did. Growing up, Gone with the Wind was my favorite movie. I read the book when I was in 7th or 8th grade and I remember liking it but not as much as the movie. Now that I am older I can appreciate a lot of the things that are in the book that are not in the movie more than I could when I was younger. LOVED listening to this book and felt very immersed in the story. I thought the reader did a great job and I really just lost myself while listening to this.
I love Audible Books so much...I enjoy sewing and Audible lets me listen to books while sewing and cutting out fabric for my next quilt.
I read the Hardback version at least 3 times. I wanted to listen to it when I saw it had been formatted for audible. It was all I expected. I enjoyed the time I spent listening. I can recommend this to anyone who loved that period and style of writing.
This book was at times hard to listen to from shear frustration. I found my self screaming "Get On With It!" And the reader sounded like Betty White but the history of the period the story revealed was magic. Answered some questions I have had for a long time.
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