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)
What fun!! It has been years since reading this book, so when Audible offered it on sale, I couldn't pass it up!!
The narrator brings Scarlett and Rhett to life!!
This is a great book. At first, I wasn't sure of the narrator, but she slips into the southern accent, the slave's talk with such ease and talent, I really enjoyed listening to her. Good thing as this book is over 49 hrs.! They should use this book in school, just to emphasize how far we have come in our society. I love this book.
This book far exceeded my expectations! The accents from Linda Stephens gave the story more depth and brought characters to life with their deep southern tone.
This love story is truly classic. There are so many parts that are relatable to many relationships.
Having seen the movie a dozen times it was a treat to actually read the original. Enjoyed it very much albeit it was a long read.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
The rich language and story is familiar but it is so long that one always forgets parts of it.
The civil war aftermath.
Mammy. She saw it all.
Gone with the Wind is a classic because it is an amazing story and is well written. If you have never read it, then listen to it. It is absorbing and important as well as just plain entertaining.
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.
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