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)
I've seen the movie, read the novel twice and now listened to the audible version. I got a lot more out of the audible than I thought I would. I love the historical fiction in this classic.
It was so much fun to read this book. It had me engaged the entire time. The reader has a great pace, tone and variety of voices that adds to the way the book flows. Excellent author with an excellent reader!
The narrator is awesome, so many different people, vivid presented by voice. Scarlet as well as other southern dialect, all very authentic.
Yes! She does the accents very well! And when I read the book, I stumbled over the slaves' speech. Linda Stephens really seems to understand the characters and how they express their emotions.
Rhett Butler. While I love many traditions of "polite society", I think his contempt for society is amusing.
She does the accents very well! And when I read the book, I stumbled over the slaves' speech. Linda Stephens really seems to understand the characters and how they express their emotions.
When Scarlett made up her mind that she would never be hungry again.
Love this story!
This book may be long but I did not want it to end. The ending left me hanging I wish it would have went on a little longer to find out what happened to Scarlett.
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.
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