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Gone with the Wind Audiobook

Gone with the Wind

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Maxim 03-24-13
    Maxim 03-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great audiobook, or the greatest?"
    What did you love best about Gone with the Wind?

    I've listened to at least 100 audiobooks and have never written a review. But this one was so good that I will. The narrator conveys emotion as well as any I've heard, and the author has an amazing grasp of human nature. The characters are unusual, multi-faceted, and believable. The plot line is suspenseful, realistic, and in a rich historical setting.

    Couldn't recommend highly enough.


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    Charlotte ST PETERS, MO, United States 03-18-13
    Charlotte ST PETERS, MO, United States 03-18-13
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    "Gone with the wind"
    Would you listen to Gone with the Wind again? Why?

    No but just because it is a long book. I love the book and story This book tells the story of the war between the states better than any history book. an recomend it all. The Civil war is fasinating. The characters are wonderful.


    What other book might you compare Gone with the Wind to and why?

    I really can't find one , maybe centinnal.


    Have you listened to any of Linda Stephens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    she is excellent


    Who was the most memorable character of Gone with the Wind and why?

    Scarlet of course. Her determination and survial skills.


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    David Concord, NC, United States 03-13-13
    David Concord, NC, United States 03-13-13
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    "Great Listening"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone with the Wind the most enjoyable?

    This is a great story. I haven't quite finished listening. It is 24 hours of listening.

    This is drama. There is adventure. There is joy. There is sorrow.

    Overall it is great listening.


    What other book might you compare Gone with the Wind to and why?

    I cannot think of another book to compare.


    Have you listened to any of Linda Stephens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


    If you could rename Gone with the Wind, what would you call it?

    I am not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    M. Harrison 03-02-13
    M. Harrison 03-02-13

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    "One of My Favorites Since Childhood"

    I've read the print version of GWTW several times, and I was happy when I found this unabridged version on sale. I had to have it!

    Although the narrator does an OK job, it may have been better with another narrator, but I can't think who...George Guidall, maybe.

    This is a slice of the South that was, and Margaret Mitchell did a good job of capturing the War of Northern Aggression from the Southern point of view: the hardship, the loss, the privation. It's all here.

    A classic, wonderful novel.

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    Hilary Nepean, ON, Canada 02-24-13
    Hilary Nepean, ON, Canada 02-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I'll think about that tomorrow.........."
    Where does Gone with the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty high, I love this series!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone with the Wind?

    Any part with Scarlet and Rhett!


    If you could take any character from Gone with the Wind out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Rhett!! He is so amazing and would be a gentleman : )


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, classic, very fun to listen to and read over and over again!

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    SpeechTeachMe 02-19-13

    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "Amazing Classic. Great listen!"

    This is one you will want to listen to. The story remains the same but, the narration is great and gets you into the characters. The ending gets me every time, however I could listen again and again. Great reading of an all time classic.

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    Nancy Fort Myers, FL, United States 02-11-13
    Nancy Fort Myers, FL, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I had mixed feelings after reading past reviews..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definetly, even though others criticized the narrator's performance she did very well and I was surprised with her singing voice which was beautiful


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    What about Linda Stephens’s performance did you like?

    Her singing voice was awesome


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't laugh or cry. I never read the book I just saw the movie. I was surprised that the story had differences I thought, why couldn't that be in the movie?


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen to it, it is well worth it! I will be listening to it again soon!

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    Carina United States 02-07-13
    Carina United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love this book! The narrator is fantastic!"

    I hadn't read Gone with the Wind nor seen the movie so this audible book was my first experience. I went into it expecting a good story because it is a classic after all, but it's so much more than I expected. Oh what a story! All the characters are so full of life and rich with flaws. I loved each and every one of them.

    And the narrator is amazing! I loved her southern accent. She brought Scarlet to life in all her haughty glory. I will definitely listen to this one again and again.

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    Jen San Jose, CA, USA 02-04-13
    Jen San Jose, CA, USA 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Truly an epic story"
    Would you listen to Gone with the Wind again? Why?

    Absolutely I'd listen to Gone with the Wind again. I loved the story. Yes it's long, 49 hours long. However I didn't find that it bothered me. In fact when it ended I was sad it was over. You go on a journey with Margaret Mitchell's tale and with Linda Stephens narrations she brings the story to life.

    For me I always love the books vs the movie. I listened to this audio before I watched the movie, and I'm so very happy I did. The book takes you and an incredibly, epic journey wrapped with suspense, sadness and romance. So much was left out in the movie and changed all together. If I'd had just watched the movie I'd love it. However the book takes you on a journey and into the lives of the characters that I felt I missed in the movie. There were many scenes I wished I saw in the movie and was sad to see it was cut. As much as I enjoyed the movie and the actors Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh protratal of their characters. I really wouldn't mind seeing this book remade today. It could be made into a mini-series. The only sad part in that would be not having Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh again. I really did just love them as Rhett and Scarlet.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Geez this is a tough answer. All the characters where so well developed you just felt you knew then inside and out. Of course Scarlet and Rhett where my favorites. However I turned to love Melanie as well. As I first started listening to Gone with the Wind I found Scarlet vain, self absorb and a bully. My opinion changes as the book goes on as I found her strong, tenacious and in her own way loving. Rhett, well he was just the perfect leading man for me. I love to see strong, tough men turn to putty with women. Show their softer side. To bad for Scarlet she didn't realize he was so into her. What can be expected when she was so young and had so many other worries to contend with. And I just loved Melanie. She's the constant Scarlet needed and she proved to be always the faithful "sister" to her. Melanie never went against her own values. She saw people for who they really were even when everyone else saw them different. As the story went I thought her to be weak and soft as Scarlet's opinion of her was. Melanie turned out to be just as strong as Scarlet in her own way. I don't want to give anything away so I'll leave it at that.


    Which character – as performed by Linda Stephens – was your favorite?

    All of them. She did great!


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    Larry Stettler 02-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Still one of the very best books ever written!"

    I read the book years ago and have seen the movie many times, but this undoubtedly was the most enjoyable. The narrator was able to bring each character to life and told the story in such a way as to see it as it was meant to be. You won't be sorry with this one.

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