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Gone with the Wind Audiobook

Gone with the Wind

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Rowdy Rhino 04-17-16
    Rowdy Rhino 04-17-16
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    "Addicted"

    First time to read / hear the whole store
    Very addicting . Can't wait to watch movie and to read the newer Ret and Mammy books

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    Pasha 04-14-16
    Pasha 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awful woman"

    I really enjoyed the historical aspect of this book. reading about Southern Culture was also interesting. but having to read about such an awful, selfish, manipulating woman was hard for me to get through. but the narrator did an exceptional job with this book. so I would recommend this book.

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    V. Smoot 04-12-16
    V. Smoot 04-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I adored this book!"
    If you could sum up Gone with the Wind in three words, what would they be?

    Mesmerizing, historical, memorable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Scarlett and Rhett's relationship.


    What does Linda Stephens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her acting out of the characters is divine. She is so good at providing a voice for each character that is recognizable and draws you in.


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

    Scarlett, of course! But in the book, she is a much worse person that she is portrayed in the movie.


    Any additional comments?

    The book goes into so much more detail. Scarlett is especially different in the book. It's such a tragedy that Scarlett and Rhett just can't get over their egos! I went to a wedding in Georgia during the time I was listening to this book and was able to visit the Road to Tara museum in Jonesboro and see some of the locations of the civil war, etc. It was really fun! I highly recommend listening to this book. It's very enjoyable and the time goes by quickly. I was sad when it ended today on my drive to work. I will miss it.

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    Janet L. Hamilton 04-12-16
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    "Excellent"

    This is a fantastic novel and it is read extremely well by the narrator...
    Accents and all.

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    Tristan 04-10-16
    Tristan 04-10-16 Member Since 2016

    Urban planner. Environmentalist. Geek.

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    "This is a classic for a reason."

    This book is compelling not only because it is a good survival and love story, but because it gives a first-hand account of the collapse of a civilization.

    I had never realized the degree to which the South was its own "civilization," as the author describes it, with its own values, etiquette, myths, taboos and aristocracy. (The taboos are surprising: you couldn't mention that a woman was pregnant). Reading this book provides insight on why the South remains such a culturally distinct place today and why they are so focused on their history. It would be like living in Rome after the fall.

    The author believed slavery was a good thing, so expect a certain ambient and overt racism. You will gain no insight on the human toll of slavery from Gone With the Wind.

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    sillymommy 04-02-16
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    "Why did I wait so long?!?"

    I've been a fan of GWTW movie for decades. Why did I wait so long to read the book? Wonderfully written and beautifully performed!

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    Caitlin Johnson 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful"

    After all tomorrow is another day... This classic helped me through a rough time. Thank you❤️🙏🏽

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    Amazon Customer 03-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So much Better than the movie"

    I have been a long time fan of the movie but never took the time to read the book. It is an incredible story with such detail and southern charm

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    judytk669 03-23-16
    judytk669 03-23-16
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    "Better than the movie"

    Beautiful and skilled narration engages the imagination and brings this incredible story to life. Loved it!

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    Stephen 03-21-16
    Stephen 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Gond with the Wind - Long, yes but worth it"

    Story: I know it was classic but I can see why this book was hit when published and big hit when made into a movie. Besides the strange psychology of Scarlett O'Hara, the book captures in captures, words, and deeds the South before, during, and after the American Civil War. Although staged in Atlanta, the forces and events have appeal beyond the period. From the movie history on the film, the French, the Japanese, and the German audiences understood the characters from their experiences in the both WWI and WWII. I think Koreans and any nation that suffer the ravages of any land war on their homeland could empathize with the events and characters. Despite its length, both the book and the movie deserve a repeat from anyone.

    Performance: Excellent.

    Production: Excellent.

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