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Publisher's Summary

Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler's People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone with the Wind.

Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event. Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds.

Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War.

Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know.

Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler's People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone with the Wind.

©2007 Stephens Mitchell Trust (P)2007 Macmillan Audio

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I’m glad I got to experience this book

It was so good to finally be able to have an ending that was so satisfying. The only thing I disagree with was his recounts of Melanie. She would have never wrote anything or talked to anyone no matter how much knew. I feel how he portrayed her was in a manner that one would think less of her.

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Male narrator very distracting

with such an iconic story as GWTW there needed to be a female narrator and Male. Rhett doesn't sound southern at all he sounds like he's a 300lb prize fighter and mamy doesn't even sound Black let alone southern. VERY DISAPPOINTED Seemed no effort was taken to sound like the original characters at all. I'd love to listen again with new narrators. Some of the skipping back and forth onto stories we have never heard of is also very confusing.

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DRAGS ON FOREVER

Overall, a pretty miserable excuse for a sequel.
A waste of time.
Drags on ENDLESSLY.

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Good book but...

After finishing Gone with the Wind and Scarlett (the sequel written in 1991 by Alexandra Ridley), I was so excited to listen to Rhett Butler’s People and Ruth’s Journey. I’m disappointed. The story lines don’t really line up. I can somewhat forgive these books for not following Scarlett’s storyline, but it’s unforgivable to stray from the original story.

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Let Down

Not what I expected. The story conflicts with events in the two preceding books. Disappointing.

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Great Read

I thought that this was well written and performed well... However the author did not take into account the sequel to Gone with the Wind, Scarlett. There were several things that did not line up with that storyline.

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I liked the sequel Scarlett better

I liked the idea of knowing some of the history of the characters, but liked the outcome of Scarlett way better. Narrators voice drove me a little nuts.

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True to form

The book captures Rhett Butler and all of his glory. It also captures the Darker side of the south.
It is Historically accurate in how African American were so Brutally treated. the N word is thrown alot so just a heads up. In some places it was hard to stomach but history is history the good and the bad. this book has it all

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very good!

this was a great story that gave insights to untold parts of Gone with the Wind. it has a different ending than Scarlet, the original Gone with the Wind sequel. Both are good stories that just take a different direction. I loved this book!

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