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4.00000216467084 out of 54.00000216467084 out of 54.00000216467084 out of 54.00000216467084 out of 54.00000216467084 out of 5 4.00 (461,964 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Mitchell Narrator: Linda Stephens Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781440775895
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A masterpiece demands a masterful reader, and the match between Gone with the Wind and Linda Stephens is perfect. In her we have the petulant, youthful Scarlett O’Hara; the blustery, whiskey-drinking Gerald O’Hara; hands-on-her-hips Mammy; saintly Melanie Wilkes; and the bungling Aunt Pittypat. The dreamy softness of Ashley is juxtaposed with the dashing arrogance of Rhett Butler. The supercilious tones of the ladies of Atlanta ring out with heavy disapproval. We can hear in Stephens’ voice the blind spot that is Scarlett O’Hara’s tragic flaw. Stephens delivers absolutely convincing accents of Southerners—white and black. Her timing is flawless, and her use of pause enhances the material in this unhurried, luxurious reading of a great American classic. Stephens is as much at home telling of the ravages of the Civil War as Margaret Mitchell was. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • Winner of the National Book Award
  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005
  • Number 21 in The Big Read Poll of the BBC’s Best Books (UK)
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merenia | 6/24/2017

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book..i even watched the movie, but of course the book was way better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Ruiz | 2/13/2014

    " My all time favorite, I could read this over and over again and still love it! Although Scarlett is annoying, I love Rhett. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Scotton | 1/30/2014

    " My favorite movie EVER!!!!...I found the book to be mediocre... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Paulino | 1/30/2014

    " Beat book of all time in my not so humble opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber Warfield | 1/25/2014

    " I adore this book. Its been ages since I've read it and I should again. Its quite long and a little bit of it drags when it gets to where its just talking about the war but this is a classic that I will always love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan Thomas | 1/25/2014

    " A classic. Must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryam | 1/19/2014

    " Seriously im only thirteen and reading this book and it is quiet sad. I just got it a week ago and finished a fourth of the book. Ever had that suspenseful feeling of what will happen in the end and did you ever end up reading the end before the beginning or read the whole book backwards? Well thats what i did and now i hate my self! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Livia Petro | 1/12/2014

    " I love, LOVE this book. In fact it is one of my most favorite books. I think I may have read this about 5 times so far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madalitso | 1/9/2014

    " Wasted my time. The main character was too selfish and self absorbed. The racism was too raw, not a single black character was given any intellect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruchi | 1/6/2014

    " I loved it. But it was long. And not what I was expecting out of what has been labeled as the "epic love story of all time." Gotta watch the movie now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/30/2013

    " Amazing!! Who knew? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jnel | 12/15/2013

    " One of the few books that I love just as much as I do the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yang Chu | 12/11/2013

    " i was a bit obsessed in my angsty teenage years... must have re-read this thousand-page book 4 or 5 times. then i read the fan-lit sequel and that snapped me out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roopa | 12/8/2013

    " I think I just devoured at least 4 units of college credit on the Civil War, Reconstruction and general human psychology. I owe Scarlett thanks for teaching me many things, including how to say "Boo to a goose". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 12/3/2013

    " I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 11/17/2013

    " FINALLY done! Over 1,000 pages of melodrama, so happy the evil Scarlet got what she deserved! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Mansfield | 10/23/2013

    " A classic. I will admit sometimes the racism is a bit off putting, but one cannot help but to admire Scarlett's tenacity (despite her pure selfishness). Everyone has a bit of Scarlett in them, and that is what makes her irresistible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 9/3/2013

    " the imagery is still with me after all these years - what a lost society "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/6/2013

    " Much better than the movie. Enjoyed the history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 3/28/2013

    " Must read at least once! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Slaven | 10/16/2012

    " Scarlet O'Hara: your favourite frenemy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/13/2011

    " As much as I love the south & being born a southern gal this book frustrated me. Actually Scarlets complete narcissism annoyed the heck out of me ! I enjoyed the book just not scarlet and seeing she's the main character I cannot give this acclaimed book more than 3 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 7/19/2011

    " Classic book of the South during the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 7/14/2011

    " A very fine book. One of my all-time favorites. Never gets old. And of course, the constant vision of Clark Gable as Rhett Butler... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 7/6/2011

    " Long read, but well written. Worth reading once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 5/24/2011

    " Didn't read this until I was in my 40s and I regret not having read it sooner. Scarlet is right up there with Becky Sharp as one of my favorite heroines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 5/24/2011

    " Good read for an older book. So much of the story not told in the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 5/23/2011

    " i've read this twice. thinking about a 3rd time around before this next baby comes.

    i think it's the quintessential female summertime read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dovey | 5/21/2011

    " By far, one of the best books written in the last century. An evocative look at the civil war and post civil war, through the eyes of a southern belle and her comtempories. The only disappointment, for my part, is the failure of the author to produce a sequel by her own hand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/21/2011

    " This book salutes two of my favorite literary heroines, Melanie Wilkes and Scarlet O'Hara. It's one of those books I read over and over again and it never gets old. "I want to go home... to Tara." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/21/2011

    " A true classic. The characters are well rounded & believable. One of the ones you never want to put down & when it is finished you feel like you've just lost some good friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 5/20/2011

    " A very VERY long book that took me forever to finish when I was 14 yrs old, but overall not a terrible read since I love the movie... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katelyn | 5/20/2011

    " I don't like Scarlett. I don't like her in the movie either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 5/20/2011

    " My favorite book <3
    I cannot recommend this book enough! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nerak | 5/20/2011

    " Read this in high school and reread it several times since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 5/20/2011

    " I've always loved this book. I could read it over and over again. And of course I loved the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/19/2011

    " I like it, but it's taking forever to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warren | 5/19/2011

    " It's "Gone with the Wind." What is not to like? "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949) was an American author and journalist. Gone with the Wind was the only novel she published during her lifetime, which she won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for in 1936 and 1937, respectively.

About the Narrator

Linda Stephens is a seasoned audiobook narrator whose readings include Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award and was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration.