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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (461,963 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:
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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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  • “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.”


  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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