- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 49 hours and 7 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: October 1, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002RSRPS8
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Gone with the Wind Audiobook – Unabridged
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This novel is the second greatest selling book of all time (the Bible is first), and I can now see why it has maintained its extraordinary popularity for 75 years. That popularity was, and is, well deserved.
So many parts of the story that were not particularly as important when I was in my early 20's were glaringly important to me now. Such as the beginnings of the Klu Klux Klan, and why. Also, during the reconstruction, the real differences between "new" money and the old. Learning about the hardships placed on the whites by the National govt.,such as allowing black people to vote and not allowing the whites to do so. Evidently decent people,black and white suffered incredibly.
One must also keep in mind that Mrs. Mitchell was also the product of her time, living in Atlanta with her well to do family, and servants who's
parents and grandparents had probably been slaves to her household before the Civil War. It is to her credit that she tries to tell both sides of the story, black and white.
This book is so fine, on so many levels, I believe it should be read by just everyonem
But it's un-apologetically racist, the characterizations of the non-white parties are cringe-inducing and as a rational adult it's hard to swallow the book's smug assurance that most slaves were happy, that Reconstruction was tyranny and that the white landowners of the antebellum South were the true victims of the Civil War. As a young white bookworm with liberal parents who was anxious to believe that racism and civil rights issues were a thing of the past I was able to forgive these flaws but now in this racially charged day of deep income and racial inequality it's a lot harder to just ignore that side of the novel.
On the other hand is it unjustifiably written off as fluff because of its female author in a way that, say, Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain novels are not? Yes I believe it is. Is it feminist? I think a case can be made for that too. But as for how many stars to give it I need multiple categories. For racism it gets zero stars, for a well told love story that ponders the complexity of female friendships as well as the nature of desire and the ways we lie to ourselves in the name of love it gets five. Beyond that and regarding its place in the literary canon, I am unqualified to say.
And who doesn’t love the story of a born flirt and girl all the guys want? We want to hate her but we don’t. We all want to be her. We all want Rhett to fall in love with us. Poor spoiled, selfish Scarlett, never seeing what was right in front of her nose. She had it all but didn’t even know it. But when push comes to shove, Scarlett, rose to the occasion and did what she had to do to survive and keep what she wanted safe. And who doesn’t think she didn’t get Rhett back in the end? Well tomorrow is another day…..
I was happy to find this recorded MP3 CD of Gone with the Wind for a friend who has degenerative bone disease and she is mostly stuck in a bed now. She can’t hold a book, especially one as thick as GWTW. She loves this book. She is a Southern belle in her own right so it’s fitting she loves it.
These CD’s are going to be fantastic for her to listen to over and over again. She can play them in her laptop and/or download them to play on her phone, in the car when she’s going to the doctor or other device. I love finding something she can get such enjoyment.