Rhett Butler's People

Version: Unabridged
Author: Donald McCaig
Narrator: John Lloyd
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: November 2007
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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Overview

This astonishing novel that parallels the great American classic novel, "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, has been twelve years in the making. Now, the most beloved and most widely-read saga of the American Civil War is retold from the point of view of its unrivalled hero, the dashing and enigmatic scion of the South, Rhett Butler. See what Rhett is really thinking as he sits in the armchair listening to Scarlett declare her love for Ashley. Find out what happened on the other side of the cupboard, where Melanie was hiding.Discover the truth of Rhett's relationship with Belle Watling...Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, "Rhett Butler's People" fulfills the dreams of countless millions whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by "Gone With the Wind". ""Rhett Butler's People" covers the period from 1843 to 1874, nearly two decades more than are chronicled in "Gone With the Wind". Readers will...get inside Rhett's head as he meets and courts Scarlett O'Hara in one of the most famous love affairs of all time." - "The New York Times".

Reviews (3)

Rhett Butler's People

Written by Deanna on April 10th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good book!! The narrator made the characters come alive. I liked how it followed along with Gone With the Wind and looked at it from another angle. I also was very happy with the ending.

Out of Character

Written by Lorna on March 7th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Gone With the Wind was one of my favorite books. The author did a creditable job of writing the story from Rhett Butler's side. He filled in lots of detail but totally changed the characters of our heros and heroines. Rhett turns out to be a nature loving boy. Melanie writes catty letters about Scarlett. Scarlett becomes introspective at the end. I finally decided to pretend I hadn't read the original and then I enjoyed this book. It was long (a good thing to me) and kept you listening the whole way.

Rhett Butler's People

Written by Mandy from Rockdale, TX on May 30th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely marvelous!! History, family drama, true friendships, deceit, and romance all rolled into one wonderful story. Mr. McCaig's book dovetails beautifully with "Gone With the Wind" and really provides insight into the people introduced by Margaret Mitchell so long ago. The narrator did a fabulous job with the voices, considering the complexity of the characters. Why, I fell in love with Rhett Butler myself!

Author Details

Author Details

McCaig, Donald

Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob's Ladder, Rhett Butler's People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.