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Little Women | [Louisa May Alcott]

Little Women

Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Barbara Caruso's rendering is wonderful. She skillfully combines the voices of a fairly large cast. Just as splendidly, she presents the text in an old-fashioned style, tone and pronunciation befitting the setting of the story. The four sisters, though each unique, must be a challenge even for several voices, but Caruso's solo voice always enthralls. The performance is worthwhile no matter what previous experience with Little Women the listener has.

Publisher's Summary

Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.

(P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC.

What the Critics Say

"Barbara Caruso gives a delightful reading of an old-fashioned, reassuring classic. For all ages." (Lawrence Eagle Tribune)

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    Doha New York, NY, United States 04-08-11
    Doha New York, NY, United States 04-08-11 Member Since 2010

    I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now

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    "Sweet Family Story"

    a Very heartwarming story about the march family and their daily lives .. many lessons are illustrated in a very fine way i like the way she let us develop with each character as if i lived with them , they are very funny and warm and i liked Lauri very much he is faithful and such a good friend .. but i have to say i really got bored and most parts of the story as it was SO SO LONG ..fun read though

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 10-31-14
    Sallie 10-31-14
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    "Love!"

    I hated for it to end! This is a sweet story to repeatedly listen to every few years. If only the world now would focus on "being good."

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    dawn 07-19-14
    dawn 07-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "KEPT MY ATTENTION"
    What made the experience of listening to Little Women the most enjoyable?

    The story itself is very well written. The descriptions were so detailed I often felt I could see the characters. The narrator nailed it perfectly.


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    Noora 07-18-14
    Noora 07-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I know it's old, but I still can't stomach it"

    "Morale" shoved down your throat. Women who need men for their fulfillment, and to "fix" their lives. Personality traits treated as terrible faults to be corrected. Women considered "independent" because they're allowed to make a little bit of money, but still most careers are closed to them. And of course women must both marry and have children, or they'll become cranky and miserable when they grow old.

    Yes, I know it was written in 1868 and "things were different back then", but it is still presented as a novel to be read for entertainment rather than a document of how crazy the values were back then.

    I would never, ever let children read this. They might take the "lessons" to heart and become misogynistic little monsters who believe they are progressive and support women's independence.

    Taken as a document of how people and values were 150 years ago, it's fairly interesting and very well written. Narrator does a good job.

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    Jennifer 06-11-14
    Jennifer 06-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great purchase"

    This book is always a favorite and I felt the reader did a great job portraying the story and emotions of the March family. I enjoyed it and will enjoy listening to it again and again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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