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  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I....

    N. Dandridge says: "First read as a preteen; reread in my fifties."
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    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.

    Nina says: "definitely worth a listen"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Victoria Mcgee
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    Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The book was an immediate commercial and critical success. Little Women has three major themes: domesticity, work, and true love. It has been made into innumerable adaptations for stage and screen and is an American classic.

    Asmaa says: "Journeying into the past.."
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    Louisa May Alcott’s heartwarming tale of the indelible bond between sisters. This treasured novel, drawn in part from Louisa May Alcott's personal experience, brings to life the provincial yet abundantly full lives of the March sisters. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy manage to lead an interesting existence despite their father's absence at war and their family's lack of money. Whether they're putting on a play or forming a secret society, their gaiety is infectious. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

    BDMoon says: "Beautiful book and Narrator"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Jamie Lee Curtis
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    This memorable and touching autobiographical novel by Louisa May Alcott is the story of the four March sisters' youth and young womanhood in and around their New England home. With their father away at war, Meg, the oldest sister and the pretty one; and Jo, the tomboy, take care of Beth, the shy one, and Amy, the artist.

  • Little Women: Classics Deluxe Edition | Louisa May Alcott,Jane Smiley (introduction)

    Little Women: Classics Deluxe Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott, Jane Smiley (introduction)
    • Narrated By Christina Ricci
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    Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young listeners. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom.

    But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every listener must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and beautiful Amy, the baby of the family?

    BH says: "An American Classic, Made New"
  • The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women | Elaine Brown,Marsha Haygood,Rhonda McLean

    The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elaine Brown, Marsha Haygood, Rhonda McLean
    • Narrated By Shari Peele
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    Three powerful African-American female executives celebrate their gender and heritage as they share their secrets for success in this effective guide for businesswomen. Ways to communicate thoughtfully, trust yourself, and exude self-esteem are just a few tactics the authors discuss for those who want to enter the workforce as confident leaders.

    Tracie says: "Essential for business women!"
  • The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one) | Louisa May Alcott

    The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one)

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Catherine O'Brien
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    Little Women itself “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth.” Little Women has been read “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well.” Alcott “combines many conventions of the sentimental novel with crucial ingredients of Romantic children's fiction, creating a new form of which Little Women is a unique model.”

    Richard says: "poorly edited recording"
  • Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women | Harriet Reisen

    Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Harriet Reisen
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    Louisa May Alcott portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous character, Jo March, and addresses all aspects of Alcott's life: the effect of her father's self-indulgent utopian schemes; her family's chronic economic difficulties and frequent uprootings; her experience as a nurse in the Civil War; and the loss of her health and frequent recourse to opiates in search of relief from migraines, insomnia, and symptomatic pain.

    Jean says: "Compelling Story"
  • Funny Little Woman | Arlene Mosel

    Funny Little Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Arlene Mosel
    • Narrated By Cheryl Stern
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    While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures. She eventually escapes from them by becoming the richest woman in Japan.

  • Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock | David Margolick

    Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Margolick
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
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    The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high-school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation - in Little Rock and throughout the South - and an epic moment in the civil rights movement.

    Mercedes says: "Powerful"
  • Lusty Little Women: Louisa May Alcott's Classic Retold as a Risque Romance | Margaret Pearl

    Lusty Little Women: Louisa May Alcott's Classic Retold as a Risque Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Margaret Pearl
    • Narrated By Evelyn Lee
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    Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy are coming of age, and stirring temptations await them around every corner. The handsome young neighbor, attentive doctor, and mysterious foreigner introduce the little women to the passion-filled world of the feminine arts. Will these steamy encounters fulfill their deepest yearnings? Have they found true love or been blinded by lust?

    Ariadne says: "Amazing"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    A heart-warming tale of love, sisterhood and hardship during the New England Civil War, Little Women tells the story of the lovable March family. Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy try to support their mother at home while their father is away at war and enter into various scrapes and adventures as they do so. Alcott beautifully interweaves bad times and good as her characters struggle with the trials and tribulations of growing up and their relationships with one another.

    ken says: "Should there be another part to this book?"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Liza Ross
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    >Little Women, closely based on Louisa M. Alcott’s own experience of family life, was first published in 1869 and has never lost its extraordinary power to move and delight - from the heartrending story of gentle Beth to the humorous adventures of tomboyish Jo, and Meg’s vain attempts to cut a fashionable figure in "society".

  • Little Women (Dramatized) | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
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    One of American literature's most loved novels, this is a story of family, of hope, of dreams, and of growing up as four devoted sisters search for romance and find maturity in the Civil War-era 19th century New England.

  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of this, Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy - united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

    beth says: "Classic!"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work."

    Madelynn says: "Great Narration"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    The dreams, pranks, misfortunes, and courtships of the March girls form a charming family portrait.

    Joseph R says: "The March Girls Take Charge"
  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
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    Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Little Women, originally written as two volumes, was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely read American novels.

  • Little Vampire Women | Louisa May Alcott,Lynn Messina

    Little Vampire Women

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott, Lynn Messina
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
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    The dear, sweet March sisters are back, and Marmee has told them to be good little women. Good little vampire women, that is. That’s right: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up since you last read their tale, and now they have (much) longer lives and (much) more ravenous appetites.

    valarie says: "Not the best book I have ever heard"
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