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  • Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Andrea Emmes
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    Little Women, set in the 19th century follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as they live, learn, love, and grow as young pilgrims and blossom into fine little women. Based on the author's childhood, Little Women is one of the most beloved stories in American literature. It continues to touch listeners both young and old. Alcott takes you on a prolific journey which will make your heart swell, your soul laugh, and your heart ache as we experience the lives of the March sisters as they endure their lessons, scrapes, castles in the air, their romances, and more.

    Vickie says: "You will definitely not be disappointed with this version of this book"
  • 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"
  • The Enchanted Collection | Anna Sewell,Louisa May Alcott,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Lewis Carroll,Kenneth Grahame

    The Enchanted Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
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    This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

    greyseal says: "Love this collection!"
  • 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....

    Eleanor says: "Classic story, classic reading"
  • 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"
  • Little Men | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    Little Men brilliantly extends the March family saga begun in Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. Jo---now married to the good-natured Professor Bhaer and with sons of her own---has become the unflappable matron of an extended family at Plumfield, a school that the Bhaers have founded with Aunt March's legacy. Jo's rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure---a world enlivened by Alcott's unique powers of observation and sympathy.

    Jim Hall says: "It's not "Little Women," but it's still a classic"
  • 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.

    Doug says: "Timeless story, terrible narration"
  • Little Men | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Jo March, the irrepressible tomboy in Little Women, has grown up and married her professor to become Jo Bhaer. Together the Bhaers have established Plumfield - a warm-hearted, informal school where lessons are taught with a dose of laughter. When Nat, a young orphan joins the happy household at Plumfield, he can’t believe his good fortune. Each day is filled with studying and fun - the boys even enjoy Saturday-night pillow fights. But when Nat gets caught stretching the truth, he discovers there is more to learn in his new home than games and schoolwork.

    Betty says: "Little Boys and Baby Voices"
  • Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By C.M. Hebert
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    The lovable Jo March, introduced to us in Little Women, is now married with two sons of her own and an adopted family of 12 boys. And she couldn't be happier. Since starting an informal school at Plumfield, Jo and Professor Bhaer provide a haven for poor orphaned boys who thrive on warmth, goodness, and the affectionate interest of the March and Bhaer families.

    Joseph R says: "Jo's School"
  • Favorite Stories of Christmas Past | Clement C. Moore,Nora A. Smith,Louisa May Alcott

    Favorite Stories of Christmas Past

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Clement C. Moore, Nora A. Smith, Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, Alan Sklar
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    Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by award-winning narrators Renee Raudman and Alan Sklar. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales.

  • 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"
  • Eight Cousins: or The Aunt Hill | Louisa May Alcott

    Eight Cousins: or The Aunt Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Recently orphaned, young Rose Campbell is sent to the "Aunt Hill", where Uncle Alex, her six aunts, and seven boy cousins live in noisy confusion. It is nothing like the quiet girls’ boarding school that has been Rose’s home for the past year. Surrounded by a bewildering array of pets, relatives, and unfamiliar foods, the fragile girl wonders if she will ever get used to this new life. Fortunately, Uncle Alex is her guardian. He keeps the aunts from coddling her too much, and makes sure that she has plenty of time to play outside with her cousins.

    Jeanette says: "Better than I remembered!"
  • Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott

    Jo's Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Jo March Bhaer, who first appeared in Little Women, returns as the compassionate mentor to the boys and girls of Plumfield school. The original students are now young men and women, scattered the world over but always drawn to Plumfield to share their experiences. With fond memories of their school days to comfort them, the young men travel far and wide in search of happiness and fulfillment. The firebrand Dan finds adventure and peril in the American West. Emil’s life is threatened as he sails the high seas. And all the while, tender romances are finally blossoming.

    Ruth A Walker says: "A Childhood Favourite"
  • 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 (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 Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By C. M. Hébert
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    This favorite book for children, based on the author's own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother, Marmee, while their father serves as a chaplain during the Civil War. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family's income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

    Kenneth says: "A very good reading of a classic"
  • Under the Lilacs | Louisa May Alcott

    Under the Lilacs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Ben and his trained dog, Sancho, run away from the circus and soon find a warm welcome in a kind community where spirited games are played. Theatricals and imaginative pageantry are all part of the fun.

    justheather says: "Always a favorite!"
  • A Rose in Bloom | Louisa May Alcott

    A Rose in Bloom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Returning to the "Aunt Hill" from a two-year trip around the world, 20-year-old Rose Campbell suddenly finds herself surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them! Rose is rich and pretty, and she suspects many of these suitors are more interested in her wealth than her dreams. But she is determined to live her own life and find her own love, despite the many plans of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Louisa May Alcott wrote this delightful sequel to Eight Cousins at the request of her many fans.

    Rachel says: "Charming reminiscent of gentler times"
  • Horror Stories of the Pyramids: Gothic Tales of Ancient Egyptian Curses, Undead Mummies, and Vengeful Pharaohs | Arthur Conan Doyle,H. P. Lovecraft,Kate Chopin,Louisa May Alcott,Edgar Allan Poe,Guy Boothby,Théophile Gautier

    Horror Stories of the Pyramids: Gothic Tales of Ancient Egyptian Curses, Undead Mummies, and Vengeful Pharaohs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, H. P. Lovecraft, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    The Victorians were obsessed with Egyptology and mummies. It was during the second half of the 19th century that many of the most significant archeological finds were made in Egypt, and stories of the revenge of the mummies on anyone raiding their tombs, stealing their treasures or unwrapping their corpses abounded. This collection brings together the best and scariest short stories of the period, featuring vengeance-seeking mummies, bandaged zombies, pharaonic ghosts and ancient curses.

  • 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.

    karimich schmidt says: "nice book"
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