Little Women
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    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.”

    poorly edited recording

    It was nice to have the whole series together. Each book independent would lose much. Indeed, the end of Little Women would frustrate much more isol..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 03 2014 by Richard (Morris Plains, NJ)
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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.

    A classic
    Reviewed on October 05 2016 by Cyn ()
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    Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

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    • 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.

    I love it!

    It was one of the best books I ever listened to. I really in joyed it !!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed on January 29 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
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    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.

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    The Enchanted Collection | Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame

    The Enchanted Collection

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    • 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.

    Love this collection!

    Enchanting, inspiring, nostalgic

    Reviewed on May 14 2015 by greyseal (Seattle WA)
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    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?

    An American Classic, Made New

    Last Christmas, I had a craving for some pre-consumer culture American literature. A friend suggested Little Women. I was working on a big art project..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2013 by BH (SOUTH PASADENA, CA, United States)
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    Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
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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.

    Journeying into the past..

    I love this book more than some others as this is the book I used to read A LOT during my early teens, even though I didn't understand some things as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2014 by Asmaa (California, CA, United States)
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    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.

    Should there be another part to this book?

    The story is great and I looked forward to listening to this classic. I have never read the book so I'm not sure if there is a mistake however it app..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2012 by ken (IMPERIAL, PA, United States)
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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....

    Ausome Story

    If you are a fan is classic audio books you are going to love this one. It's about four girls who grow up through their lives in this story.My opinion..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2016 by Paxton Merrill ()
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    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."

    Great Narration

    For a review of this classic book itself, I think most people would seek a review from a number of other sites. So instead of commenting on the novel ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 26 2010 by Madelynn (Hamilton, NJ, United States)
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    Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott. Written and published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel tells the story of a year in the life of the March family. We hear of their troubles and joys and come to sympathise with each character: maturing Meg, gifted Jo, gentle Beth and lively Amy, as they extend their kindness to all around them. Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888) was an American novelist.

    Only the first half of the book!

    This "unabridged" edition ENDS after part 1. Beth is still alive, Jo is unattached, etc. This is only Volume ONE of Little Women; and Volu..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2009 by Katie (Exton, PA, USA)
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    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.

    The March Girls Take Charge

    Flo Gibson is not my favorite narrator but she is consistent and once one gets used to her voice, the story takes over and must carry the day. Just pl..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2010 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    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.

    Classic!

    I listened to this book on audio. I was a little put off initially because it was so preachy. Once I put myself in the time frame that the book was ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2012 by beth (LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States)
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    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.

    A very good reading of a classic

    I was surprised at the negative comments of another reviewer about the reader, C.M. Hebert, of this version of Little Women. I found the reader to be..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2009 by Kenneth (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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    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.

    definitely worth a listen

    I agree w the first reviewer - the narrator is absolute perfection for this particular story. In listening, I realized that my beloved childhood book..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2007 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
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    Little Women | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Rebecca Burns
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    Little Women is the story of a wife and her four daughters living in genteel poverty in the environs of Boston while the father is away as a chaplain in the Union Army during the Civil War.

    historical artifact

    A very interesting book, if partly read as an historical artifact. It is a must read, but it certainly does not have a contemporary feel whatsoever. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 25 2006 by D. Littman (OH)
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    Good Wives | Louisa May Alcott

    Good Wives

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    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Good Wives continues the story of the Little Women, the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they approach womanhood. Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons. Laurie remains irrepressible, with his high spirits and sense of fun, though his pursuit of Jo’s affections seems unlikely to succeed....

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    Good Wives | Louisa May Alcott

    Good Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Good Wives continues the story of the Little Women, the March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they approach womanhood. Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons.

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    Good Wives | Louisa May Alcott

    Good Wives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By C. M. Hébert
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    Three years after the close of Little Women, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with only their futures to find. Along the way, they all face painful trials, from Meg's difficult lessons in housekeeping to Laurie's heartbreak in a love tragedy. Each of the girls finds happiness, but not always in the ways they expect.

    good story

    This is a great book to follow Little Women as it is the sequel. It is an easy listen and fun to listen to.

    Reviewed on June 02 2007 by Sherri (Oxnard, CA, USA)
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    Good Wives | Louisa May Alcott

    Good Wives

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Liza Ross
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    The March sisters are among the most beloved characters in children's literature, and Good Wives - the second volume of Little Women - picks up where its predecessor left off. As Meg marries John, Jo is faced with a romantic dilemma of her own, Amy travels to Europe, and Beth becomes increasingly ill. In this sensitive and lively novel, Alcott - "the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom", as Henry James called her - is on sparkling form.

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    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
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    Now married, Jo Bhaer (nee March) couldn't be happier. Jo, along with her husband Professor Friedrich Bhaer, operates the Plumfield Estate School. Plumfield is a haven for poor orphans which is attended by 12 adopted boys as well as Jo's own two sons. Although Plumfield is a place of trust and warmth, the boys occasionally struggle to maintain good manners.

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    Little Men | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men

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    • 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.

    Little Boys and Baby Voices
    Reviewed on April 04 2014 by Betty (Western, WA)
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    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.

    It's not "Little Women," but it's still a classic

    It’s not really fair to compare "Little Men" unfavorably to "Little Women," just because they're both by the same author, but I can’t help it. "Littl..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2014 by Jim Hall (northern virginia)
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    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo

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    • By Louisa May Alcott
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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.

    Jo's School

    How to review this? The title cries out for it to be compared and contrasted with "Little Women" which would be unfair to this really fine b..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2010 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    Little Men | Louisa May Alcott

    Little Men

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    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This book continues the story of the March family from Little Women. Jo and her husband, the kindly professor Bhaer, open a school for boys at Plumfield. As Jo says, "A good, happy, homelike school with me to take care of them and Fritz to teach them".

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    Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out | Louisa May Alcott

    Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out

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    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
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    Written in classic Alcott style, we see how the boys struggle to overcome their many flaws, in the end learning life's lessons the hard way. Just as the March girls did, each boy must learn to deal with death, love, heartbreak, and the consequences of their actions. Audiences will feel pain and joy alongside each young man as he completes his life journey and fulfills his dreams in this classic conclusion to one of America's most beloved series.

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    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.

    A Childhood Favourite

    I love the whole March story and we listened right through from Little Women, but I thought this reader missed the mark a little, she isn't good at di..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2014 by Ruth A Walker ()
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    Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott

    Jo's Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By C. M. Hébert
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    Set 10 years after Little Men, Jo's Boys revisits Plumfield, the New England school still presided over by Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer. Jo's Boys — including sailor Emil, promising musician Nat, and rebellious Dan — are grown. Jo remains at the center of this tale, holding her boys fast through shipwreck and storm, disappointment...and even murder.

    Tragedy: Poor Jo Becomes Rich & Famous

    After toiling in obscurity, suddenly Jo's stories begin selling. Money came in but so did visitors at all hours. I have no doubt, Ms Alcott was writin..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2009 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott

    Jo's Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Better known for her novels Little Women and Little Men, Louisa May Alcott continues the story of her feisty protagonist Jo in this final novel chronicling the adventures and misadventures of the March family. Entertaining, surprising, and overall a joy to hear, Jo's Boys is nevertheless shaded by a bittersweet tone, for with it Alcott brought her wonderful series to an end.

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