Eight Cousins
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(4.4 based on 191 ratings)
  • 1
    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    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.

    Terrific rendition of a beloved children's classic

    It is well performed, and it is a book so beautifully written with such appealing content, it stands up very well to being read aloud--which lesser bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2015 by Kate McMurry (United States)
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    Eight Cousins | Louisa May Alcott

    Eight Cousins

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Orphaned at 13, Rose goes to live with her Uncle Alec. Here she meets her seven spirited boy cousins with whom she has home-spun fun, many exciting adventures and in the process learns valuable lessons about life, love and friendship.

    Alcott's Quaint Notions

    Louisa May Alcott had quaint notions for her day: voting rights for women; girls should be educated to the highest level; children should be running a..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2009 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    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.

    Still a good book

    In the middle of the pack.

    Reviewed on March 10 2014 by Nena (Ohio)
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    Rose in Bloom | Louisa May Alcott

    Rose in Bloom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By C.M. Hebert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    This is the charming, human account of the adventures of lovely, wealthy Rose Campbell as she grows into young womanhood. Rose's greatest attraction undoubtedly is that she's such a real girl. She has her trials and disappointments, her temptations and failures. But with the aid of loving counsel and a level head she manages to turn out into a thoroughly lovable, admirable woman.

    Charming

    I first read the books Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom at 10. Now, in my late 50's, I find them more charming and engaging than ever.

    Reviewed on May 19 2010 by Sheila Rooks (Gulf Breeze, FL)