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

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
  • Length: 37 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

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.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • poorly edited recording

  • By Richard on 07-03-14

Unfinished

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-17

The story is great. The narrator does a good job. The issue I have is the poor editing. It's fine at the beginning, then you hear an occasional repeating of a sentence. At first I thought it was the player on my phone. By the end, the reading is full of mistakes, including the narrators clicks to alert the editor of a mistake.

Did nobody else listen to the file before publishing?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tales from the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout

  • A Collection of the Greatest Cardinals Stories Ever Told
  • By: Bob Forsh, Tom Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Michael Scherer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Offering listeners more than just a sneak peek into the dugout, Bob Forsch's Tales from the Cardinals Dugout takes fans into the clubhouse, out to the bullpen, onto the mound, up to the batter's box, around the base paths, along for the ride to spring training, and maybe even on a fishing trip or two in this tribute to the long and storied tradition of St. Louis Cardinals baseball. In his own witty style, Bo Forsch, known to many as "Forschie" during his playing days, has drawn from his exciting history with the Cardinals to bring fans stories that are laugh-out-loud funny.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narrator

  • By Bob on 10-05-13

Disappointing narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-13

What would have made Tales from the St. Louis Cardinals Dugout better?

A narrator that does not sound computer generated. It would also be helpful if he knew how to pronounce the names of Bruce Sutter, Red Shoendinst and Don Denkinger. I think these would be good to know when reading stories about the Cardinals in the 80's.

What could Bob Forsh and Tom Wheatley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I love hearing these stories, but in this way they seem disjointed. While many are fun they don't stand on their own well. I would have enjoyed it more if it were told in more of a single continuous narrative.

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Scherer’s performances?

No

Any additional comments?

It mostly comes down to the reader, he sounds as if he has never even seen a baseball game. He is very flat. It comes across more like a film strip from grade school than stories about baseball. I keep waiting for the "boop" to indicate it is time to turn the slide (nobody under 30 will understand what I am talking about there).