Jo's Boys

Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Series: Little Women, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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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.

Based on real-life people and events, Jo’s Boys has struck an affectionate chord with generations of readers since its publication. The stories of many cherished characters - from both Little Women and Little Men - are given satisfying, heart-warming conclusions. Barbara Caruso’s affectionate narration carries readers back to New England in the late 1800s, when life was simpler but still full of adventure.

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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 different voices so it was difficult at times to know which character was speaking, and at times I felt she had the emphasis in the wrong place, and some words seemed to be pronounced a little oddly. This said, we did listen to the whole book and still enjoyed it.

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Good Narration!

This is another enjoyable book! I recommend it for anyone who likes Little Women and Little Men.

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#Plumfield4ever!

Loved it! Jo's Boys is a great conclusion to the chronicles of the March family. Several times it was a little hard to tell some voices a part, but overall the narrator does a great job with expression and emotioη. Πιστεύω Θεον, εστι αγάπη.

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Didactic but Enjoyable

In this highly didactic sequel to Little Men, we follow the late teen/early adult years of the students of Plumfield. The stories are interesting, though dated, and Alcott infuses the novel with life and laughter. Ms. Caruso did a nice job narrating, though some of her male voices were quite similar.