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Publisher's Summary

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.

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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Timeless story, terrible narration

My children think SIRI is the narrator of this book. Will be trying another audio version.

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Journeying into the past..

What did you love best about Little Women?

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 clearly as I do now. I remember making warm bread and tea to read this book, and both of these are linked in my mind so much that every time I pick up this book I yearn for a cup of warmth that I felt in the past. The narrator has a motherly voice, and you get a warm feeling listening to the book in her voice.

What did you like best about this story?

The best is the links it has got with the history of mankind, how good things used to be in the past, and hope that I can bring up my daughters as well as the ones in this book.

Which character – as performed by Victoria Mcgee – was your favorite?

Her narration was superb overall. The manly voice doesn't suit her when she reads out their dialogues though.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

None at all.

Any additional comments?

I can listen to this book again and again! And I will!

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Lovely classic!

Beautiful story! Enjoyed the readers voice. She does a nice job. I have listened to several of her books. Love reading the classics with my two young daughters.

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Don't know how she accomplished this

I have no idea how Victoria McGee accomplished this, but she ruined a book that I adored as a child. I think, perhaps, she tried too hard to dramatize the text rather than letting the words pull the story forward. She did not successfully (in my opinion) distinguish the voices of the characters, but she made them all sound insufferably stuffy. They all lacked vibrancy and character.

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Great Listen

This book will always be a classic. Written full of love and kindness, narrator was wonderful as well.

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Good story, the reader, though

The reader is stilted and robotic with extremely odd inflections and a limited sense of the characters. You can never focus on the story because the reader is so vocally awkward.

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Not for 8th grade boys

It met my very low expectations for a book based in the civil war about girls growing up. There is much romance which I don't care for.

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Very inspiring story

Very inspiring story about a family who loved each other. My wife and I appreciated how their Christian faith played a big part in their lives. Most of this is missing from the movies based on this book.

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Can’t Beat the Classics!!!!

The setting is archaic. The customs are from another era. However, the story has much to inform the alert reader.

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Talented Voice Artist

It's a classic for a reason. Very talented voice artist performs this version. Highly recommend.

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Loved

I love this though get for children 10+ quite long it was fantastic loved it

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