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    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Victoria Mcgee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Journeying into the past..

    • By Asmaa on 04-01-14

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • definitely worth a listen

    • By Nina on 08-22-07

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    As a New England mother struggles to support her family in the wake of her husband's service in the Civil War, her four daughters struggle, too - caught between childhood dreams and the realities of burgeoning adulthood. For Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, raised in integrity and virtue, negotiating the right path in life means making choices that will either narrow or expand their destinies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book!

    • By T. Burton on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Little Men

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an amazing piece of work

    • By S and R on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • 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 150
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kate Reading does a wonderful job

    • By Celeste on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Enchanted Collection

    • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
    • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this collection!

    • By greyseal on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $69.99

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic

    • By Cyn on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $31.42

    • Little Women & Little Men

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 29 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Little Women - Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, this American classic follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, but each ultimately experiences, as most young people do, something completely different. Little Men - Now married, Jo couldn't be happier. Along with her husband, she operates the Plumfield Estate School. Plumfield is a haven for poor orphans and is attended by 12 adopted boys, as well as Jo's own two sons.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: C. M. Hébert
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very good reading of a classic

    • By Kenneth on 03-31-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Dove Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Jamie Lee Curtis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The March family lives in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother, Marmee, while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo, at 15, is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, with an ambition to be an author. Meg, a year older, is pretty and wishes to be a lady. Beth is a delicate child of 13, with a taste for music. Amy is a blonde beauty of 12.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Jo's Boys

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Childhood Favourite

    • By Ruth A Walker on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett, Amanda Friday, P. J. Morgan, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    First published in 1869, Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War. Alcott wrote the book at the urging of the publisher, Thomas Niles, who was seeking a story about girls that would have popular appeal. Although it was commenced essentially as a children's book, it developed into something of a bildungsroman, which touches on more serious issues such as the difficulties faced by single-parent families, the death of a sibling, and fractured relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent tribute to a classic tale.

    • By Ad n' Audie on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $32.84

    • Little Women

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Bryony Hannah, full cast, John Bowler, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    A brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

    With their father away in the American Civil War, the March sisters are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. As the years go by, we follow the fortunes of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy on their journey into womanhood.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Short Stories

    • The Nostalgia Collection
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, Saki
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Edward Hardwicke, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cracking stories, but no table of contents!

    • By Frances on 03-27-11

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Eight Cousins

    • or The Aunt Hill
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific rendition of a beloved children's classic

    • By Kate McMurry on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Jo's Boys

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: C. M. Hébert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tragedy: Poor Jo Becomes Rich & Famous

    • By Joseph R on 10-06-09

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Little Men

    • Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Eight Cousins

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alcott's Quaint Notions

    • By Joseph R on 10-04-09

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Under the Lilacs

    • Scholar's Choice Edition
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Tara Dow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Under the Lilacs is a children's novel by Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1878.

    Regular price: $19.95

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