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    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795

    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

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Victoria Mcgee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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 (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's not "Little Women," but it's still a classic

    • By Jim Hall on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $23.09

    • 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 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • 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 142
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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: Andrea Emmes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    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

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    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
    • Ausome Story

    • By Z on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • 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 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • Little Women: Classics Deluxe Edition

    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Jane Smiley (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Christina Ricci
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young listeners. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom.

    But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every listener must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and beautiful Amy, the baby of the family?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An American Classic, Made New

    • By BH on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $38.50

    • An Old-Fashioned Girl

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Immediately following the success of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott sat down to write An-Old Fashioned Girl, expanding on the subject of rich versus poor that she explored in her first novel. It’s a story of a country mouse and a city mouse: 14-year-old Polly Milton travels to Boston for a stay with her friend Fanny Shaw. The wealthy Shaws’ way of life is foreign to Polly who tries to adapt but is quickly labeled “old-fashioned”. Fanny and her friends dress and behave as their elders do, flirting with boys and gossiping.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Based loosely on Louisa May Alcott's own upbringing, Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Each girl has a vision of what their ideal future will bring, though ultimately experiencing, as most young do, something completely different. Little Women, originally written as two volumes, was a great commercial success and is considered one of the most widely read American novels.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Hospital Sketches

    • An Army Nurse's True Account of Her Experience in the Civil War
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In Little Women, Mr. March went off to war. But in real life it was Jo (Louisa May Alcott herself, an avowed abolitionist) who traveled to Washington to nurse Northern soldiers. Despite the subject matter, her account is full of amusing anecdotes as she makes her way alone from Concord to DC, trying to finagle a free ticket and convinced she will drown during the journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such A Wonderful Story Beautifully Read

    • By Teresa on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $9.99

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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 Men

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Jo March, the irrepressible tomboy in Little Women, has grown up and married her professor to become Jo Bhaer. Together the Bhaers have established Plumfield - a warm-hearted, informal school where lessons are taught with a dose of laughter. When Nat, a young orphan joins the happy household at Plumfield, he can’t believe his good fortune. Each day is filled with studying and fun - the boys even enjoy Saturday-night pillow fights. But when Nat gets caught stretching the truth, he discovers there is more to learn in his new home than games and schoolwork.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Little Boys and Baby Voices

    • By GK on 04-04-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Good Wives

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Good Wives continues the story of the Little Women, the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they approach womanhood. Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons. Laurie remains irrepressible, with his high spirits and sense of fun, though his pursuit of Jo’s affections seems unlikely to succeed....

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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

    • A Rose in Bloom

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still a good book

    • By Nena on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $24.49

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