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    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 897

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I waited for this release!

    • By Rachel on 07-21-06

    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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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 Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Victoria Mcgee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    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

    • 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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Men

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The reader is just awful.

    • By Jackie on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Little Women: Classics Deluxe Edition

    • By: Louisa May Alcott, Jane Smiley (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Christina Ricci
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My children loved this classic on audio!

    • By Laura Sherman on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $12.39

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • Under the Lilacs

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Under the Lilacs" is a tale of friendship and adventure from celebrated author Louisa May Alcott. When sisters Bab and Betty Moss decide to have a tea party one spring morning, little did they know a strange and talented dog and a bedraggled circus run-away would come into their lives. Ben Brown is believed to be orphaned. With no family to return to, the girl's kind neighbour, Miss Celia, takes Ben under her care, where he learns the true meaning of friendship, home and family.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317

    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: C. M. Hébert
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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

    • Eight Cousins

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of Rose, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier, cured of many of her fears and prejudices. She also makes friends with Phebe, her aunts' maid of her own age, whose cheerful attitude in the face of poverty helps to illustrate to Rose her own good fortune.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Jack and Jill

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Jack and Jill tumble off of their sled on the first good snow of the season, their injuries cause them to be bedridden for many months putting an end to their fun and frolics. Their parents and friends fill their days with the joys of Christmas preparations, a theatrical production and many other imaginative events. Both learn how to become better friends to each other and their other school mates through their many trials. This is sure to become a family favorite!

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 4 Stories by Louisa May Alcott

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are four delightful short stories written by the famous author specifically for girls. As she says in the tiny preface "These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain. L.M. ALCOTT."

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Little Men

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating performance

    • By Rachel on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pauline's Passion and Punishment

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The beautiful Pauline has been wronged and sets about getting a little her own back. Collateral damage ensues in this tale of revenge and it's consequences. "Pauline's Passion and Punishment" is pretty mild stuff if you read it from the perspective of a 21st century reader. It helps to have some idea of what life was like and what was expected of men and women in the 1860s to truly appreciate this story.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • An Old-Fashioned Girl

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    A country girl named Polly is visiting city friends and comes to realize that this world is quite different than which she has left. Here people are judged according to their dress and manner of speech rather than for their honesty and hard work. Yet all who meet Polly cannot help but be enamored of her; her sweet simplicity is unlike any that they have ever seen, and soon everyone comes to realize that Polly is not someone to be laughed at and ridiculed, but someone to put upon a pedestal for failing to become willing prey to the cynicism of the times.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A favorite story, read horribly!

    • By Mandalyn on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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

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