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Little Women Audiobook

Little Women

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louise May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of 19th-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers and listeners.

Public Domain (P)2011 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"The American female myth." (Madelon Bedell)

What Members Say

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    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 25/05/2012
    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 25/05/2012
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    "Excellent"

    I love Little Women. I first watched the film with Winona Ryder before reading the book, but think they complement each other. I love the little moralising stories, with good overcoming evil, and hard work, patience and fortitude winning the day. It is a story I always feel uplifted having listened to (despite some tears at certain points). I found Kate Reading a very good narrator - one of the most important things when in audio format.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Corina De La Vega 12/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great classic...!"

    Great classic... very good reading. Kate reading makes it very fluent and dynamic. I would Definitely recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Eleanor
    13/09/16
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    "Classic story, classic reading"

    This is the story of my childhood read in a true and faithful way. Relatable to any woman at any age!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C. Van-heyningen
    Asheville, NC
    06/09/16
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    "Delightful and Rich "

    So much wisdom, so beautifully shared! I am ever so grateful to have chosen this title!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Celeste
    Southern California
    22/08/16
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    "Kate Reading does a wonderful job"

    The narrator does a wonderful job of bringing the little women's voices to life with unique voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    USA
    16/08/16
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    "Little Women"

    Great book, old school language makes it even more surreal. Have some Kleenex ready as it has some real moments of true sadness. Great storyline of true family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paxton Merrill
    22/07/16
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    "Ausome Story"

    If you are a fan is classic audio books you are going to love this one. It's about four girls who grow up through their lives in this story.My opinion is that this is the greatest audio book ever. Play now if you are a classic movie lover.☺☺☺☺☺☺☺😁😁😁☺☺☺☺☺☺☺😁😁😁😄

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • N. Dandridge
    So. California
    22/02/15
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    "First read as a preteen; reread in my fifties."

    This book was selected for my book club. At first I had little desire to read it but started it and then got too involved in it to stop. It's well written although a bit too sentimental and moralistic at times. But Ms. Alcott hits upon many real emotions and struggles throughout the book. I did not appreciate these attributes as a preteen. Once you have read Little Women, try the contemporary novel March by Geraldine Brooks. It's the story of the father while he was away at war. Definitely not a child's book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    USA
    24/10/13
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    "Very Enjoyable"
    If you could sum up Little Women in three words, what would they be?

    Classic... Heart... Life


    What other book might you compare Little Women to and why?

    Little Women is in a league by itself. Why try to compare others?


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    Kate's voice is very pleasant and she does an excellent job with all the characters' voices. I never once wondered who was talking. The story really comes alive with a great narrator. Thank you, Kate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. I wanted to take my time with it. And did. It was great to listen to in the car on my work commute. Very calming but engaing.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad to have narrator choices with Audible, so that I can sample and pick the one I think will suit me best. Thank you, Audible, for the variety!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Ozark, MO USA
    30/07/16
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    "A classic"

    While this is not my usual cup of tea, but after the first part was finished, I actually did enjoy part two. Still not my usual fare, but it was a lot more entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Reese, MI, United States
    26/02/16
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    "must read"

    excellent reader of a simple yet predictable tale of four young women during/after civil war

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    La Habra, CA, United States
    18/02/14
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    "Love the book, but not the narrator"

    This narrator is the same person who reads the Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta series. She reads those very well, but her voice just wasn't what I wanted to hear when listening to Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.

    I love the story, it's a classic I read many times growing up. I just should have picked a version with someone else reading.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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