Eight Cousins

6 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Eight Cousins Summary

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.

Day by day, learning how to care for each of these people, Rose begins to bloom. Eight Cousins is a charming introduction to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classics, which include Little Women and Little Men. Barbara Caruso’s colorful narration perfectly captures Rose and her extended family.

Public Domain (P)2002 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Eight Cousins

    • or The Aunt Hill
    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Eight Cousins

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • 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: £0.89

    • Eight Cousins

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Maria Therese
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Eight Cousins, or The Aunt Hill" was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, he takes over her care.

    Regular price: £8.69

  • Book 2

    • A Rose in Bloom

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Rose in Bloom

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: C.M. Hebert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the charming, human account of the adventures of lovely, wealthy Rose Campbell as she grows into young womanhood. Rose's greatest attraction undoubtedly is that she's such a real girl. She has her trials and disappointments, her temptations and failures. But with the aid of loving counsel and a level head she manages to turn out into a thoroughly lovable, admirable woman.

    Regular price: £18.99