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3.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marensita | 2/9/2014

    " This might sound like a girl book but it is good for boys too. It teaches how a happy girl is and what she does to be happy!!! It is quite old but it has good teachings and a couple love stories,when Rose has to choose to marry between 6 cousins! (This was in the olden days when that was possible) This decition was made and she married the odd one that everyone thinks she wont. The were both very happy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa | 2/8/2014

    " A sweet story. Louisa May Alcott praises only things that are good. I might be ready for Little Women... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen | 2/7/2014

    " A sweet, romantic coming of age tale. I loved both Mac and Rose but found it hard to sympathize with Charlie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 2/6/2014

    " Is there anything as romantic as unrequited love (as long as you are not the one suffering from being unrequited, of course)? Perfect choice for a naive reader first venturing into the genre of romance... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/21/2014

    " It was nice.melissa "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelica Watson (psst! amrutha) | 1/19/2014

    " She writes well, and her writing includes the use of many metaphors and similes. This novel is a bit towards the romantic side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AngieA | 1/13/2014

    " This sequel to "Eight Cousins" is one of my favorite romances. I enjoy the developement of the charcters and how they continue to react in their unique ways to situations. It has it's preachy moments, like all LMA's book, but nothing I wouldn't pass on, in more modern terms, to today's young people. The values are timeless and Rose and her cohorts arene't perfect, but they keep trying to be good. Rose, Phoebe and Uncle Alec return from two years abroad and the girls are all grown up. Rose has decided to use her fortune for good and Phoebe is now prepared to become a professional singer. And, love is in the air. Rose takes a turn at the social life of her set but vows to only engage in such sport til the New Year, when she will "turn a new leaf". As Charlie makes advances, Rose wonders if she can love this cousin. So far, he has been a disappointment. This book includes some tragedy, some introspection and, of course, a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rrshively | 1/9/2014

    " Times may change, but young people can be much the same. Whether a young man drives a horse or a car when drunk, the results can be the same. This book has a good basic story. Louisa May Alcott can be a little moralistic and preachy at times, but maybe we need a little more of that these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Moon | 11/24/2013

    " Was it really socially acceptable for first cousins to marry at the beginning of the last century? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggymsu Valentine Colombo | 11/1/2013

    " Louisa May Alcott was always one of my favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/26/2013

    " Liked - not as much as Eight Cousins, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CLM | 10/2/2013

    " I sobbed my eyes out reading this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Premikka | 9/9/2013

    " It's a great book, great for any day, but I advise reading Eight Cousins before this book. I would not recommend this book to boys, because it is about girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cari | 9/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. A nice, light read. I really hadn't read anything else by Lousia May Alcott except for Little Women, which I also really liked. Will have to go back and read the first book, Eight Cousins. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 7/30/2013

    " The first book was soooo much better. This one was way too preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryAnn | 7/7/2013

    " I love this book. I always want to read Emerson and Thoreau after I read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/30/2013

    " Good. interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 6/29/2013

    " I'm putting this book on my list because Lis will mock me either way. This is really something a 12 year old girl should read. In fact, that's probably when I first read it, but I love it and probably read it every other year. Hey, it's Louisa May Alcott - there's nothing wrong with that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenee | 6/8/2013

    " More sappiness but well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/1/2013

    " I was glad to see what happened to all of the cousins and wished the last page didn't come quite so soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamara | 4/23/2013

    " I actually decided to ditch this book about halfway through. I realized I don't even care which cousin she ends up marrying. Too hard to muddle through, I give up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Haner | 3/24/2013

    " This is creepy, she marries one of her cousins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 3/16/2013

    " One of the sweetest and most charming books around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 3/13/2013

    " It's hard to say for sure, but this might be my favorite Louisa May Alcott book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 2/24/2013

    " I loved Eight Cousins, so I was delighted to read more about Rose and those zany cousins of hers. Like other Alcott novels, this provides plenty of lessons in character and love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lia | 2/22/2013

    " No thanks. Alcott at her most idealistic and sentimental. No real characters here. "

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About the Author
Author Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Educated by her father until she was sixteen, she also studied under Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. A prolific writer, her most famous work was Little Women, a timeless American classic.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.