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4.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 54.01 out of 5 4.01 (76 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: C. M. Hébert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Little Women Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455172368
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Little Men, written by legendary author Louisa May Alcott, is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers.

The lovable Jo March, introduced to us in Little Women, is now married, with two sons of her own and an adopted family of twelve boys. And she couldn’t be happier.

Since starting an informal school at Plumfield, Jo and Professor Bhaer provide a haven for poor orphaned boys who thrive on warmth, goodness, and the affectionate interest of the March and Bhaer families. Sometimes it’s difficult to tame the manners and spirits of wild boys who have had no nurturing. But the Bhaers have time for all and are rewarded with the trust of the boys, who confide all their hopes, plans, ambitions, and misfortunes.

This classic tale full of faces both familiar and new is a perfect family listen, engaging for audiences both young and old.

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  • “As Marmee and the mother that Jo March later becomes, [Hébert] projects a maternal resonance, which resonates with subtlety and nuance. For fans of Miss Alcott, the novel makes for a rich feast.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Schulz | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this. I found so many examples of great mentoring and parenting. I took a ton of notes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/16/2014

    " I like this story even better than little women. I like how Jo has grown up to run a school for boys and how she takes in and cares of so many. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara Van | 2/14/2014

    " My favourite of the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luz | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoyed it more than Little Women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/14/2014

    " Follow up to Little Women, this book focuses on Jo and her husband moving into Plumfield, a home she inherited from her aunt, where she lives with and schools 12 boys, some of whom are related to her. I found this book less enjoyable than Little Women. It was hard for me to keep track of the boys and there was quite a lot of moralizing and the use of "little stories" to shame the boys into behaving better. Regardless, it was nice to catch up with Jo, Meg, John Brooke, Amy and Laurie, even in passing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 2/12/2014

    " This book is heartwarming and always sends out the right message.. But I still didn't really enjoy it as much as I could have. I guess it's because it's made up of many little stories, instead of one big story and I'm just not a big fan of short stories. I really liked Dan & Nat though and was really happy to see how they turned out. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitni | 2/10/2014

    " My other favorite Louisa May Alcott Book!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hong Deng | 2/9/2014

    " This book is a great story about a woman, Jo March rescued various orphan in a place called Plumfield. The boys and girls have different personalities and unique talents but they also have flaws that Jo March has to change them using numerous ways. The book also has a variety of useful vocabulary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book :) it was throughly entertaining! Very well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/2/2014

    " Biographical fiction of a family's life after the time of her first novel, Little Women. This novel is more fictional than the first, and to my mind somewhat less compelling, perhaps because the Civil War is over in this scenario. In my estimation, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 2/2/2014

    " I always loved this book when I was younger. I always preferred it to Little Women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Meyer | 1/27/2014

    " One of the best parenting books I've ever read. Very inspiring house full of boys and their adventures, and Jo and how she mothered. Lovely... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 1/24/2014

    " This was written with so much heart, Lousia May Alcott is quickly becoming my favorite author. "

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

    " I read it as a teenager and I still read it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie Taylor | 1/18/2014

    " A really fun book about Jo's experience with her school for boys. The story details the adventures of the different boys, some of them her nephews and others orphans they have taken it. It is really cute and deals with mostly lighthearted events. Very reminiscent of some of the funny adventures of Jo and her sister's in Little Women. I have started Jo's Boys, and I am enjoying it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tobius | 1/11/2014

    " Not bad, one of the reasons I finished it is because I wanted to read all three in the series..But no not really my thing.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/8/2014

    " A wonderful sequel to Little Women. It talks about Josephine's school and the boys who attend. I read this book for my literature class, senior year of high school for a term paper. I got an A ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Wade | 1/5/2014

    " Another wonderful Alcott book- there were a few great "parenting" tips that I'll have to go back and re-read. It takes me awhile to get through these books b/c of the language style, but so far they all have been wonderful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/4/2014

    " Enjoyable to read to Audrey and the boys....fun after reading Little Women and March....made me think that Susie Walton may have read it and thought H and I would have our own Plumfield. Hopeful story about a more innocent time, but still troubled youth. Thumbs up--a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Viv | 1/4/2014

    " So this book shows that if you're an interesting youth that you'll grow up to be a placid sentimental grown up. I found the "development" of Jo in this book to be awful. I have Jo's Boys on my kindle but I'm not sure if its worthwhile continuing *sigh* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/27/2013

    " A charming books, leaving you wanting more stories about the March Family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/17/2013

    " I just read Christine's review of this book and I suppose it could seem trite and slow. But, I loved it. I like the idea of an idealistic life and this showcases one beautifully. I love that children are accepted unconditionally and given the opportunity to be children. Wonderful and lovely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/14/2013

    " enjoyed reading the funny adventures of the children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/11/2013

    " Not as good as Little Women but a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/10/2013

    " Not as good as the first but new characters were incorporated well and old characters showed development. The story line is continued from the previous book and relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 12/5/2013

    " This is a fun continuation of "Little Women". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robie | 11/26/2013

    " I cried while reading this book it was the first time I'd ever cried durring a book. I didn't know it was possible... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/25/2013

    " This is the sequel to Little Women. Jo and the Professor run a school for boys in their home, Plumfield. The story revolves around the various boys and their antics. I only like it because I want to know what happened to the main characters in Little Women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/24/2013

    " I haven't read Little Men since I was 12 or 13. I am happy to report that Jo's little school of misfits is as charming and darling as ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/19/2013

    " I read this a long time ago, I don't even remember when. Maybe 6th grade? But I loved it. I wanted a household of boys of my own. Jo is an inspiration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calla | 11/18/2013

    " I can see now how the story is anything but realistic, and yet I love the series for its warmth, hope, and appreciation of a dream to bring out the promise in the next generation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Montana Phan | 11/10/2013

    " Jo is fully grown, and she starts a boarding school for boys and girls. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sherie | 11/8/2013

    " Bleah! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 10/27/2013

    " I read this before Little Women. I enjoyed every story. I think it helped me enjoy Little Women even more because I knew what happened in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tethergirl30 | 10/19/2013

    " I learned that if you never give up, and set your heart to it, you can do anything, like change boys to men. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelterry | 10/6/2013

    " This sequel to Little Women includes many of the same characters, but Jo March is now Jo Bhaer. The Bhaers run a school at Plumfield. The book has no distinguishable plot, but the kids are charming enough to hold the reader's interest. It's like a fictional parenting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/28/2013

    " I loved Little Women, and while this is a good book, I never loved it in the same way. Maybe it's because the main female character (Jo) is older and the young characters are boys. Little Women was more like me and my sister and my cousins (all girls). Definitely worth reading, though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillelaine | 9/16/2013

    " A timeless classic and a companion piece to Little Women "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Jensen | 9/14/2013

    " Not as good as Little Women, but still excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 9/13/2013

    " This one I absolutely loved, every bit as much as Little Women. It was so cute! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 9/1/2013

    " Loved it! I read it to my brothers a few years ago and they loved it too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 9/1/2013

    " Read as a 13-year-old and loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 8/21/2013

    " I liked it better than Little Woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/4/2013

    " while clearly young adult fiction this book has an added level for parents. alcott was truly expressing her view on what the ideal parent should do to instruct and discipline and raise children into "good" adults. inspired me to be a better parent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/18/2013

    " I recently read Little Women, and really enjoyed it, and so I went searching for more by Ms Alcott. This one was a wonderful find. It is a great lesson in how to raise good, strong, upstanding, young men. Love them and know them! One for my home book shelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 7/5/2013

    " even better than little women, more exciting. i love dan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianne | 6/5/2013

    " It's a sweet book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 5/13/2013

    " I enjoyed the little lessons of wisdom and truth weaved in and around the story. I admire Louisa May Alcott. What a great Woman! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maya | 4/28/2013

    " Definitely not as good as Little Women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mftkathie | 4/20/2013

    " Not as good as Little Women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/3/2013

    " Another re-read. Not as good as 'Little Women' (one of my all time favorites) but good. Very preachy but you have to wonder if more people read and followed some of the philosophies expounded by Alcott, Thoreau and Walden if the world wouldn't be a better place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyn | 3/31/2013

    " This book is good. A bunch of sweet stories that take you back to a simpler time.....when men and boys were kind and good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trace | 3/6/2013

    " I think I may have loved this even more than Little Women.... moms of boys will delight in this story... truly wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/2/2013

    " I wish I'd reviewed this sooner (I read it a few weeks ago), because now this one and Jo's Boys are sort of meshed together in my brain. I loved them both! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 7/23/2012

    " By Louisa May Alcott. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/15/2012

    " This was an enjoyable book to read. Enjoyed every chapter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 1/8/2012

    " Read this when I was about 12 & picked it up again. It was such a pleasant read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mftkathie | 12/21/2011

    " Not as good as Little Women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/15/2011

    " Good book, but don't read it while you are morning sick. It makes you feel even more inadequate compared to Jo- who is the perfect mom/teacher/woman. *sigh* "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilee Booth | 11/4/2011

    " Not as good as Little Women, of course, but still an enjoyable read, and good as far as sequals go. It was faithful to the characters and introduced some new interesting ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riley | 4/27/2011

    " I love Little Men just as much as I love Little Women. So fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 3/27/2011

    " my favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 3/19/2011

    " i will have to blog about this -i learned a lot of education/parenting tips from this book! it'd been a while since I'd read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary Conley-scholz | 1/16/2011

    " My other favorite book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anni | 11/7/2010

    " Membaca buku ini bisa terharu atau ketawa kecil. Mengajari tentang kebaikan dan sifat yg seharusnya dimiliki seorang manusia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tatiana | 11/7/2010

    " I like more Little women,this one is impregnated of respectability..nothing to say about it but when it's too much is really too much!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayti | 7/25/2010

    " This is my favorite out of all Alcott's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 7/20/2010

    " My first experience with a sequel- loved it! Was so glad to revisit the fabulous March family-have reread this quite a few times- As with Little Women I totally escape into this book always suprized to wake up in this modern world "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kc | 6/15/2010

    " After re-reading Little Women I was inspired to read this one...I've had my aunt's set of Louisa May Alcott books for nearly 20 (?!) years and have, until now, only read Little Women! This made for pleasant before-bed reading. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delene | 6/9/2010

    " A nice story about love, relationships, and lives lessons learned. I enjoyed it greatly. It was a story that I felt all the emotions in live. A sweet book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 5/6/2010

    " I LOVED this book as much as Little Women! Can't wait to read the third 'Jo's Boys'! If you haven't read these books, you need to! Truly are classics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 3/10/2010

    " I loved it almost as much as Little Women. It's a continuation of Little Women. The March girls are all grown up with families and responsibilities. Little Men focuses on their children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/26/2010

    " I actually liked this book better than Little Women because they did more and got into more trouble. It was definitely more exciting than Little Women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizthorne | 9/5/2009

    " This is the sequel to Little Women. Read on, my friends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 8/27/2009

    " liked it even better than Little Women "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 8/24/2009

    " Not nearly as good or as satisfying as Little Women, but a fun read nonetheless, for a lot of the same reasons. "

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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

C. M. Hébert is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, daughter, cat, and assorted fish.