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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,573 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: C.M. Hebert Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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The lovable Jo March, introduced to us in Little Women, is now married with two sons of her own and an adopted family of 12 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 wild 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Hartter | 2/20/2014

    " The best of the the three (four) March Family volumes focuses on the boys and girls attending Jo's Plumfield, the country estate left her by Aunt March, where she operates a boys school (and also has a few female students) near her hometown of Concord. Each has distinctive character flaws, like the first section of Little Women, that they choose to try to overcome, some with more success than others. Moral views of the time are also studied, through Jo's admission of poor boys as well as wealthy, and orphans to whom she is a pseudo-parent with her husband, Fredrich Baher. The male reader will enjoy this entry much more than the prior, but the small roles played by likable March family characters makes for disappointment; if Jo wasn't your favorite sister, you may not like this book (Laurie and Meg, respectively, are my two favorite characters in the entire series, and also Meg's husband, John Brooke). Jo is annoying at times; the antics of the young boys and the trials of the older ones make this book more satisfying than the prior---there should be at least one character, male or female, each reader takes to heart, from the large ensemble cast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizthorne | 2/16/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/7/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agriffith | 2/5/2014

    " I love Little Women - and Little Men is along the same vein but I didn't get into it as much as Alcott's best seller. Still a charming read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 London Litchfield | 1/25/2014

    " I missed reading this sequel to Little Women when I was younger. I don't think I would have appreciated it then as much as I do now, as a parent. I thought it was such a wonderful,innocent and uplifting story. Jo and Fritz deliver a school for boys from homeless, poor or broken backgrounds. They vow to teach young and restless boys to be noble and worthy gentlemen. They do this through love, patience and many experiments. Their school/home for boys is a little microcosm for better parenting. I even grew to admire Fritz, even though, as a young reader, I never quite got over the fact that Jo wouldn't marry Laurie and chose the professor instead. I can see why a little better now, and Laurie even makes a few befitting appearances in this summer at Plumfield. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Wade | 1/25/2014

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/25/2014

    " Third in the 'Little Women' series, and a continuation of the previous books, focussing mostly on the sons of the original March girls. A bit of moralising in places, and of course it's old-fashioned, but a pleasant light read with some moving moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/21/2014

    " Good Wives is still at present my favourite, but I really liked this one - to me it was like a male version of Malory Towers! It made me laugh...and really depressed me at the same time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ☆Expecto Patronum☆ | 1/18/2014

    " Simalar to Little Women. Very good again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/15/2014

    " Kind of sappy, but nice. Very much like "Little Women" in the feel of the book. Not deep and a little preachy at times, but overall pleasant "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/14/2014

    " Great Book, what can I say. If you like Little Women you should read this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 1/5/2014

    " good book would recommend to children to read very easy to read. About the lives of children growing up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/25/2013

    " Another one I owned. It's interesting to me that, even though the title is "Little Men," the story still manages to mostly be about the March sisters. I totally wanted to go to Jo's school! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 12/13/2013

    " To this day, I love having a house full of boys - my own personal Plumfield. How cool is that? "

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

    " Charming sequel. But the baby talk of the younger children drove me nuts! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 11/5/2013

    " 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 Shan Vrolijk | 10/9/2013

    " berbeda jauh dari little women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calla | 9/21/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/21/2013

    " This is another fabulous book by Louisa May Alcott. I read this for the first time in 5th grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Safi Syed | 8/22/2013

    " hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine (AR) | 6/6/2013

    " I still want Jo and Laurie to get together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 3/28/2013

    " I downloaded the collected works of Louisa May Alcott & have been re-reading the ouevre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mylena | 10/6/2012

    " This is a GREAT book so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dahlene | 8/11/2012

    " This book was about Jo's life after her marriage. She opens an orphanage for boys with her husband. It's as charming and delightful to read as "Little Women". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 7/31/2012

    " Liked it almost as much as little women! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/14/2012

    " Good follow up story. Morality, love and hardship blah blah blah. But I enjoy blah blah blah sometimes. If you just want simple values and a good finish, go for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Meyer | 12/3/2011

    " 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... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 11/7/2011

    " good story. Some of the ideas for discipline were quite interesting. You can see the hope of teaching the boys and girls to be fine gentlemen and ladies throughout. Very likable characters. I wish I could listen to Nat play the violin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 9/7/2011

    " I remember thinking this was only mildly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 8/14/2011

    " I enjoyed the book but Little Women was far better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/15/2011

    " I thought this book was really boring. I got tired of the altruistic, fair attitude of all those involved and how quickly some of the boys' views changed 'with just a little love'. Pu-lease. Let me see Jo March raise Adeline and see how calm and patient she is then.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 5/6/2011

    " Loved this book! Shows a great leadership education home! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raul | 5/3/2011

    " One of my favorite books of all time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda | 4/25/2011

    " Though I read this as a teen, it was refreshing and more enjoyable to read it now that I am in my 40s. The story was just as fresh and enjoyable as the prequel, "Little Women". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 4/21/2011

    " A must read for anyone who wants to be a great mentor!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/19/2011

    " 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, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/13/2011

    " Not as well written as Little Women, but still a great story about youth, learning, and growing. Also made me want to be a better person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jera | 4/4/2011

    " I did really like this book and probably would have rated it higher, but the fact that the adults in these books always knew perfectly how to handle every situation with these boys gave me a bit of a parenting complex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 3/30/2011

    " Read from 3/9 - 3/16. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 3/21/2011

    " This is my favorite LMA book. I like all of her books, but this one created characters and relationships that stand the test of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anni | 3/5/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/28/2011

    " I thought this book was a little slow, but my children really enjoyed it (I read it out loud to them). It is a great parenting manual. It was filled of little bits of wisdom throughout and it had good moral lessons for the kids that we were able to discuss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/22/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/13/2011

    " 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. "

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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.