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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (724,960 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: C. M. Hébert Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Little Women Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455177134
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This favorite book for children, based on the author’s own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, with an ambition to be an author. Meg, a year older, is pretty and wishes to be a lady. Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music. Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family’s small income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This novel for girls is about 150 years old and is still charming to a young girl's heart.”

    Jandy’s Reading Room

  • “C. M. Hébert reads the story with the gentle affection and conviction one imagines in Jo March as she reads to her elderly aunt. Her characterizations receive a light touch, distinguishing each sister from the others without actually performing. Hébert allows her amusement and sadness to show at appropriate moments but maintains an overall detachment from the text that suits its soft formality to perfection.”

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  • “A delightful novel of simplicity and family. It is a superb novel for adults to share with their children and a delightful retreat for adults who want to leave the 21st century for a few minutes or hours.”

    Suite 101.com

Listener Opinions

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

    " They're not called classics for no reason, are they? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/16/2014

    " I was eleven years old when I read this book. It is the reason I am an avid reader today. Louisa May Alcott has written many things I love, but none will ever compare to this masterpiece. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shayla | 2/12/2014

    " I dislike this book so much but I don't know how to start reading another on this programs please help me thanks "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofia Amorim | 2/9/2014

    " I've never actually finished the book, but I thought it was alright. As far as a book goes, I thought the characters and plot were good, but the language made the story a bit hard to bear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 2/6/2014

    " Who doesn't LOVE this classic? As a child, I read this book with my mother, several times. "

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

    " Such a lovely timeless book, you just fall in love with the characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilyann Pool | 1/31/2014

    " Classic chick-lit. Someone dies, someone gets scorned, someone falls in love. Jane Austen esque without any interesting opinions about society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clessie Dela cruz | 1/11/2014

    " i want jo and laurie to end up together. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Sutfin-hanlon | 1/11/2014

    " A re-read of a cherished book from childhood. Though set in the Civil War era, many of the situations continue to be pertinent to modern times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elfmagic Taylor | 1/1/2014

    " Loved it, another age. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aly Hughes | 12/18/2013

    " Love this book.(or what i understand of it!)always have a dictionary close by while reading this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bsuann | 11/30/2013

    " This was really good!! However it is a book directed towards women so I can understand how a man may find it inexplicably boring :) if you feel like a life change and want some inspiration read this book because different morals and life lessons are scattered throughout the entire novel. 41/2 stars! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah Shelton | 11/21/2013

    " Beautiful new cover art - but I'm struggling with the internalized sexism and the way Alcott occasionally uses her characters as a vehicle for the Temperance movement in a way I didn't notice when I first read (and loved) this book as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Wardrup | 11/16/2013

    " my all time favorite book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 11/13/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Ann | 11/5/2013

    " Great book for young women to read. A story of sisters who learn from each other and learn the concept of family and love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Mahan | 7/5/2013

    " Read in the 1950's as a young girl. I loved it then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Gubler | 5/12/2013

    " I am not sure what it all means, but it was interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sofia | 2/17/2013

    " I think if I had read this book at a younger age and not the age I am now, I would have enjoyed it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat L | 9/30/2012

    " Beautiful story. It has become my yearly Christmas read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Stolz | 6/24/2012

    " I'd first read Little Women as one of the Great Illustrated Classics series. I liked it, although it wasn't my favorite compared to some of the other adapted classics. Still, it's a good book and an important piece of American literature. It's comforting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heavenlyharpstringsgmail.com | 2/17/2012

    " Fun reading, just ok to me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katia S. | 2/7/2012

    " One of my favourites of all time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ekaterina Botziou | 12/22/2011

    " A beautiful story - Jo was always my favourite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Westcott | 9/26/2011

    " One of my favorite books and movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn | 9/23/2011

    " One of my all time favorite books. I've read it many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Dunton | 8/8/2011

    " A classic that I used to read over and over again. I will never tire of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynnphotos84 | 5/22/2011

    " Very different from the movie. Can't wait to finish it :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sophia | 5/22/2011

    " I did not like it at all. I think Louisa May Alcott ruined the entire book at the end
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/21/2011

    " I read this a long time ago...but the book on my shelf is calling. I really want to read this again. Jo has to be my favourite character... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndsay | 5/21/2011

    " Always a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriany | 5/18/2011

    " I love this book!

    Classic story that I really like.
    I like Jo mostly!
    She's so smart and so enjoyable with her individual behavior who so brave and tomboy.

    ^__^ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 5/18/2011

    " What can I say? . . . one of my all-time faves! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 5/16/2011

    " I just finished this book and I really liked it. I wish I had some daughters to read it to. Very insightful and lots of life lessons learned in this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keely | 5/16/2011

    " I think it is really good to see how some families are coping without their father or other family members I would rate this book a must read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/15/2011

    " I think I only finished this book because I would be up pumping in the middle of the night bored. But I finished it and while at times I was somewhat impatient and annoyed with the submissive "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Torin | 5/15/2011

    " Still a classic. But my husband won;t read it after you know who gets sick.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/14/2011

    " Touching tale about strong young women. "

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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.