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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (725,163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400189229
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Generations of people—young and old, male and female—have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with “woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the “girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sean Mackay | 2/20/2014

    " Quite possibly the worst and most anti-feminist novel in history. The whole premise starts with a letter from the father telling them what to do and how to behave. Which everyone but one tries to do. An the only character with an even remote sense of self eventually turns into a robotic version of the sister she replaces. I'm sure I'll probably be slated for this review and people will say I don't understand the historical significance of three women fending for themselves in civil war America, or because I'm not a woman. However, the female characters still submit to the social norms of the time and do what their father asked. Every turn of the page was like a needle through my eye. This is, though, simply my opinion. Read it for yourself and make your own mind up, but don't say I didn't warn you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alethea | 2/11/2014

    " Loved it! It is a classic. "

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

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

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

    " I believe this is my favorite classic ever. This novel follows the story of four sisters and their lives in old America. I have reread this book at leads 5 times and I still can't get enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Simmons | 1/26/2014

    " This book is a very well written classic that shows the hard times of a family and how they can withstand anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Ludd-massa | 1/22/2014

    " One of the books I enjoy re-reading, and I cannot wait to read it with my girls. Growing up, I wanted to be one of Marmee's girls. As a parent, I aspire to be as calm and wise as she. I would say that this is definitely one of the books that has left an indelible mark on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgia Flanagan | 1/18/2014

    " I read this book years ago, it is one of my favorites. I believe every young girl should experience Little Women! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Rembiszewski | 1/18/2014

    " I have always loved this story. It is something I can reread and always enjoy =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Rushford | 1/16/2014

    " I read this as a young adult and loved it. I loved all of them. "

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

    " Literally, sisterhood in a time of hardship before girl-power was even a consideration. Definitely a notable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Malmgren | 12/20/2013

    " This book and any version of this story (even in musical form) will leave me sobbing. "

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

    " It's a feel good book. Just sad that one of the sister had to die. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqui Cavill | 11/15/2013

    " I have read this a number of times, one of my favourite childhood 'reads'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pagli Rajkonna | 10/28/2013

    " endless love for this book <3 "

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

    " Librivox edition (mostly) through Craftlit "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Hanley | 8/29/2013

    " Delightful read! Light hearted and very addicting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Sinkamba | 8/27/2013

    " Old time favourite-passed it on to my little women, my daughters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Blackaby | 4/19/2013

    " Great book with a lovely story! There were a few dry moments but altogether a lovely book! Very excited to watch the movie now and see how much they followed the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley | 3/21/2013

    " Good story of a great family live the closeness and the forgiveness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie Jean | 1/4/2013

    " I cried. I cried a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Westbury | 12/11/2012

    " My favourite book of all time... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Neal | 8/26/2012

    " Loved it. My mum read it to me when I was a child and I have now done the same with my daughter. What a beautiful, heartwarming, sad story. Jo is by far my favourite character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anie | 3/10/2012

    " Another childhood re-read. There's no way to get around the fact that this is a very, very preachy book. Immensely preachy. I didn't notice it as a child, but certainly do now. (Of course, since it's a childhood re-read, I'm rather well-disposed to ignore said preachiness.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 1/31/2012

    " One of my favourite books which I have read over and over again "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Sands | 11/25/2011

    " Didn't have the patience to read it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phoebe | 10/26/2011

    " Always hated this book for its enforcement of female stereotypes. Typical in that time and carried into this one by giving of this book to young girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/20/2011

    " This was my favorite book as a teenager...and still deserves a place in my Top 10! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina Flores | 11/22/2010

    " Loved this book. Read several times. "

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