Jo's Boys (version 2 Dramatic Reading)


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(4.6 stars; 33 reviews)

Jo’s little men and women are grown up and entering new stages of life. Along with discovering their individual niches, there are lots of lessons to study, plays to perform, and parties to attend… and love is undeniably in the air. When three of Jo’s most beloved boys embark on journeys of their own, they encounter some of the most difficult challenges ever faced in their young lives. Meanwhile, back at home, Jo and her family must be strong when they receive the news that not all three of the boys may return. Will Emil, Nat, and Dan find their way home to Plumfield?

Find out in Jo’s Boys, the final installment of the Little Women trilogy by Louisa May Alcott. (Summary by Twinkle)

Cast List:
Narrator: Christine Lehman
Jo Bhaer: MaryAnn
Fritz Bhaer: Paul Simonin
Dan Kean: Tomas Peter
Emil Hoffmann: George Allen
Nat Blake: Zames Curran
Demi Brooke: McKinnie Lee Sizemore
Daisy Brooke: Rachel
Josie Brooke: Twinkle
Rob Bhaer: Kangaroo
Ted Bhaer: ABFries
Bess Laurence: Esther ben Simonides

Additional characters voiced by Adele de Pignerolles, Alex Inigo, Ashur Gharavi, Barbara Anne Scott, Beth Thomas, Brenda Davidson, Chee Sing Lee, David Olson, Devorah Allen, Diane Alailima, Delmar H Dolbier, Drew Johnson, Eva Davis, Hannah Mary, Jael Baldwin, Julie Barkley, Kalynda, Kangaroo, Laura Riley, Leanne Yau, M. Licciardello, Michelle Kane, Rachel Lundstrom, RecordingPerson, Romano, Shasta, SherlHolmesMD, Sonia, Stacy Simon, Starling Reader, ToddHW, TrudiBvoice, Will the Ninja, and Zames Curran

Audio edited by Cari Shorrock, KHand, Twinkle, and Zames Curran

(10 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 3:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1: Ten Years Later 32:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2: Parnassus 35:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3: Jo's Last Scrape 39:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4: Dan 34:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5: Vacation 47:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6: Last Words 36:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7: The Lion and the Lamb 33:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8: Josie Plays Mermaid 31:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9: The Worm Turns 28:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10: Demi Settles 21:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11: Emil's Thanksgiving 18:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12: Dan's Christmas 23:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13: Nat's New Year 27:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14: Plays at Plumfield 35:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15: Waiting 17:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16: In the Tennis-Court 29:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17: Among the Maids 26:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18: Class Day 26:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19: White Roses 25:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20: Life for Life 31:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21: Aslauga's Knight 28:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22: Positively Last Appearance 20:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

(4 stars)

The readers were excellent and they gave feeling/ personality to the story without being over dramatic. A hard balance to find. Even the singing was clear and pretty! The differences in recording quality were not too bad. I would warn that this is not Alcott’s best work, the characters don’t come to life quite so well as in the stories leading up to this. That being said, I enjoyed it on the whole and found it engaging enough to listen through.

needs more emotion but over all a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(5 stars)

Jo's boys

(5 stars)

wonderfully done. thanks much.

(4 stars)

lovely ending to a lovely family

(5 stars)

best recording I've heard so far!!!

Solid performances, solid story

(5 stars)

On this last of the March family books , we find the little men all grown up. I found it to be enjoyable. Well worth listening to, as the readers eere good and the tale entertaining.