Good Wives


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(4.3 stars; 43 reviews)

Louisa May Alcott's overwhelming success dated from the appearance of the first part of Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, (1868) a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood years with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives, (1869) followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Gossip 23:47 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
The First Wedding 14:59 Read by Martina
Artistic Attempts 23:25 Read by Martina
Literary Lessons 17:14 Read by Martina
Domestic Experiences 34:55 Read by CalmDragon
Calls 27:15 Read by CalmDragon
Consequences 27:19 Read by CalmDragon
Our Foreign Correspondent 24:18 Read by CalmDragon
Tender Troubles 27:14 Read by B. G. Oxford
Jo's Journal 24:58 Read by Robin
A Friend 30:26 Read by Robin
Heartache 20:44 Read by Robin
Beth's Secret 12:51 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
New Impressions 28:21 Read by mjbrichant
On the Shelf 24:53 Read by Lisa Packer
Lazy Laurence 24:38 Read by Lisa Packer
The Valley of the Shadow 12:47 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Learning to Forget 26:04 Read by Jennifer Lott
All Alone 19:39 Read by Shirley Ellen
Surprises 31:21 Read by mjbrichant
My Lord and Lady 11:35 Read by Linda McDaniel
Daisy and Demi 12:33 Read by Lorien Hardy
Under the Umbrella 30:31 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Harvest Time 21:56 Read by Lorien Hardy

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Have always loved this book but it's even more effective read. Some of the readers have pronunciation issues, though, that keep me from the 5-star rating I'd give it otherwise. (Not talking about the German girl, she did very well, in spite of the accent, but the Americans that can't say English words)

Prepare for tears

(4 stars)

This book always makes me cry and the audio was no exception. I usually prefer books with a single narrator but on the whole the readers on this version are very good.

Good Wives

(4.5 stars)

Great story! Excellent readers with one exception. It is easier to understand the dialect of readers whose primary language is English.

(4.5 stars)

I love the book,but I did not like the reader for chapter 14

enjoyed this story but find some narrators difficult to listen to. I've never narrated any book yet but I can imagine it takes more then a good vocabulary. it's been a treat, thank you.

(3.5 stars)