Little Women (version 3 dramatic reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 480 reviews)

Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1868 novel is about the four March girls - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - who are growing up in Massachusetts during the Civil War. As the novel opens, their father is away at war, and the girls are struggling to be good and to reconcile themselves to their relative poverty. Each has her trials to deal with, and they are encouraged by their loving mother, and by their friendship with their neighbor, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence.

Cast:

Narrator/Jo: Elizabeth Klett
Meg: Arielle Lipshaw
Beth: Kalynda
Amy/Parrot: Karen Savage
Marmee: Kara Shallenberg
Mr. March: Bruce Pirie
Hannah: MaryAnn
Mrs. Hummel/Hummel Children/Lotty: Elli
Girl/Child/Tina/Daisy/Maid: Lavinia
Laurie: mb
Aunt March: Amy Gramour
Old Man/Dr. Bangs: Phil Chenevert
Mr. Laurence: David Lawrence
Mr. Davis/Shopman/Young Man #2/Clerk: Tom Crawford
Annie/May Chester: sherlock85
Clara/Miss Lamb/Kitty: ESFJ Girl
Mr. Lamb/Mr. Dashwood: Denny Sayers
Mrs. Moffat/Aunt Carrol/Old Lady/Mrs. Chester: Sally Mc
Major Lincoln/Tudor: Henry Frigon
Belle/Second Girl/Minnie: BookAngel7
Nan/Mrs. Kirke: Susanna
Sallie Gardiner Moffat: rashada
Hortense/Esther: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Fred Vaughan: John Croudy
John Brooke: Peter Bishop
Kate Vaughan: BumbleVee
Ned Moffat/Parker/Young Man #1: coolkid2219
Frank Vaughan: John Fricker
Boy/Demi: E. Lee
Professor Bhaer: Rainer

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

(17 hr 30 min)

Chapters

Introduction 3:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 - Playing Pilgrims 22:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 - A Merry Christmas 22:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 - The Laurence Boy 21:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 - Burdens 25:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 - Being Neighborly 24:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 - Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful 15:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 - Amy's Valley of Humiliation 15:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 - Jo Meets Apollyon 24:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 - Meg Goes to Vanity Fair 35:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 - The P.C. and P.O. 21:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 - Experiments 24:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 - Camp Laurence 40:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 - Castles in the Air 19:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 - Secrets 18:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 - A Telegram 18:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 - Letters 17:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 - Little Faithful 15:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 - Dark Days 17:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 - Amy's Will 17:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 - Confidential 15:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 - Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace 25:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 - Pleasant Meadows 15:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 - Aunt March Settles the Question 24:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 - Gossip 24:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 - The First Wedding 14:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 26 - Artistic Attempts 21:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 27 - Literary Lessons 16:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 28 - Domestic Experiences 32:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 29 - Calls 26:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 30 - Consequences 25:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 31 - Our Foreign Correspondent 20:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 32 - Tender Troubles 23:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 33 - Jo's Journal 25:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 34 - Friend 33:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 35 - Heartache 23:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 36 - Beth's Secret 13:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 37 - New Impressions 24:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 38 - On the Shelf 26:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 39 - Lazy Laurence 27:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 40 - The Valley of the Shadow 12:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 41 - Learning to Forget 27:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 42 - All Alone 18:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 43 - Surprises 34:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 44 - My Lord and Lady 10:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 45 - Daisy and Demi 14:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 46 - Under the Umbrella 30:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 47 - Harvest Time 23:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Excellent work as usual!

(5 stars)

Narrated by Elizabeth Klett this story was the usual excellent work from LibriVox. The cast of characters were brought to life by the dedicated volunteers of LibriVox, read with passion and sorrow that made me laugh and cry in turn. I have spent the last couple of days in a stupor while I listened to the lives of the March girls unfold and I am sure that they will stay with me for many years to come. I recommend this beautifully written classic to anyone who enjoys a free flowing story and well defined characters.

Thanks to all of the volunteers! Excellent reading!

(5 stars)

When I first saw "dramatic reading section " I thought they will go way over the top and make it really pathetic. But everybody did the amazing job and really bring the characters alive! They also picked very good voice for each character. I was never that much into audio books but that was very enjoyable! Thanks to all the volunteers!

Delightful!

(5 stars)

I have always enjoyed this story, and the dramatic reading really brought it to life. All of the readers were excellent. There were a couple that had some sound quality issues, but that really didn't take away from the story or overall performance. Thank you, librivox for providing such quality audio books to the public for free.

Great Cast

(5 stars)

Little women was a favorite novel of mine as a young girl and it had been years since I read it. Loved every minute of the dramatic reading. It reminded of both why and how much I loved this classic. The cast did a wonderful job and it has been a delightful experience. Thank you.

wonderful listen

(5 stars)

a great book with a true presentation My first dramatic reading which began with histation and ended wit with pleasure as an old favorite came to like with a totally different message than the one learned from a reading long ago Thank you to each reader and to those who make it possible

(5 stars)

Such a wonderful version of a wonderful book! Elizabeth Klett is my favorite Librivox reader, and she does a fantastic job as the narrator and voice of Jo. My boys and I also adore Karen Savage and Kara Shallenberg, so we were very excited to find this dramatic reading with all 3 of these ladies.

Kittyqueen

(4.5 stars)

A sweet and Charming reading. I love how the actress for Amy, when she's young, pretends to have a lisp. Jo is wonderfully acted, and Meg is really expressive and dramatic. Beth's actor achieved the 'timid' voice, and Laurie is boyish and friendly. Kara Shalenburgh has the perfect motherly sound. Well done, volunteers.

Little Women

(5 stars)

Simply amazing! I enjoyed every single word and grew incredibly fond of Laurie's, Jo's, Amy's and Mr. Brook's voice. Everyone did a fantastic job to help me fall in love with the characters and the plot. Keep it up! Truly, I feel like I've made new friends!😊😊