Little Women (version 2)


Read by Abigail Rasmussen

(4.4 stars; 72 reviews)

This story follows the lives of four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Set in the tumultuous days of the American Civil war, readers grow to love the four sisters as they grow and mature into young women. This book has characters any girl can relate to because each of the four March sisters has a unique and different personality. A story that the young and old have enjoyed for years, this book truly is a classic. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen) (19 hr 38 min)

Chapters

01 - Playing Pilgrims 25:47 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
02 - A Merry Christmas 26:16 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
03 - The Laurence Boy 23:31 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
04 - Burdens 29:28 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
05 - Being Neighborly 27:29 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
06 - Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful 17:04 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
07 - Amy's Valley of Humiliation 18:22 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
08 - Jo Meets Apollyon 26:34 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
09 - Meg Goes to Vanity Fair 40:00 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
10 - The P.C. and P.O. 25:40 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
11 - Experiments 27:29 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
12 - Camp Laurence 46:22 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
13 - Castles in the Air 21:39 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
14 - Secrets 20:53 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
15 - A Telegram 19:24 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
16 - Letters 18:03 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
17 - Little Faithful 16:12 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
18 - Dark Days 21:40 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
19 - Amy's Will 22:22 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
20 - Confidential 16:38 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
21 - Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace 27:37 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
22 - Pleasant Meadows 17:06 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
23 - Aunt March Settles the Question 27:49 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
24 - Gossip 28:57 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
25 - The First Wedding 15:53 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
26 - Artistic Attempts 25:18 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
27 - Literary Lessons 18:29 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
28 - Domestic Experiences 36:00 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
29 - Calls 29:07 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
30 - Consequences 28:00 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
31 - Our Foreign Correspondent 23:25 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
32 - Tender Troubles 27:40 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
33 - Jo's Journal 27:39 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
34 - Friend 36:47 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
35 - Heartache 24:19 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
36 - Beth's Secret 13:42 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
37 - New Impressions 26:29 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
38 - On the Shelf 29:49 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
39 - Lazy Laurence 32:03 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
40 - The Valley of the Shadow 14:14 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
41 - Learning to Forget 31:45 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
42 - All Alone 19:39 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
43 - Surprises 38:00 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
44 - My Lord and Lady 11:17 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
45 - Daisy and Demi 15:40 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
46 - Under the Umbrella 33:44 Read by Abigail Rasmussen
47 - Harvest Time 27:06 Read by Abigail Rasmussen

Reviews

Little Women

(5 stars)

This book is a classic for good reason. It is beautifully written with excellent characterization. The story is believable, gentle, warm, soothing and positive, like a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter's day. The reader did an excellent job. Highly recommended.

(5 stars)

This is a book I’ve started many times and never finished. Finally finished and glad I did. I enjoyed the reader as well as the story.

Better then the films

(4 stars)

I read this as a guy. And I did so because I had a conversation with a friend of mine about how emotion is better shown through books, rather then movies, since the translation to film tends to turn emotion into drama too often. I decided to give our theory a go and read this book (I have always hated the movie versions) and I believe it really is true. Little Women deserves respect, even from guys. The narration was very good as well.

(4 stars)

Little Women has long been a favorite story of four girls growing into women. Listening to it again after many years, I was struck with the surprising wisdom of Louisa May Alcott and her often true to life depictions of the inner lives of little girls. The reader grew in confidence and skill over the course of the book. Her youthful voice matches well with the tone of the novel.

Enjoyable story!

(5 stars)

I listened because the novel is on my top 100 list I am working my way through- a lovely story great for all ages. Any young boy or girl would benefit from the little doses of morals scattered throughout. We can all learn from the examples of the lives of the daughters.

Great book, reader ok.

(2.5 stars)

I really like the reader's voice and pace, but her frequent mispronunciations ruined it for me. I wish Libravox would allow their proof listeners to correct readers on this point.

unfinished

(1 stars)

I really liked this book, and the reader wasn't too bad, but the audio quality wasn't good. Sounded like she was reading in a cave. I'm rather disappointed.

(2.5 stars)

The narrator was great, though she sounded a bit far away from the mic. The story was pithy and far too cheery for my taste:)