An Old-Fashioned Girl

Read by Jennette Selig

(4.8 stars; 311 reviews)

Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws' and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly's warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher. (Summary from wikipedia)

(10 hr 13 min)


Preface/Polly Arrives 30:06 Read by Jennette Selig
New Fashions 28:27 Read by Jennette Selig
Polly's Troubles 26:55 Read by Jennette Selig
Little Things 32:24 Read by Jennette Selig
Scrapes 31:10 Read by Jennette Selig
Grandma 56:04 Read by Jennette Selig
Good-by 30:30 Read by Jennette Selig
Six Years Afterward 34:59 Read by Jennette Selig
Lessons 31:14 Read by Jennette Selig
Brothers and Sisters 38:22 Read by Jennette Selig
Needles and Tongues 32:34 Read by Jennette Selig
Forbidden Fruit 32:58 Read by Jennette Selig
The Sunny Side 34:14 Read by Jennette Selig
Nipped in the Bud 31:51 Read by Jennette Selig
Breakers Ahead 32:40 Read by Jennette Selig
A Dress Parade 22:40 Read by Jennette Selig
Playing Grandmother 37:36 Read by Jennette Selig
The Woman Who Did Not Dare 26:34 Read by Jennette Selig
Tom's Success 22:29 Read by Jennette Selig


Excellent Title

(5 stars)

Lovely story reminding us of the nobler qualities, principles and values so lacking in the world today. It's good to be taken back in time when those qualities so well portrayed in the book were more readily found in people and admired for the strength of character they represented and not looked down upon as weak and contemptible as they sadly are today by many. The reading was excellent and added to the delightful work of the author. Really enjoyable.

cute story behind the story

(5 stars)

firsts, great job by the reader. she always has such a clear recording and proper pausing. now, the book! very good. make sure u do not skip the prologue, it tells a cute story behind the story that the aurthor writes about directly like in the opening lines of the last chapter. the first few chapters were dull and i almost stopped, but i held out for another hour and got captivated by the stories within the story and the life changing events and how the characters overcome them.


(5 stars)

One of my all time favourite books and a lovely narrator. This is one of those wonderful books which inspires you to live a happier and more productive life by only telling a simple yet enduring story. I have listened to this audiobook several times and never tire of it. The characters are so sweet, real and endearing that I was sad to part from them at the close of the story. A brilliant tale wonderfully told and read. I highly recommend it to old and young alike!!

A classic book with fantastic narration!

(5 stars)

This book is a wonderful classic by Louisa May Alcott and read masterfully by Jennette Selig! I was delightfully caught up in the story of Polly and the Shaw family, right from their childhood in the beginning of the story through their young adulthood as the story progressed. If you're a fan of Alcott's Little Women, then you will definitely enjoy An Old-Fashioned Girl. I also highly commend Ms. Selig's narration, and I hope she reads more books for LibriVox.

the perfect pairing!

(5 stars)

I'm not sure when I have enjoyed a more delightful journey as walking with Louisa and Jeanette Jennette's narration was perfectly suited to Louisa's writing. I'm only sorry the journey ended. now off to find another... I had never read this book before and I must own that I selected it in hopes of helping me sleep! instead, I found myself rewinding so that I might not miss a single word.


(5 stars)

This is such a sweet book! I had to read it for school this year and it has been my favorite one that I’ve read so far. Love, love, love it!! It’s a very sweet story about a lovely girl named Polly and the family that she stays with when she is a child. I would say that all teenagers, especially girls, should read this book before they graduate.

LMA & Jeanette Selig: the perfect pairing!

(5 stars)

what a joy to reread this book after so long! many thanks to the reader who have me all the roses and gala of emotion I recall when reading this as a teen. downloading to my KEEPERS Collection.

Very enjoyable and relaxing.

(5 stars)

I truly enjoyed this book. It was not stressful or too uptight, but not it was also not boring. It kept my mind entertained and I enjoyed the simpler story. I would reconnect this book.