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Little Women (version 3 dramatic reading)

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(4,81 Sterne; 617 Bewertungen)

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

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Chapter 1 - Playing Pilgrims

22:23

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Chapter 2 - A Merry Christmas

22:46

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Chapter 3 - The Laurence Boy

21:01

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Chapter 4 - Burdens

25:41

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Chapter 5 - Being Neighborly

24:21

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Chapter 6 - Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful

15:30

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Chapter 7 - Amy's Valley of Humiliation

15:35

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Chapter 8 - Jo Meets Apollyon

24:14

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Chapter 9 - Meg Goes to Vanity Fair

35:01

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Chapter 10 - The P.C. and P.O.

21:08

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Chapter 11 - Experiments

24:12

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Chapter 12 - Camp Laurence

40:36

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Chapter 13 - Castles in the Air

19:17

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Chapter 14 - Secrets

18:17

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Chapter 15 - A Telegram

18:11

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Chapter 16 - Letters

17:04

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Chapter 17 - Little Faithful

15:08

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Chapter 18 - Dark Days

17:56

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Chapter 19 - Amy's Will

17:56

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Chapter 20 - Confidential

15:23

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Chapter 21 - Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace

25:13

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Chapter 22 - Pleasant Meadows

15:38

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Chapter 23 - Aunt March Settles the Question

24:14

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Chapter 24 - Gossip

24:32

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Chapter 25 - The First Wedding

14:08

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Chapter 26 - Artistic Attempts

21:58

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Chapter 27 - Literary Lessons

16:06

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Chapter 28 - Domestic Experiences

32:20

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Chapter 29 - Calls

26:03

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Chapter 30 - Consequences

25:00

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Chapter 31 - Our Foreign Correspondent

20:32

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Chapter 32 - Tender Troubles

23:56

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Chapter 33 - Jo's Journal

25:31

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Chapter 34 - Friend

33:59

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Chapter 35 - Heartache

23:09

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Chapter 36 - Beth's Secret

13:13

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Chapter 37 - New Impressions

24:12

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Chapter 38 - On the Shelf

26:50

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Chapter 39 - Lazy Laurence

27:28

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Chapter 40 - The Valley of the Shadow

12:37

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Chapter 41 - Learning to Forget

27:25

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Chapter 42 - All Alone

18:22

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Chapter 43 - Surprises

34:39

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Chapter 44 - My Lord and Lady

10:19

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Chapter 45 - Daisy and Demi

14:00

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Chapter 46 - Under the Umbrella

30:20

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Chapter 47 - Harvest Time

23:22

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Bewertungen

Excellent work as usual!

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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!

Great Cast

(5 Sterne)

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.

Puts the Movie to Shame

(5 Sterne)

Growing up I *thought* I had read Little Women, and certainly I had seen several of the movies dozens of times, but after listening to this I come to find I had read a dreadful ABRIDGED version of this tale and thus, did not truly know Little Women! Listening to it now, a grown mother, with many children in my care, I am astonished at Ms. Alcott's talent in character development as well as the tender descriptions which frame not only the lives of these characters but my own life as well. I see in myself in the unbridled tongue of Joe, the hope of Amy, the domesticity of Meg and, like most, I aspire to be more like Saintly Beth. The performances from the readers were better, honestly, than any audio book I have ever heard. Teddy was especially PERFECT as was Mr. Behr. I adored them both and swooned and chased my noisy children from the room at the most romantic moments so I could fully drink the characters in. Brilliant!

(5 Sterne)

This is an excellent reading of this book. I loved all the different voices. The last time I read this book I was in 6th grade. I absolutely adored the characters and watching them grow and develop. The family relationships are so tenderly portrayed. it is hard to find that in current literature. This is a genuine classic and treasure.

Delightful!

(5 Sterne)

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.

wonderful listen

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.