O Pioneers!


Read by rachelellen

(4.7 stars; 63 reviews)

O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near Hanover, Nebraska, (a fictional town near Glenvil) around the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The novel also concerns two romantic relationships - one between Alexandra and family friend Carl Lindstrom, and another between Alexandra's brother Emil and the married Marie Shabata. (Summary from Wikipedia) (5 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Part 1 (The Wild Land) Chapter 1 18:39 Read by rachelellen
Part 1 (The Wild Land) Chapter 2 14:24 Read by rachelellen
Part 1 (The Wild Land) Chapter 3 18:23 Read by rachelellen
Part 1 (The Wild Land) Chapter 4 20:08 Read by rachelellen
Part 1 (The Wild Land) Chapter 5 9:20 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 1 12:01 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 2 13:41 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 3 20:56 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 4 12:23 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 5 5:47 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 6 14:26 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 7 5:27 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 8 12:00 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 9 6:21 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 10 10:21 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 11 8:28 Read by rachelellen
Part 2 (Neighboring Fields) Chapter 12 3:41 Read by rachelellen
Part 3 (Winter Memories) Chapter 1 19:07 Read by rachelellen
Part 3 (Winter Memories) Chapter 2 5:58 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree) chapter 1 19:19 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 2 7:55 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 3 8:28 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 4 5:58 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 5 6:24 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 6 11:07 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 7 10:31 Read by rachelellen
Part 4 (The White Mulberry Tree), Chapter 8 4:54 Read by rachelellen
Part 5 (Alexandra), Chapter 1 14:47 Read by rachelellen
Part 5 (Alexandra), Chapter 2 15:28 Read by rachelellen
Part 5 (Alexandra), Chapter 3 11:55 Read by rachelellen

Reviews

Good story but abrupt ending


(4 stars)

I loved the story and how well written it was but I felt as though the ending was rather abrupt and almost and after thought. It took me a while to get used to the reader's cadence and kind of a sing song reading.

Lovely reading of an American classic


(5 stars)

A lovely reading of this classic story of life on the Nebraska frontier. Highly recommended. The Bookworm (Manchester, UK)

excellent!!!


(5 stars)

This reading brought me back to the days I lived in the Midwest. The reader had just the right accent. An excellent interpretation

Well read.


(5 stars)

Reader provided entertaining time with a pretty good story. Read with slight Scandinavian lilt; appropriate for Swedish main character.

Excellent Reading


(5 stars)

I loved this reading of one of the great classic pioneer books about the American Frontier.


(4 stars)

Excellent narrator! Lots to ponder from this story. Thanks again, LibriVox. : )

this is a wonderful book. it is subtle and satisfying.


(5 stars)


(4.5 stars)

Enjoyable story, but change in readers was a little distracting