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Publisher's Summary

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life.

While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

©2019 Louisa May Alcott (P)2019 Page2Page

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Loved the book but the reader skip stuff

the book is amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone. however, the narrator skipped many lines and paragraphs. not sure what happened but I was pretty disappointed seeing as I would be listening to it and then suddenly they would skip a paragraph or would ad-lib words.

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Excellent!

The story is wonderful and the voice actor does an amazing job of capturing each character.

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It wasn’t horrible

The reader does better in the second half for voices but the first have you can hardly tell what’s going one if you don’t follow with text

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Wondeful

The narration was great. I was surprised at how the story is still relevant. It was a delight to listen to.

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  • Darin Wilson
  • 2020-01-13

Problem with sound quality

The volume is very inconsistent, varying from where it is set to too quiet to hear. The narration and of course the story are wonderful.

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  • Sylvia
  • 2020-01-03

Sounds quality is terrible

I want to finish this book but the quality of this recording is terrible. it sounds like the reader recorded her voice on a laptop or home computer. The volume changes drastically within a few sentences. It's awful. I want a refund.

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  • Marianne
  • 2020-01-14

Remove the book from inventory

The book's a sound disaster. No wonder it was less than a dollar! I gave up after 2 chapters. The volume goes up and down. Clarity is awful too.

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  • Chelsea
  • 2019-12-18

The Sound is done poorly, but all else is good!

There are bursts where the sound is much louder than others. It will get so quiet I have to turn the sound up but then get loud again suddenly and startle me. The story and performance is very good, though.

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  • Rachel
  • 2020-03-03

Hard to listen to

The volume for this recording is all over the place. It goes very soft so I turn up the volume and then a few minutes later its as if the narrator is yelling. I wish I could return this and try another recording instead.

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  • S. Szolomayer
  • 2022-01-16

Sound quality issues

The volume inconsistency makes this recording very, very difficult to listen to. Choose an alternate production of this classic novel.

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  • Bette
  • 2020-01-12

Faded in and out

The performance was fine; however, at times the volume faded a bit making for challenging listening.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 2022-02-03

Truths that are true today as was back then!

Okay, the sound on this recording is deplorable. It spoils such a wonderful tale.
I read this as a child, and now, some 60 years later, look back and see the mirror of events in the lives of myself and those around me.
For those that believe that the "classics" are outdated, truly do not understand that some stories are lessons, no matter what age you live in.

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  • MartiG
  • 2022-01-26

Lovely reading but with British accent

I enjoyed the reading and interpretation, but the story takes on a different timbre with a British narrator.

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  • Miss D Nicholas
  • 2021-09-13

Highly recommend!

This was a real treasure to listen to and revisit the story from childhood. The narrator is as enchanting as the characters, wonderfully comforting voice and kept me enthralled throughout

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  • Cmiela75
  • 2022-04-11

good book, terrible reader.

*whisper*whisper* *YELL! YELL!* *whisper inaudibly* *YELL YELL YELL* *mumble under breath* *YELL* that's the whole book....