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Little Women

Written by: Louisa May Alcott
Narrated by: Emily Bauer,Laura Dern,Lauren Fortgang,Allison Hiroto,Carly Robins,Suzanne Toren
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Hollywood icon Laura Dern breathes new life into Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age tale that follows the lives of four sisters against a backdrop of the American Civil War. This autobiographical novel takes place in and around the girls’ New England home. 

This great American novel demonstrates Alcott's extraordinary talent at portraying the joys and struggles of family life in an unforgettable way. Generations of people - young and old, male and female - have fallen in love with the March sisters. This classic of young adult fiction transcends genre, gender, and class with its examination of personal quests, societal restrictions, family ties, and the end of innocence.

This new audio original dramatisation of Little Women stars a full cast led by two-time Academy Award-nominee, four-time Golden Globe-winner, and Emmy winner Laura Dern (Little Women, Big Little Lies, Jurassic Park), along with veteran narrators Suzanne Toren, Lauren Fortgang, Allison Hiroto, Emily Bauer, and Carly Robins.

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Overacting detracts from story

I should have made my selection more carefully. A simple narration would have been better. The voices of the main characters are overacted and grating. We sat down to listen as a family but couldn’t get past the second chapter. It’s unfortunate because of course it is a classic novel worth reading. Perhaps that’s what we will do - read it ourselves. A disappointing audiobook to be sure.

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Wonderful book

I absolutely love this audiobook. After seeing the most recent Little Women movie, I was excited to listen to this to finally read the book, and was not disappointed. I love that it is a full production with music, sound effects, and a full cast, which is what I prefer for classics.

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Not my style of performance

It felt more like listening to a play than a book. I wish I'd listened to the sample before purchasing, then I would have realized a lot of the narration is cut out and a cast of characters is used instead. I enjoyed Laura Dern's performance but I wish she'd just read the whole thing like a regular audiobook. The extra sounds, music, and cast were unnecessary and took away from the storytelling experience in my opinion.

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For Fans of Little Women

Look... if you're reading this book for the first time, I'd recommend finding a different audiobook, because this is NOT (I repeat, it is NOT) an audiobook! It is a dramatization. If you've read the book and you know the source material pretty well and want a new way of experiencing the story, I'd highly recommend it! Performances are a bit over the top, but it's still fun! If you aren't familiar with the source material, try something else out, because this will leave you confused.

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Wonderful work

I remember reading the book as a child and revisiting it again with this splendid audio book presentation brought me right back to that age. Loved it!

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Great

Great episode to listen this title very good to listen the content in this really good

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Beautiful!

Little women is a beautiful book, and this version has made me love it more. Thank you Laura Dern and full cast for this.

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little women

it was a nice story over all but it took some time to get into the story. Nice ending.

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AMAZING

this is my favorite book of all time....and the cast is spectacular! I hope you enjoy as much as I did!😍

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Loved it

Always wanted to read this but never had the time. Plays like a radio play. Great performances and story.

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