01-01-06

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01-01-06

18hrs 59min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“C. M. Hébert reads the story with the gentle affection and conviction one imagines in Jo March as she reads to her elderly aunt. Her characterizations receive a light touch, distinguishing each sister from the others without actually performing. Hébert allows her amusement and sadness to show at appropriate moments but maintains an overall detachment from the text that suits its soft formality to perfection.” AudioFile

This favorite book for children, based on the author’s own youthful experiences, describes the life of the March family in a small New England community in the 1800s.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, with an ambition to be an author. Meg, a year older, is pretty and wishes to be a lady. Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music. Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve.

The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family’s small income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

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“C. M. Hébert reads the story with the gentle affection and conviction one imagines in Jo March as she reads to her elderly aunt. Her characterizations receive a light touch, distinguishing each sister from the others without actually performing. Hébert allows her amusement and sadness to show at appropriate moments but maintains an overall detachment from the text that suits its soft formality to perfection.” AudioFile

“A delightful novel of simplicity and family. It is a superb novel for adults to share with their children and a delightful retreat for adults who want to leave the 21st century for a few minutes or hours.” Suite 101.com

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Little Women Series
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Women's History Month, Classics, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Coming of Age, Biographical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics, YA
Author Bio
Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Educated by her father until she was sixteen, she also studied under Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. A prolific writer, her most famous work was Little Women, a timeless American classic.

Narrator Bio
C. M. Hébert

C. M. Hébert is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, daughter, cat, and assorted fish.

Overview

This favorite book for children, based on the author’s own youthful experiences, describes the life of the March family in a small New England community in the 1800s.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly, unconventional, and enterprising, with an ambition to be an author. Meg, a year older, is pretty and wishes to be a lady. Beth is a delicate child of thirteen with a taste for music. Amy is a blonde beauty of twelve.

The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family’s small income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

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