Little Women: Books 1 & 2

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Narrator: Unknown
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Publisher: Oasis Audio
Published In: June 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Generations of people-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. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain 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 free-thinking 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.

Reviews (11)

Written by Emmalisa T. on September 7th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE classic to read or listen to. Its good to listen to and not just watch the movie. I would love to do a thorough book review on my blog one day!

how did I miss this

Written by Anonymous on February 20th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

For some reason I had never read this book....I am so happy that I did! A wonderful story...

must read

Written by Anonymous on January 28th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

a timeless portrayal of the human condition - good and bad and personal search for love and place in the world. a must read for anyone who loves people and literature.

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Written by Anonymous on December 15th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A delightful classic ! I enjoyed it as much as an adult as I did as a child.

i love radio theatre!

Written by hippofairy on June 18th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

if you like radio theatre, you'll love this classic story. it had me laughing and crying while stuck in traffic. :) truly wonderful.

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Written by Anonymous on September 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have not seen the movie or ever read the book. This is now one of my all time favorites. Loved the cast as well.

Fun and Well Done

Written by Devra Hermosilla on January 7th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a well done version of the story, with great voices. I enjoyed it all the way through to the end.

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Written by Joan Lindley on November 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is one of my all-time favorite books. I read it about once a year from the time I was 10 until about 16 or 17. I enjoy the book more than a radio theatre version of it. That is why I gave it a 3 star.

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Written by Anonymous from Seattle, WA on January 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very entertaining! The characters were so enjoyable you feel immersed in the story! It's such a classic...a definite listen for all ages!

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Written by Anonymous from Palmdale, CA on November 15th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Not being a strong reader as a child, I knew Little Women was a classic "must read", but didn't have a clue what it was about. I had the opportunity to listen to it....... boy, I wish I had read it as a child. I too, at age 51, find it to be a classic tale, not to be missed.

Author Details

Author Details

McCusker, Paul

Paul McCusker is the Peabody Award?winning writer and director of the audio drama "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom" and of the multiple award-winning audio dramatizations of "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Les Miserables", "A Christmas Carol", "Little Women, "and his original series "The Luke Reports" (just nominated for the Audie Awards' Best Audio Drama) and" The Father Gilbert Mysteries "(also nominated for the Audie Awards' best production award)".

"He is also a writer and director for the long-running children's program "Adventures in Odyssey, "writing not only over 250 audio episodes, bu

Glassborow, Philip

Philip Glassborow adapted Billy Budd, Sailor for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. In addition to Billy Budd, Sailor he has dramatized and directed Les Miserables, Silas Marner, and The Secret Garden. Philip and his wife, singer Elizabeth David, are the parents of two grown daughters and live in London, England.

Alcott, Louisa May

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is the author of the beloved "Little Women," which was based on her own experiences growing up in New England with her parents and three sisters. More than a century after her death, Louisa May Alcott's stories continue to delight readers of all ages.