Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post-Civil War America.
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Narrator: Andrea Emmes
Length: 17h 36m
This was actually my first experience with Little Women, be it reading or listening, so I was pleased to be introduced to this beloved book. There were times when the narration really had to work to keep my attention, but then again I am usually doing something else while listening to an audiobook, and can easily have my attention pulled from what I’m listening to. I think this is because so many years of listening to music in the background just to have some noise.
This book really pulls the reader into a different time, and Andrea Emmes narration helps to really transport the reader to the world of Little Women. I give this audiobook 4/5 stars.
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About the Narrator:
Andrea Emmes started her career performing in musical theater while growing up on the East Coast. This lead to a successful career as a stage performer working for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Renaissance Cruises and eventually head lining on the Las Vegas Strip. Having worked in tv, film and video games, Andrea, a total bibliophile, now enjoys narrating audiobooks at her home studio in San Jose, California. Known as “The Girl with a Thousand Voices”, her wide range of character voices and dynamic/emotionally invested performances has reviewers and listeners alike commenting on how she effortlessly pulls listeners in, and has versatility and charisma. Not only does she have a Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design, but Andrea gets her inner gamer geek on playing games of all kinds with her husband and their cat, Lucy.
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