Good Wives
Louisa May Alcott

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Narrated By: C. M. Hébert

Duration: 9 hours and 34 minutes

What to expect

Three years after the close ofLittle Women, the March girls, four of the most beloved young women in American literature, are young adults carving out their futures. John Brooke is home and planning a life with Meg, despite his modest financial situation. The other girls see promises of fulfillment ahead as well, as they grow and develop a certain amount of independence. Along the way, they all face painful trials, from Jo's struggle with her writing career to her friend Laurie's heartbreak in a love tragedy. Eventually, each of the girls finds happiness, but not always in the ways that they expect.

Though often classified as a children's book,Good Wives, with its lifelike characters and situations, has entertained millions of adults. The delightful adventures of the March children still possess great power to inspire countless listeners.


Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Classic fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Family and home stories, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Families and family members

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“The adventures of Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth March have enchanted readers for generations…Readers will see them through happiness and heartbreak with pleasure. The characters are interesting and engaging; their dialogue (internal and external) is honest and rings true.”

Children's Literature

“Hébert brings characters as diverse as the guttural Mr. Baer and the Irish Hannah to life.”