Narrator: Bryony Hannah, John Bowler, Julianna Jennings, Natasha J Barnes, Samantha Dakin, Tara Ward
Published by BBC Digital Audio on 2nd February 2017
Genres: Love & Romance, Romance
Length: 2 hours and 18 minutes
Source: from the Library
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
With their father away fighting in the American Civil War, the four March girls are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. But the sisters’ close bond and determination to make the best of things enables them to find happiness despite their poverty.
I have tried so many times to read Little Women but I get to the same point every time (when the older girls go to the new years eve party. I had a rough idea of some of the story but this adaptation was beautiful.
The March girls all have very different personalities but they are all loveable in their own way. I love a full-cast audio and the BBC did an excellent job with these narrators. I went through a lot of emotions in this book. I was immersed in this story so easily. I was welling up on more than one occasion.
It’s easy to see why this is a classic and I am glad that the BBC made this adaptation for those like me who struggle with those classic stories that have a reason for being loved.
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