March, Geraldine Brooks
31 Rating(s)
List: $20.00 | Sale: $14.40
Club: $10.00


Narrator: Richard Easton

Unabridged: 10 hr 19 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 10/10/2004


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord.

From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


AudiobooksNow review by Susan on 2007-06-12 16:34:14

The premise is an interesting one - Little Women from the eyes of their father, a chaplain in Union army during the Civil War. But so, so preachy. And often plodding. Had there not been the 'Little Women' connection (one of my favorites as a girl), I'd have been tempted to give it one star instead of two. The narrator also sounded like he was about 100 years old, far older than the actual character, and did no justice to female or slave voices. It was a tough ride, but I made it to the end. Not sure I'd recommend the trip to anyone else!

AudiobooksNow review by Cyndie Browning from Tulsa, OK on 2008-08-22 14:22:26

I've read _Little Women_ many times in my life but never did figure out what war Mr. March went off to fight in UNTIL this book! It didn't really have a lot to do with Alcott's book, other than the 2-3 time checkpoints that the author mentions in the Afterword. Well, despite the tedious review below, I LOVED this book. I loved the humor of it, I loved listening to Mr. March speak about the practice of slavery that he was seeing first-hand, and I loved listening to Mrs. March fret and worry as she worked through the devastation of learning that her husband had had a years-long affair---whether or not consummated---with a black slave. The story held my attention the whole way through, and when it was done, I listened to it a second time. I LOVED it!