Shoes and Stockings: A Collection of Short Stories


Read by Carolyn Frances

(4.4 stars; 49 reviews)

Here are tales of love and war, modesty and frivolity, laughter and tears. Louisa May Alcott wrote many, many short stories. This collection shares but 6/7 of them. (Summary by Carolyn Frances) (6 hr 52 min)

Chapters

A Modern Cinderella: Or, The Little Old Shoe - How It Was Lost 34:37 Read by Carolyn Frances
A Modern Cinderella: Or, The Little Old Shoe - How It Was Found 47:53 Read by Carolyn Frances
Aunt Kipp - Part I 15:57 Read by Carolyn Frances
Aunt Kipp - Part II 22:55 Read by Carolyn Frances
Aunt Kipp - Part III 20:10 Read by Carolyn Frances
Kitty's Class Day 40:42 Read by Carolyn Frances
A Country Christmas - Part I 16:40 Read by Carolyn Frances
A Country Christmas - Part II 24:43 Read by Carolyn Frances
A Country Christmas - Part III 21:13 Read by Carolyn Frances
A Country Christmas - Part IV 20:16 Read by Carolyn Frances
My Red Cap - Part I 10:22 Read by Carolyn Frances
My Red Cap - Part II 11:55 Read by Carolyn Frances
My Red Cap - Part III 9:47 Read by Carolyn Frances
My Red Cap - Part IV 11:11 Read by Carolyn Frances
Nelly's Hospital 40:50 Read by Carolyn Frances
Scarlet Stockings - How They Came Into Lennox's Life 17:22 Read by Carolyn Frances
Scarlet Stockings - Where They Led Him 28:16 Read by Carolyn Frances
Scarlet Stockings - What Became of Them 18:04 Read by Carolyn Frances

Reviews

Not award-winning


(4 stars)

The problem with writing an American Classic like "Little Women" is that your readers will have unreasonable expectations. LM Alcott wrote for her living, and she had no appetite for starving in an attic, so she sold what she wrote and moved forward. There's nothing wrong with these stories, they're just not her best. 1: A Modern Cinderella suffers from an excess of sugary metaphor, poetical descriptions, and practically perfect people. 2: Aunt Kipp; thank goodness for her astringent personality after the first story! 3, 4: Country folk vs city folk... 5: My Red Cap, I think the most interesting story. A Civil War nurse and a veteran have several encounters over the years. The plot and characters are well developed. 6: Nellie's Hospital is the only children's story in this collection. A little girl hopes to be a 'Sanitary Commission' nurse when she grows up, and practices with the local bugs, birds and mice. Worth reading. 7: Red Stockings; a Civil War story dealing with the ethical

Precious Timeless Tales


(5 stars)

Precious Timeless Tales of love, childhood, War and home life to warm your heart on a cold night. The reader had a nice voice and did a consistent job even if she did misspronounce a few words throughout.

Shoes and Stockings


(5 stars)

A nice collection of Louisa May Alcott stories, they will make you laugh and cry! My favorites are Kitty's Class Day and Aunt Kipp. Also, Carolyn does an awesome job reading A Country Christmas, especially in part 2.

A Charming Wardrobe


(5 stars)

Stories adorned with the quaint, courageous, comely and guiless accessories which Ms.Alcott so deftly uses to exalt the homespun everyday wardrobe of life, transforming them into beautiful raiments.

wonderful


(4.5 stars)

I loved this! The reader was very good,and all the stories well thought out and put together. True Alcott!

Nice stories, but not as delightful as I had hoped.


(5 stars)

Delightful!

a brilliant collection of lovely stories, superbly read!!


(5 stars)