An Old-Fashioned Girl (Version 3 Dramatic Reading)

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

When country girl Polly Milton comes to visit her friend Fanny Shaw, city life isn’t all she had hoped it would be. Thrown in the middle of a dysfunctional family, Polly remembers the teachings of her wise mother, and does her best to plant seeds of cheerfulness, honesty, and respect -- and teaching virtue by example.
Four years later, Polly returns to scratch out a living as a music teacher, but finds herself mixed up in much more than piano lessons. Through heartache and love triangles, temptation and tragedy, Polly’s story shows that even the dreams of old-fashioned girls can come true.

Cast List:
Narrator: Christine Lehman
Polly Milton: Hannah Mary
Fanny Shaw: BookAngel7
Tom Shaw: Tomas Peter
Maud Shaw: Laura Riley
Mr. Shaw: Greg Giordano
Mrs. Shaw: KHand
Grandma Shaw: Beth Thomas
Mr. Sydney: Daniel Metivier

Additional characters voiced by Adele de Pignerolles, April6090, TenorBoy, Devorah Allen, Esther ben Simonides, Jasmin Salma, Leanne Yau, lorda, Stacy Simon, thestorygirl, TJ Burns, toadoftoadhall, and Twinkle

Audio edited by fiddlesticks, Maria Kasper, and Rachel

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Dramatic Readings, Family Life

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Dramatis Personae 00:04:34
Play 01 Chapter 1: Polly Arrives Group 00:29:52
Play 02 Chapter 2: New Fashions Group 00:28:06
Play 03 Chapter 3: Polly's Troubles Group 00:28:28
Play 04 Chapter 4: Little Things Group 00:32:34
Play 05 Chapter 5: Scrapes Group 00:31:46
Play 06 Chapter 6: Grandma Group 01:11:59
Play 07 Chapter 7: Good-By Group 00:33:18
Play 08 Chapter 8: Six Years Afterward Group 00:35:01
Play 09 Chapter 9: Lessons Group 00:34:28
Play 10 Chapter 10: Brothers and Sisters Group 00:40:29
Play 11 Chapter 11: Needles and Tongues Group 00:33:50
Play 12 Chapter 12: Forbidden Fruit Group 00:34:01
Play 13 Chapter 13: The Sunny Side Group 00:33:40
Play 14 Chapter 14: Nipped in the Bud Group 00:33:12
Play 15 Chapter 15: Breakers Ahead Group 00:36:16
Play 16 Chapter 16: A Dress Parade Group 00:23:01
Play 17 Chapter 17: Playing Grandmother Group 00:39:56
Play 18 Chapter 18: The Woman Who Did Not Dare Group 00:26:42
Play 19 Chapter 19: Tom's Success Group 00:22:17