On November 5, 2020, the international audiobook service Storytel released the audiobook "Little Women" by Louise May Alcott, voiced by Russian TV and radio host Tutta Larsen.
The famous mother of three children has vast experience of reading books aloud - for more than 15 years, but this is the first time she is recording an audiobook. “It was my old dream, but I could not even imagine that everything would turn out so quickly: on average, in 3-4 hours I could read more than 200 pages almost without stopping,” comments Tutta Larsen. - I was fortunate enough to do voice acting several times, but it's more interesting to work with books. Of course, it depends on the author. For example, I could not read Viktor Pelevin as Sergei Chonishvili, but overall this is an incredible space."
Anastasia Zavozova, editor-in-chief of Storytel, explains why Tutta Larsen became the voice of the new audiobook: “Little Women is an amazing novel, because outwardly it - with its prominent moral lessons and general curvature of the text - seems to be completely rooted in the nineteenth century. But for a long time now, this story - about girls growing up, about little women who are trying to find their place in the world - remains fascinating and in demand, because it is a story about family relationships, about relationships between children and about that elusive moment when we begin to separate from our parents and seek our place in the world. Tutta Larsen is a person who does not need to be introduced to either today's children or their parents, and her warm, even and very “own” voice is exactly the performance for this classic book that we were looking for, and there is confidence that it does a book at once very modern and timeless."
The new audiobook lasts almost 10 hours and is available at the link: