O Pioneers!

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Willa Cather

Narrated By: Rachel Ellen

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 5 hours 58 minutes


O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The novel is also concerned with two romantic relationships, one between Alexandra and family friend Carl Linstrum and another between Alexandra's brother Emil and the married Marie Shabata


  • Heather Runneberg

    The book is a timeless story about life on the frontier. The theme of love, tragedy, and redemption is good for all to hear. The distraction was the narrator, he was not smooth and should have avoided trying to do any accents. Every time is started to listen I almost shut it off because of the reading but the story drew me in. Re-recording would be a recommendation.