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Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. There, she meets a hearty housekeeper and her spirited brother, a dour gardener, a cheerful robin, and her willful, hysterical, and sickly cousin, Master Colin.

With the help of the robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden, coming to life anew, brings health to Colin - and to Mary, happiness.

Public Domain (P)1992 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

"It will rapt most children away, for after fifty years, its spell is still as strong; a blend of power, beauty, vivid interest and honest goodness. Yes, if this is magic, it is good magic." ( New York Times Book Review)

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  • Dixie
  • 25/03/2010

Cynical old bag loved it

I'm in my 50s, but had never read this classic. (Saw the film and Broadway version). My usual taste is non-fiction or Ruth Rendell and other contemporary mysteries/thrillers. I LOVED IT! Beautifully written, full of insight into human nature and appropriate/inspiring for all ages. Go for it. Especially for a time when you need a good healthy dose of hope.

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  • Stephanie
  • 08/11/2012

Glad we chose this narrator

Would you listen to The Secret Garden again? Why?

It was fun to listen to someone else read this book. I have read it many times, but had never heard the correct "yorkshire" pronunciation. The "yorkshire" is important to the book, and my experience of this book was greatly enhanced by hearing it. Reading the book can be difficult (especially for a child) because of the dialect, listening to it made all the difference.

There were so many narrators to choose from, so my 10 year old and I listened to sample after sample to narrow it down to this version. I know the story well, but the 10 year old had not read it. We could hardly stop listening.

What did you like best about this story?

In this story skinny, cranky, unlovable Mary meets spoiled, sad Collin and through their relationship with each other, and a few down-to-earth friends, heal themselves by turning their attention outward to nature. I love how the children are able to help each other, instinctively figure out what is good and healthy, and keep such a wonderful and important secret safe until they can reveal it to those who are most precious to them.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the scene in the secret garden when Collin stands up and walks and the gardener Ben cries.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When they sang the Doxology I was very moved.

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  • Erica
  • 24/01/2010

As good as it used to be

On a whim I downloaded The Secret Garden for a road trip. I read it 20 years ago and loved the story, but like all things over time I had forgotten the context of the story. It was such a joy of re-discovery to go back to the Yorkshire Moors and the secret garden. The narration was superb which added to the magic of the classic story.

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  • David
  • 31/08/2009

Great Book

I wish I had read this as a kid, but my school did not require much reading at all and that which was required was usually photocopied and stapled together. A sad affair, I know, however this book was wonderful, fun and made my laugh and feel great over and over again.

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  • Patti
  • 27/11/2011

An Old Story, But Wonderful

I never read this as a child, but should have. To me, the true test of a children's story is whether it appeals across the generations. This one does. As much as it is another variation on an old theme (children, in their simpleness, being smarter than adults in helping others, such as Pollyanna), it is worth reading.

The narration was adequate. Her children voices were not the best, but all others were terrific. Talking "in broad Yorkshire" was enchanting.

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  • Olivia Farrell
  • 28/04/2010

Wonderful!

Excellent reading. Love it. Buy a new copy everytime the last one wears out

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  • Donna
  • 27/11/2011

ENJOYABLE

This is a very endearing story and I would highly recommend it. A book for children and adults alike. I hated to see it end.

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  • Read more books
  • 16/07/2012

A very good listen!

Would you listen to The Secret Garden again? Why?

Yes because it was a good story, simple yet not too simple, and very optimistic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mary, she started off as a little brat, but became more and more loveable as the story progressed.

Which character – as performed by Johanna Ward – was your favorite?

None really, though she did a ok job with all the characters, I just didn't have a favorite. I did however like the general narration. But if I had to choose a character I would say Mary or Dickon.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, I seen the movie awhile back, so I kind of knew a little about it, and wasn't really suprised by anything, plus it doesn't really have any Oh dang.. moments. Though the book is a little different than the movie.

Any additional comments?

Overall good story and well produced, the only very little complaint I have about it is the album art work for it. It came in a little fuzzy (I have the 4th generation Ipod), and it just annoyed me a little bit, but please don't let that stop you from getting this audiobook. I wouldn't use a credit on it though, since a credit cost more than the book, I just bought the book itself.

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  • J. Driesner
  • 20/05/2019

#love it ❤️

I love this book but I thought the narration is a bit stiff and I thought the Narrator could be a bit more relaxed . The book is ausome it has 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠( 5 stars) # love the book 🌈❤️

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  • elizabeth peterson
  • 11/11/2018

Timeless Classic, Appeals to all Ages

This is a must read for every child and adult alike. Superb narration. #YorkshireMoors #Friends #Magical #Inspiring #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Ms N Hopwood
  • 15/06/2016

Wow 10000000000 out of 100

I loved this book it is filled to the brim with exiting chapters I listen to this story every night before bed this it the 37 time I have listened to it it is grate for agess 8-14 it has so much imaganation and is so exiting my. Mum loves it and she is 51 he even watched the film P.s sorry a bout spelling I am only 9

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  • Samantha Clarke
  • 20/02/2016

Fantastic read. Well narrated.

Having never read this as a child it's been on my TBR for a while. Johanna Ward's narration is excellent. She really brings Mary in particular to life. Highly recommended.

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  • Mr Matthew Dalton
  • 07/11/2015

Amazing

That is so wonderful I could live off it I would recommend it to enyone

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  • Philip
  • 26/07/2015

Wonderful hearing this well loved story come alive

If you could sum up The Secret Garden in three words, what would they be?

Magical, reminiscent, endearing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Garden?

The final chapter when Archibald Craven has his 'awakening' travelling in Europe.

What about Johanna Ward’s performance did you like?

The accents and tone of voice were right for the different characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It certainly made me smile several times.

Any additional comments?

I read this as a child. Listening to it as an adult (in my 40s) brought much of my first reading back to me. A joyful experience listening to it.

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  • Sarah Tilsley
  • 03/09/2014

Loved it

I first saw the film years ago when I was a child. I loved it then, but I'd never read the book. I'm glad that I have, the film and the book (from what I remember if the film) follow closely with each other. I really enjoyed reading this and the audible version is great too. A real classic that I will be sure to read again.

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  • v
  • 13/10/2013

enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret Garden to be better than the print version?

My son was reading this at school and did not understand it so we got the audio and the whole family listened and really enjoyed the story.

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  • Neal
  • 06/12/2016

Charming children's story

I listened to this with my 9 year old daughter. Initially on a long car journey, but we didn't finish it in the car so we finished it over several bed-times. It was innocent, charming and the pictures painted so vividly by the beautiful writing. I would recommend this classic for children and adults to enjoy together.

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  • on-line-shopper
  • 03/07/2016

beautiful uplifting enchanting

Beautiful book sometimes thought of as a childs story but definitely for all ages, magical.. Read well by Johanna ward.

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  • Kamila
  • 14/04/2016

magic is in the story :)

very nice yorkshire accent. the narrator was good, very enjoyeble to listen. like it much.

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  • emma Hill
  • 18/02/2016

How is it all done? ( that is a good question)

I loved Dicken and all his pets and especially loved it when Martha told his storys.

WOW!!!
so cool and such a great story/expression!!!

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