The Secret Garden

  • by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by Wanda McCaddon
  • 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mary, unloved and selfish, finds friendship and happiness helping her neurotic, invalid cousin become strong and healthy. Nature's powerful magic touches both children as they toil to revive their secret garden. The story alludes to some very modern themes including the ability of mental beliefs to create health, the strength of group optimism, and the restorative power of nature.

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What the Critics Say

"A blend of power, beauty, vivid interest and honest goodness. Yes, if this is magic, it is good magic." (The New York Times)

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5 stars for this version of

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I think that the narrator does a really good job. It was nice listening to this story that mostly took place in England, read by a woman with an English accent. The narrator did a notably great job with the accents that Dicken and Martha had. I felt like the narrator was like a grandmother reading to me. I greatly recommend this audio verson of "The Secret Garden"!
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- Sharon

This reading spoiled me

This is an awesome reading of this great book! It was the first of many audible books we got for the kids and the narration of this book is the gold standard by which I judge all other narrators. Each time we listen to it I am absolutely carried away from the traffic and worries of my day and I am there in the garden on a cloudy day in earliest spring looking to see if the rose canes are wick. I see the nurse smirking, feel the warmth of Mrs. Sowerby's hug and want to offer Ben Weatherstaff some hot tea. The children are as vivid as the ones in my van, but the ones behind me are quiet and listening intently.
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- Laurie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.