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Having been a huge fan of Phlippa Pearce as a child I was keen to listen to this with my 8 year old son. We both loved it. The dramatisation is very well done and the story is easy to follow. It was a real joy to see my son fascinated by the events unfolding in the garden, and trying to work out what was happening, how and why...
I'm studying this book as part of a children's literature course, and enjoyed the story. The sound quality was terrible though, and I'm not sure I'd have had the patience to persevere with it unless I needed to. Very expensive for such bad quality.
An enjoyable children's tale I remember well from my childhood.
I was filled with excitement as they skated down the river.
The dramatization really brought the book to life and immersed me into Tom's world.
No spoilers here - the ending is very lovely.
This is a relatively short book that I loved listening to over the course of an evening. Worth a listen if you read this as a child and a wonderful story to introduce to your own children.
This book is one of my all time favourites and I was very disappointed that Audible was not able to offer it as an unabridged reading. This performance, however, is lovely. It captures the essence of the book and, in one sitting, transported me back to the magic of the garden that captured my imagination when I first read it as a child.
Tom of course. His love of the garden so closely reflects the beauty seen within a Victorian garden.
It followed the book so accurately
I always have an emotional reaction to this book. Without giving anything away the story is so brilliantly written.
This is a book that every child should read and if you didn't read it as a child then it is just as enjoyable as an adult.
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