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  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

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. With the help of a 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 brings happiness to Mary.

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  • By Ms N Hopwood on 15-06-16

A childhood favourite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-15

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

Beautiful, thought provoking and comforting. This is one of my favourite books of all time and having it on audiobook forever makes it so much more accessible when I need to relax. Doing an English degree, one can get lost in the course content, but this is what I fall back on time and time again. It was one of the first books I read independently and therefore it will always mean something to me. It was beautifully read with the correct emotion for each character.

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

I loved the moment when colin walks for the first time. As a person with a disability, I know how liberating this is. Having that read to me was very very comforting.

Any additional comments?

I loved every minute of this and would recommend to everyone to read or listen to.

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