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The Secret Lake

Narrated by: Karen Inglis
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel, and a secret lake. A magical and gripping time travel adventure for children aged eight to 11. Now enjoyed by thousands of young listeners! 

When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbor's small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? 

Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound, and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake. 

Who is the boy rowing towards them who looks so terrified? And whose are those children’s voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods? 

Stella and Tom soon discover that they have traveled back in time to their home and its gardens almost 100 years earlier. Here they make both friends and enemies, and uncover startling connections between the past and present. 

A modern children's classic. 

The Secret Lake has been described by listeners as a modern Tom's Midnight Garden and compared in atmosphere with The Secret Garden and the Enid Blyton and Nancy Drew mystery adventure stories. Its magical and gripping plot, with its many twists and turns makes it a firm favorite with both boys and girls. 

Karen Inglis describes it as, a time travel mystery adventure with modern twists - the kind of story that I loved as a child, but brought right up to date. 

The adventure starts here - order today!  

©2011 Karen Inglis (P)2019 Karen Inglis

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Wonderful story

I absolutely loved this story, it was wonderful, listened to it all in one go as I was so intrigued.

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Fantastic adventure

My 8 and 4 year old daughters loved this story. They were captivated throughout. They especially loved the idea of the magical moles, and the revelations at the end of the book!

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This is rubbish

What has the world come to. A children’s story that goes on about Facebook ... where’s the imagination. What a waste of money

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The secret lake

This is a really exciting book of you like books about going back in time.

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Rather Flat.

A poor man's version of Tom's Midnight Garden, but without the charm.
Perhaps if it had been another narrator instead of the author reading it there would have been a bit more life, but despite there being fairly exciting events in it, it just plodded on and we were glad when it finished so we could try something else.

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  • Cold Tator
  • 04-09-20

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this was a confusing book that never went anywhere it locked you in one place and me personally don't like it at all

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  • b swanson
  • 18-06-20

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most excellent adventure. 4 stars because we want a sequel! let's go into the future

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  • Ryan Howard
  • 07-09-19

The Secret Lake

I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would give it a 10 star review if I could :)