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  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Pearl Hewitt
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    When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. But this lonely girl's life is transformed when she finds the key to the secret garden.

    mama panda says: "Unabridged"
  • The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The orphaned Mary Lennox is sullen, ill tempered, and unloved when she's sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. A man consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Archibald has allowed his sprawling estate on the moors to fall into grim disrepair. It's when Mary begins tending to her late aunt's mysterious garden - locked up and neglected for years - that she discovers its life-changing secrets and a flowering rejuvenation of the human spirit.

    Steve S says: "Fantastic little story"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Kara Shallenberg
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    The Secret Garden is a classic children's novel, first published in 1911. It is considered one of the greatest children's novels of the 20th century and has been adapted countless times for theatre, television, and film.

    marion worth says: "Read the book."
  • The Secret Garden  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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. 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.

    Samantha Clarke says: "Fantastic read. Well narrated."
  • The Enchanted Collection | Anna Sewell,Louisa May Alcott,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Lewis Carroll,Kenneth Grahame

    The Enchanted Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
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    This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

    Julia Brown says: "Fantastic stories and value for money"
  • The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter, Beryl Reid, full cast
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    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again.

    Denise James says: "grèat book for all aged
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  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Harriet Stevens
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    The Secret Garden is a story about Mary Lennox, a 10-year-old child who never received love or affection from either of her self-centered parents, and was raised by the family's servants. She grows to be spoiled, selfish, and rude and after a cholera epidemic in India, everyone in her household is found dead except Mary. She is then transplanted to live with her uncle, whom she has never met before, at his manor in Yorkshire England.

  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
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    Young Sara Crewe grew up in a well-to-do household, but she suddenly finds herself impoverished when her father, Captain Crewe, dies penniless in India. Sara is forced to abandon her life of privilege for a life of bare existence at Miss Minchin's boarding school. To survive those hard times, she imagines herself to be a princess as she awaits her rescue from a mysterious benefactor.

  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia McKenna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    What the Narnia books did for wardrobes, The Secret Garden did for the walled garden. Few readers can fail to share with Mary Lennox that inexplicable thrill of anticipation at the notion of an enclosed and secret world, bursting with potential life and beauty but remaining hidden from view. As Mary herself observes, 'Here was another locked door, added to the hundred in the strange house'.

    Ms. H. C. Sutton says: "Beautifully read"
  • The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no-one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Jenny Agutter
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    When orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle's estate, everybody said she was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen. Depressed and withdrawn, Mary stumbles upon an arched doorway into an overgrown garden. She later discovers her pampered invalid cousin, tucked away in a dark room. Soon a charming journey into the magical secret garden begins.

    Sue says: "Much loved story, beautifully narrated"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    Written by British-born author Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, privileged daughter of a wealthy diamond merchant. All the other girls at Miss Minchin's school treat Sara as if she truly were a princess. But when Captain Crewe's fortune is sadly lost, Sara's luck changes. Suddenly she is treated no better than a scullery maid.

    Amazon Customer says: "This is a book for all who believe in magic."
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
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    Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. A beloved classic of children's literature The Secret Garden tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment.

    Joanna says: "Disappointed by the narrator"
  • Der geheime Garten | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Der geheime Garten

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Rosemarie Fendel
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    Die kleine Mary aus Indien wird in das Herrenhaus ihres sonderbaren Onkels nach Yorksshire gebracht. Dort lebt sie unter der Obhut ihres Dienstmädchens...

  • The Making of a Marchioness | Frances Hodgson-Burnett

    The Making of a Marchioness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson-Burnett
    • Narrated By Lucy Scott
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    Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Making of a Marchioness in 1901. She had written Little Lord Fauntleroy 15 years before and would write The Secret Garden in 10 years' time; it is these two books for which she is best known. Yet Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski, and is taught on a university course in America together with novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Daisy Miller.

    Laurence says: "A demonstration of Edwardian Manners"
  • A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Unspoiled and genial, Sara is given all the luxuries her father can afford - and the obsequious Miss Minchin is happy to indulge. But when her father dies and his fortune is lost, Sara is forced into servitude, stripped of her privileges and possessions, and subjected to Miss Minchin's true cruel nature.

  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One day Ceddie Errol is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: for waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl's heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible landlord.

    Julia Brown says: "Relaxing story"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Andrea Giordani
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    First published in 1905, Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess is an inspiring children's story about a seven-year-old girl named Sarah Crewe who's sent off by her father to a boarding school run by the strict Miss Minchin. There Sarah becomes popular with the other girls who view her as a princess.

    S. Lacey says: "Timeless"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett,Hannah Christenson - illustrator

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hannah Christenson - illustrator
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a young British girl, born and reared in India, loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake, she is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Due to the loss of his wife ten years before, her uncle is very distant and, once again, the girl finds herself ignored. As she grows accustomed to the house and its inhabitants, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden, the doors of which have been locked.

  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin’s school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sara’s friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid.

    Mr says: "Awful narration!"
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