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The Secret Garden

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett,Hannah Christenson - illustrator
Narrated by: Susan Duerden
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Publisher's Summary

The Secret Garden - 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. Aided by one of the servants' boys, she begins restoring the garden and soon discovers some other secrets of the manor....

©1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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My new very favorite book

Oh my goodness gracious. This is my new most favorite book. So magical and full of life. I'd seen the movie but never read the book until now. I just adore it.

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book from my childhood

Loved it! Brought back fond memories of reading it as a kid. Narrator was great too.

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Ok I guess

It is an ok book. Don't really love it and don't really hate it. 😐

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Great book, great narrator

This is the entire book, not an abridged version. The narrator has a pleasant voice, and used different voices for different characters.

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How has it taken me this long to read this book?

I specifically chose this audio book because I loved Susan Duerden’s performance in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (5 stars!!). Anyway, wow, is she good at character performances. Another reviewer gave this audio book one star based on Susan’s flat narration, and that reviewer gave up on the book. The reviewer should have stuck with the story, because as events become gradually more and more exciting for our main characters, Susan’s narration becomes more engaging. It was an intentional performance choice by Susan and the director for her to read the novel in a manner that really accentuated Mary’s listless and unpleasant personality, but as Mary’s world began to change (and thus as Mary began to grow), the narration becomes more lively as well.

Wonderful story, wonderful performance.

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Magic!

This book is amazing! Magical story of childhood youthful amazement, friendships, and summer adventures that seem to change your life while they’re happening.

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A very great book

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i loved how they did there vioces.
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and how marveles this was!
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The Secret Garden

A beautify done edition of a childhood classic well worth listening to !!! It will bring back many memories of the joy of reading as a child .

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A timeless classic is every sense of the word

I read this book several years ago but decided to listen to it on audible books I'm really glad I did

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painful to listen to

The narrator puts me to sleep. She does characters well but the reading is flat and so monotone I had to stop listening. I couldn't bear to listen anymore in case it ruined the story for me. It really is an awesome book, just don't get this version.