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The Secret Garden Audiobook

The Secret Garden

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Publisher's Summary

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'. When she finds the key to the secret garden, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and enables other characters in the novel to open doors and windows into their own lives, bringing vitality and vigour back to the inhabitants of Misselthwaite Manor.

The author's interest in theosophy is perhaps reflected in the journey of the crippled Colin, who believes he can heal himself through positive thinking. And, as the roses return to the garden, so they bloom in Mary's cheeks - as she discovers an ancient and timeless magic that every gardener will recognise and understand.

Published in 1909, it is one of Frances Hodgson Burnett's most popular novels with adults as well as children. It has been adapted countless times for stage and screen and spawned spin-offs and sequels all over the world.

Public Domain (P)2007 Silksoundbooks Limited

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    Anna Spencer Sydney, Australia 05-12-16
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    "An Inspirational rendition of The Secret Garden!"

    Virginia McKenna's narration of this story is truly spellbinding. Such a talented actress, she demonstrates her ability to engage the listener completely! I am impressed by her ability to voice all the different characters, as well as her authentic Yorkshire accent.

    I read The Secret Garden as a child, but enjoyed it so much more as an audio book. I chose this book as I consider Virginia Mc Kenna a brilliant actress. I would recommend it to everyone.

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    Angela Hills 03-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, bad download experience"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story and narration were great but I had trouble with the download skipping 7 seconds every few. I removed and reloaded several times and it made no difference. Unfortunate distraction.


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    Melissa 03-27-16
    Melissa 03-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely magical"

    This book is absolutely magical! My new all-time favorite. It is a timeless treasure which everyone should read, and this reader is just perfect.

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    Ashley Stillwell 02-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A delightful story"

    One of my favorite childhood books, I have read it several times since and each time through is a delight. I love the story, with its beautiful and intriguing characters. It has a piece of all of us in between its pages, and it brings out a feeling of childish wonder and happiness that you will not soon forget.

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