Jenna-Louise Coleman reads The Secret Garden, one of the best-loved stories of all time.
When newly orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live at Misselthwaite Manor with her uncle, she is determined to be miserable. But she finds a lonely house which is full of mystery. There's her sad Uncle Archibald, her cousin, Colin, who believes he's dying, and then there's Dickon, a local boy. Together they discover a locked and secret garden and their great adventure begins.
As the garden slowly works its magic Mary, Colin, Dickon and even her uncle Archibald all begin to change. This is part of AudioGO's 'Famous Fiction' range.
Public Domain (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd
This is a charming reading of The Secret Garden. Jenna-Louise Coleman reads very well and with good variety in her voice for the various characters. Sadly, the title reads "unabridged" when it is anything but. I surely wish that this had been the unabridged version of this beautiful classic because I could have easily enjoyed JLC's reading for the 4-5 hours that it would take. This 55 minute version feels rushed and too simplified. What a shame. What a shame.
No - the reading and the classic are excellent. The obstacle was the misrepresentation of the version.
Her voice is lovely, lively and engaging. It is easy to listen to and truly enjoy.
I would have cut nothing. I wish that there had been LESS cutting.
To be honest, I got this because it was Jenna Coleman reading it, not because it was a full reading. It goes at a fast pace and I wished she had slowed down but for the price, it was well worth it.
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