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  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    10-year-old Sarah Crue lives life like a princess until tragedy strikes, taking away her fine clothes and privileges. Without her velvet and silk and French maids, she's no longer the envy of all the girls at Miss Minchin's London boarding school, and even has to live in the school's attic, working for the students who were once her friends. Will Sarah's spirit remain unbowed? Follow her through her trials and triumphs in this unforgettable tale beloved by children the world over.

    File Squirrel says: "Credit Worthy Narration"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
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    When Mary Lennox's parents die from cholera in India, the spoiled orphan is transplanted to her uncle's 600-year-old gloomy and secretive estate in England. She is certain that she is destined for misery at Misselthwaite Manor. However, she soon discovers an arched doorway into an overgrown garden, locked shut since the death of her aunt 10 years earlier.

    S. J. Montgomery says: "The audio adds so much!"
  • 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.

    Matthew says: "Shockingly bad narration"
  • 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
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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.

    Tannie says: "painful to listen to"
  • 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.

    greyseal says: "Love this collection!"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
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    Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast, lonely moor. At first she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals; the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life; and a mysterious, abandoned garden....

    Brad says: "My New Favorite"
  • 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.

    grayce tripodi says: "Excellent"
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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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.

    Paul says: "A Real Boy Becomes a Lord"
  • Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Secret Garden

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Helena Bonham Carter
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    Since its original publication in 1911, The Secret Garden has ranked as one of the world's best-loved novels, captivating children and adults alike with its luminous tale of secrets and revelations, growth and renewal, and, above all, the transforming power of love.

    Roberta says: "Very abridged, but wonderfully read"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    Attending a school for young ladies, the ever-changing fortunes of Sara Crewe are embellished by her lively imagination. Along the way she invites some wonderfully memorable characters to join her in her fantasies.

  • 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.

    Ruth Bain says: "Enchanting for all ages"
  • 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.

    Curatina says: "A Sweet Romantic Tale"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Sharon Hoyland
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    Follow young Mary's journey from India to the mysterious grand house in Yorkshire, England. Packed with interesting characters, positive thinking, and bursting with nature, The Secret Garden continues to enthrall and educate children and adults alike. Subtle sound effects, along with evenly paced reading, makes this adaptation a delight to listen to.

  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia McKenna
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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'.

    Anna Spencer says: "An Inspirational rendition of The Secret Garden!"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Finola Hughes
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    Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an orphan, Mary is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven, at Misselthwaite Manor.

    teammine says: "Hated for it to End"
  • The Lost Prince | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Lost Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    The wonderful adventure story of two boys, one the son of a mysterious impoverished grandee and the other a handicapped son of a n'eer-do-well drunkard, who together travel through Europe on a secret mission to save Samavia from its wicked rulers.

    Kevin Bass says: "Great start with under-developed ending."
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
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    Living off crumbs in a dreary attic, Sara Crewe comforts herself with wondrous stories of adventure and fortune, and in the end the stories become true.

    Gary says: "Outstanding!"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Helen Stainer
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    "The Secret Garden" is a classic of English children's literature. Mary Lennox is a troubled, sickly, and unloved 10-year-old girl born in India to selfish, wealthy British parents. However there is a cholera epidemic in India which kills Mary's parents and all the servants. She is sent to Yorkshire, to live with her reclusive and embittered Uncle Archibald Craven. At first, Mary is her usual self, sour and rude, disliking her uncle's large house, the people, and, most of all, the vast stretch of moor.

  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
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    This is the story of Mary and her friends and a garden which had been locked away for 10 years.

    Penny says: "Magical Storytelling"
  • A Lady of Quality | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Lady of Quality

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Laurie Klein
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    Set in 17th century England, this marvelous tale is about Mistress Clorinda, a tempestuous stable brat born out of wedlock. It’s a story of rebellion, dark secrets and great love. At a young age Mistress Clorinda inspires her father, Sir Jeoffry Wildairs to publicly acknowledge her. She grows to be a strong, defiant, aggressive woman of great beauty, who triumphs over all. She survives her mother’s attempt to murder her, her nurses neglect, and her own checkered past, to become, at last, a lady of quality.

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