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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....

Public Domain (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Excellent performance to listen to!

I had never read this classic and find audio books a great way to take them in. This performance was outstanding. The story makes use of dialects and I don't think I could have done it justice -- or maybe even had the patience -- if I were reading the printed book. The narrator was outstanding and the story was very sweet.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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My New Favorite

Fell in love with this story of overcoming oneself. Wonderfully rich characters. The narration was good enough to follow and hold my attention. This was a perfect choice for a long car trip. Would be great for occasion really.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Yes! It is magic!

I'm so happy as this is my first time to complete an English book!
I've watch the movies before and finally started to read the original book. And yes! It is a book with full beauty and magic. Especially when reading some descriptions of food and garden, I indeed want to experience personally.Btw, I enjoyed listening to the narrator speaking Yorkshire♪( '▽`)

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Beautiful story

Loved how the story was narrated and could listen to it over and over again.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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An absolutely wonderful book

I recommend this lovely book to people of all ages. It belongs to the age of innocence. It will appeal to the child in all of us and give insight into adults and children's behavior. Whatever thoughts we dwell on, good or bad, have a profound influence on our lives.

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Fantastic!

This is absolutely one of the best stories I have ever heard! The wonderful narration and exquisite story line took me away to my own secret garden where I experienced emotional highs unlike any I have previously known.

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Loved it when young and when oldish

Great listen! If you are in the mood for a kindly story with a happy ending - listen to this with your children - or grandchildren.

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Amazing book

It was amazing good twist at the end. It was cool of the transformation from beginning to end.

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would prefer more animation

I would have preferred an English accent and more an I'll nation in the readers voice but of course the same charming story we all love. did not quite catch my 5 year old.

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Three Stars for Adults

In my memory of this book, it was nearly the equal of the author’s masterpiece, A Little Princess. My memory turned out to be faulty. Where Princess features richly drawn characters, a plausible (within the bounds of the story) plot line and a story arc that is interesting and appealing to young readers and adults alike, TSG is cartoonish and underwritten, almost like a comic book. As my daughter pointed out, it almost would have worked better as a preschooler’s picture book. In TSG, a reasonable suspension of disbelief is insufficient; one has to accept a cartoonish alternate universe where, for instance, if a boy is gentle enough, squirrels will happily nestle in his shirt pockets while crows rest on his shoulders and foxes follow him about like puppies. Adults won’t love it; young children (5-8) will enjoy it most.

A special shout-out to the narrator, Susie Berneis, who is excellent. I purchased and returned several other versions, all of them with narrators too cloyingly affected or otherwise insufferable to endure, before discovering this one. Thank you!

2 of 10 people found this review helpful