The Secret Garden

Narrated by: Julie Christie
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. This self-centered orphan and her pampered, invalid cousin Colin Craven, both deprived of love and attention, find themselves becoming friends. Together, they learn compassion and generosity within the walls of an abandoned magical garden. Renowned actress Julie Christie brings out the magic of this children's classic.

Public Domain (P)1996 Dove Audio, Inc.

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A Classic for Children

I've been meaning to read this children's classic novel for many years and finally managed to accomplish that goal.

For some reason, I kept confusing this book with The Little Princess (in both, the heroine is a young girl who finds herself alone and must fend for herself and grows up in the process). Now I know the difference.

The Secret Garden is a good story but it's sad, even depressing. And, the heroine is such a spoiled little thing for much of the first third of the book that I found her rather unlikable. I knew all along what was going to happen (however, young readers, are not likely to find such predictability in the plot).

Julie Christie does a wonderful job narrating this story.

I'm glad I finally read it. But I also couldn't wait to move on.

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Every night

I love this book so much, I listen to it every night before bed, I can't fall asleep without it 😴📗📘📙📓📖🌜😌💗👌

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Loved it! Narrator was amazing, such an enjoyable

Loved it, narrator was amazing! Such a pleasure to listen! My daughter loved it too

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lovely classic to inspire all

lovely classic to inspire hope. I love reading this with my children and this audio book just brings it to life.

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Wonderful performance of a charming classic!

This vocal performance is fantastic. I was so easily absorbed in the characters, in part due to the delightful portrayals. She can go from a silly, booming voice to a comforting, soothing one in a flash. Truly a remarkable performance.

As for the classic itself, it is so heartwarming. The development of Mary and Colin, as well as the vivid imagery, are engrossing. The story is well-paced and uplifting. Great themes that can pull in children and adults alike— a quality too rare in literature. Overall an enjoyable classic with a one-in-a-million performance.

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Hit the hwan

A good book for Kids with a bad temper and for the mom or dad