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    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hit the hwan

    • By Shauna on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly bad narration

    • By Matthew on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $6.92

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A magical getaway

    • By Catherine on 10-20-07

    Regular price: $19.59

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of "A Little Princess", one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story, really enjoyed this book.

    • By Vitaly Z on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    The orphaned Mary Lennox is sullen, ill tempered, and unloved when she's sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. A man consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Archibald has allowed his sprawling estate on the moors to fall into grim disrepair. It's when Mary begins tending to her late aunt's mysterious garden - locked up and neglected for years - that she discovers its life-changing secrets and a flowering rejuvenation of the human spirit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Whispersync does not work

    • By Malgomaj on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 698
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 576

    Ten-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Credit Worthy Narration

    • By File Squirrel on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Enchanted Collection

    • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
    • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 123

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this collection!

    • By greyseal on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $69.99

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. But this lonely girl's life is transformed when she finds the key to the secret garden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Update to Beloved Classic!

    • By LilMissMolly on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Indira Varma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no-one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!! Simply Superb!!

    • By Roya McCauley on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hannah Christenson - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new very favorite book

    • By A. M. Stone on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Susan Umpleby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    "Little Lord Fauntleroy" is the first children's novel written by English playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in 1886.

    Regular price: $9.20

    • Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very abridged, but wonderfully read

    • By Roberta on 10-05-12

    Regular price: $12.60

    • The Lost Prince

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great start with under-developed ending.

    • By Kevin Bass on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Making of a Marchioness

    • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Sweet Romantic Tale

    • By Curatina on 11-23-11

    Regular price: $8.25

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin’s school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sara’s friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Between spiritual and bourgeois dream

    • By moma on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cynical old bag loved it

    • By Dixie on 03-25-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    When Mary Lennox is transplanted from India to England's Misselthwaite Manor, she is utterly miserable. She spends long, lonely hours hiking across the dark Yorkshire moors, or wandering through the gardens of the manor. Then, one afternoon, the wind blows aside a curtain of ivy to reveal the hidden entrance to a previously unknown garden. The secret place takes root in Mary's imagination and the friendless girl becomes determined to find a way into the garden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing narrator

    • By Mary on 05-09-08

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Jenna-Louise Coleman reads The Secret Garden (Famous Fiction)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Jenna-Louise Coleman
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Buyer Beware: Sadly it IS Abridged

    • By Greg and Sara Masarik on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $3.81

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire England after her parents die from Cholera. Also living in the manor house is her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as spoiled as she. Mary and Colin are like two peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors, until a secret garden captures their imaginations. As spring brings new life to the Earth, Mary and Colin's sour natures begin to change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely rendition of a classic

    • By Toertel on 06-23-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Beryl Reid, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Performance of a lifetime

    • By Elizabeth Rossmeisl on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $10.65

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