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    • 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 2,429
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104

    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: $19.95

    • 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 801
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 687

    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: $24.95

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perpetrating a Fraud

    • By Lisa on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • 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 768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641

    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: $24.95

    • 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 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 130

    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: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance to listen to!

    • By Diane-in-Colorado on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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: $12.95

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • 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 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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: $24.95

    • The Secret Garden

    • (A Puffin Book)
    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Indira Varma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Christianne Lupher, Miranda Hodges, Maureen Boutilier, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Young Cedric lives with his widowed mother in New York. His late father was a British earl who had been disowned by his father for marrying an American. As all of the earl of Dorincourt's sons have now died, he begrudgingly looks to Cedric as his sole heir. While the earl soon comes to love the endearing little Cedric, conflict arises when a strange woman appears on the scene and insists that her son is the true heir. 

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Making of a Marchioness

    • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    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

    • The Lost Prince

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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 ksec on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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: $19.95

    • A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Unspoiled and genial, Sara is given all the luxuries her father can afford - and the obsequious Miss Minchin is happy to indulge. But when her father dies and his fortune is lost, Sara is forced into servitude, stripped of her privileges and possessions, and subjected to Miss Minchin's true cruel nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All time favorite!

    • By B on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a children's classic. The story is about a young boy named Cedric who lives with his mother in a tiny cottage in New York after his father dies. Luckily for Cedric, a lawyer finds him and tells him that he is the heir to the title of earl and a vast estate in England. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, has sent for him, and it is his grandfather's wish that Cedric come to the estate to learn to be an aristocrat with the new title Lord Fauntleroy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet story, well narrated

    • By DanielZ on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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: $24.95

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    The Secret Garden is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1911 after a version was published as an American magazine serial beginning in 1910. Set in England, it is one of Burnett's most popular novels and is considered a classic of English children's literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic for many reasons

    • By cosmitron on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Helen Stainer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the reading performance by Helen StaIner

    • By Josh from Alaska on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $7.46

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