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    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916

    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
    • The Secret Garden

    • By ELLEN POAGE on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $19.59

    • 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 662
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    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

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    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 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 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent book for the young and the young at heart.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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
    • One of the Books Ever read

    • By N. Godet on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49

    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 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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    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 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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: $23.09

    • 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 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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 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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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 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 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    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 Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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 Lost Prince

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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 Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Indira Varma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    When orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle's estate, everybody said she was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen. Depressed and withdrawn, Mary stumbles upon an arched doorway into an overgrown garden. She later discovers her pampered invalid cousin, tucked away in a dark room. Soon a charming journey into the magical secret garden begins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great reflection

    • By Lynda on 03-07-06

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Since its first publication in 1885, Little Lord Fauntleroy has become a favorite with children. The move from New York to his ancestral castle comes as a shock to both Cedric and his new-found relatives, and while he comes to terms with aristocratic ways, they become more aware of compassion and social justice.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Boy Becomes a Lord

    • By Harriet on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Shuttle

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Tabi That
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill-treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than Lovely

    • By fadednotebook67 on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $8.91

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