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  • The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Ron B says: "Great Characters"
  • The Secret Garden  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Joe K. says: "Wow, what a great story!"
  • The Enchanted Collection | Anna Sewell,Louisa May Alcott,Frances Hodgson Burnett,Lewis Carroll,Kenneth Grahame

    The Enchanted Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    greyseal says: "Love this collection!"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Matthew says: "Shockingly bad narration"
  • A Little Princess  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    10-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.

    File Squirrel says: "Credit Worthy Narration"
  • The Secret Garden  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Dixie says: "Cynical old bag loved it"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett,Hannah Christenson - illustrator

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hannah Christenson - illustrator
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
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    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.

    MJS says: "A very great book"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
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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....

    Brad says: "My New Favorite"
  • A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    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.

  • The Secret Garden  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
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    This is the story of Mary and her friends and a garden which had been locked away for 10 years.

    Penny says: "Magical Storytelling"
  • The Making of a Marchioness | Frances Hodgson-Burnett

    The Making of a Marchioness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson-Burnett
    • Narrated By Lucy Scott
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    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.

    Curatina says: "A Sweet Romantic Tale"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Heidi Gregory
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    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.

  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Young Sara Crewe grew up in a well-to-do household, but she suddenly finds herself impoverished when her father, Captain Crewe, dies penniless in India. Sara is forced to abandon her life of privilege for a life of bare existence at Miss Minchin's boarding school. To survive those hard times, she imagines herself to be a princess as she awaits her rescue from a mysterious benefactor.

  • Little Lord Fauntleroy  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    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.

    Harriet says: "A Real Boy Becomes a Lord"
  • The Secret Garden  | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Jefferson says: ""The Magic is in me!""
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Helen Stainer
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    "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.

    Josh from Alaska says: "Love the reading performance by Helen StaIner"
  • Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Secret Garden

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Helena Bonham Carter
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    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.

    Roberta says: "Very abridged, but wonderfully read"
  • The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter, Beryl Reid, full cast
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    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.

  • The Lost Prince | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Lost Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    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.

    Kevin Bass says: "Great start with under-developed ending."
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Finola Hughes
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    Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an orphan, Mary is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven, at Misselthwaite Manor.

    teammine says: "Hated for it to End"
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