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    • 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 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    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.

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    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: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,093
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799

    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
    • Wow, what a great story!

    • By Joe K. on 10-18-08

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    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 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 106

    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 (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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    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
    • A very great book

    • By MJS on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 224

    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

    • 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 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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: $5.60

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Indira Varma
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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 Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Finola Hughes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hated for it to End

    • By teammine on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $25.20

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • A Little Princess (Adaptation)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Deborah Berlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to England when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin’s school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school. But on her 11th birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOT unabridged!

    • By Cynthia on 12-24-10

    Regular price: $5.04

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Alice Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    "A Little Princess" is a beloved classic of English children's literature. Captain Crewe, a wealthy young English widower, enrolls his seven-year-old daughter Sara, who has been living in India, at Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, in order to prepare her for a future life in society. Crewe dotes on his daughter, ordering and paying for her special treatment at the school, such as her own room fitted with extra luxuries, her own maid, and her own carriage for rides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the story but

    • By K. Degraaf on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Helen Stainer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "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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