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  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
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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!"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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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 25 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
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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"
  • 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
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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 (AmazonClassics Edition) | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
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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.

  • 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.

    Martha says: "The Secret Garden"
  • 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"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Pearl Hewitt
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    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.

    LilMissMolly says: "Outstanding Update to Beloved Classic!"
  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Julie Christie
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    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.

    says: "Hit the hwan"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Alice Johnson
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    "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.

  • 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."
  • 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 Land of the Blue Flower | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Land of the Blue Flower

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By David Thorn
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    An enchanting tale of a far away land where a young king transforms his kingdom with a blue flower and some positive thinking.

  • The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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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"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    Written by British-born author Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, privileged daughter of a wealthy diamond merchant. All the other girls at Miss Minchin's school treat Sara as if she truly were a princess. But when Captain Crewe's fortune is sadly lost, Sara's luck changes. Suddenly she is treated no better than a scullery maid.

    says: "my favourite childhood book"
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Susan Umpleby
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    "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.

  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Teresa Gallagher
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    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.

  • 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 (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.

    Babak S. says: "This is the best version"
  • 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.

    Toertel says: "Lovely rendition of a classic"
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