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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

1. 01 - There is No One Left
2. 02 - Mistress Mary Quite Contrary
3. 03 - Across the Moor
4. 04 - Martha
5. 05 - The Cry in The Corridor
6. 06 - There Was Someone Crying - There Was!
7. 07 - The Key to the Garden
8. 08 - The Robin Who Showed the Way
9. 09 - The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In
10. 10 - Dickon
11. 11 - The Nest of the Missel Thrush
12. 12 - Might I Have a Bit of Earth?
13. 13 - I am Colin
14. 14 - A Young Rajah
15. 15 - Nest Building
16. 16 - I Won't! Said Mary
17. 17 - A Tantrum
18. 18 - Tha' Munnot Waste No Time
19. 19 - It Has Come
20. 20 - I Shall Live Forever - and Ever - and Ever!
21. 21 - Ben Weatherstaff
22. 22 - When the Sun Went Down
23. 23 - Magic
24. 24 - Let Them Laugh
25. 25 - The Curtain
26. 26 - It's Mother!
27. 27 - In the Garden

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One of the most delightful and enduring classics of children's literature, The Secret Garden by Victorian author Frances Hodgson Burnett has remained a firm favorite with children the world over ever since it made its first appearance. Initially published as a serial story in 1910 in The American Magazine, it was brought out in novel form in 1911. The plot centers round Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her parents in a cholera epidemic. However, her memories of her parents are not pleasant, as they were a selfish, neglectful and pleasure-seeking couple. Mary is given to the care of her uncle Archibald Craven, whom she has never met. She travels to his home, Misselthwaite Manor located in the gloomy Yorkshire, a vast change from the sunny and warm climate she was used to. When she arrives, she is a rude, stubborn and given to stormy temper tantrums. However, her nature undergoes a gradual transformation when she learns of the tragedies that have befallen her strict and disciplinarian uncle whom she earlier feared and despised. Once when he's away from home, Mary discovers a charming walled garden which is always kept locked. The mystery deepens when she hears sounds of sobbing from somewhere within her uncle's vast mansion. The kindly servants ignore her queries or pretend they haven't heard, spiking Mary's curiosity. The Secret Garden appeals to both young and old alike. It has wonderful elements of mystery, spirituality, charming characters and an authentic rendering of childhood emotions and experiences. Commonsense, truth and kindness, compassion and a belief in the essential goodness of human beings lie at the heart of this unforgettable story. It is the best known of Frances Hodgson Burnett's works, though most of us have definitely heard of, if not read, her other novel Little Lord Fauntleroy. The book has been adapted extensively on stage, film and television and translated into all the world's major languages. In 1991, a Japanese anime version was launched for television in Japan. It remains a popular and beloved story of a child's journey into maturity, and a must-read for every child, parent, teacher and anyone who would enjoy this fascinating glimpse of childhood.



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Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this classic children’s tale. Really enjoyed the narrators voice and authentic Yorkshire accent.


- ronier

she reading this book so slow

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I love the secret garden.My daughter beg me to read it again and again.


- 22,2018

I love this book its awesome I fall asleep every time I lisin to this story


- Yorkshire

I love yorkshire!


- amazing

the best book and her voice makes it amazing


- amazing

this is the best book ever i atched and read t for times but this is perfect her voice ugh so lovely it goes perfect

james millward

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a beautiful and very human tale, nicely read and narrated

don't like this accent.


- this book

I don't like audio books otherwise it is really good


- The secret garden

Having seen the movie as a kid and having never read the book, I loved seeing it here. I enjoyed it so much and many thanks to the narrator. I am not from an English speaking country myself and it took a little while for me to get used to the narrator’s accent, but after that it was very easy to understand. I listened to her every evening before bed and it was a great way to relax after a busy day. I hope to find more books read by her at loyalbooks.


Maybe a little too heavy with the Eastern mysticism, but a good children's book if explained about such things. I can see how a child could be completely captivated. Good reader with the exception of a few mispronunciations.


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Amazing Book very good read and perfect for me !!

good book,good narration


- The Secret Garden

This is a great book, great to read and listen to


- The Secret Garden

The narrator is perfect for this lovely story!


- The Secret Garden

The narrator is perfect for this lovely story!


- The Secret Garden review

Narrator made this so worth listening to! Quite perfectly read!


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good job i really like this book thanks to you i would never would of found this book

Constant Reader

- Lovely, Magical Book

A lovely and magical book with very good narration.


- Love it!

One of my favorite classics and now it's free as both audiobook and ebook.


- The secret garden

I can't really understand the Yorkshire. But the rest is perfect

Geoffrey Yuan

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This book is a very wonderful story and it tells you about how a girl starts out lonely but makes friends

student from cres

- awesome!!

this book has a very good narration!!!!!


- Wonderful narration and Lovely accent

Beautifully narrated.Especially the emotions shown in voice.

Sibby Huber

I love this book.

Asher lathrom

- school asignment

Amazing!!! I will read this book again and when I have children I will read it to them and they will love it like I do! I highly recommend you read this book and happy new year!! -Asher

Asher lathrom

- school asignment

amazing!! I love this book and I will read it again!! when I have children I will read it to them and they will love it like I do! I highly recommend you read it!

James Goat

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One of the best books ever xD my two 12 year old sisters loved this book so much


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Wonderful book and lovely narration--thank you!


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Excellent job of narration and a wonderful book. I never want them to end. Thank you so much. :0)


- Slow going

i love this book, this book is a wonderful, amazing, and odd book in a way. I think this book is a very slow going book though. I like that though, because then you have to keep reading. If anyone would ask me i would really recommend this book.


- The Secret Garden

Thanks To My Mom For Telling Me About This Amazing Book!!!


- lovely



- pretty good

I wish I could be that robin in the book and it makes me feel hungry

John Augustine

Very fine narrative, lyrical text. An absolute delight!


- Lovely!

Very enjoyable! I read this when I was younger and it was so refreshing to have a narrator who had an accent similar to what I imagine how they would really speak. Highly recommend!


- Wonderful

Really good, I really liked how you tried to speak Yorkshire. :)


- amazing

This book is wonderful Ashley Jayne has a perfect accent for this book I think it goes very well with this story.


- The Secret Garden

A wonderful story read by a wonderfully animated reader!!!


- Wonderful!

I waited until I was 59 to read this book and loved it! I agree that the narrator was a great match for this story.


- the secret garden

Funny slang and accent, and interesting book.


- The Secret Garden

What a wonderful story for both child and adult. The reader has a British accent (I guess that is, anyway) and she is a perfect match for this story. Perhaps she picked this as one she knew she could shine in? She definitely did.


I am listening to this book with my two sons. They enjoy it immensely and always ask for one more chapter. I am selfishly having them listen with me as I am reading it for a book/discussion club. It's fun to have a "native" narrator with an accent like the setting in the book. Thank you for providing this for us.


I think it's a very good book to read.

The narrator talks fast.


- Narrator

What a lovely voice with great expression! She is as charming as this book.

Kelsey Sanders

This book is so amazing

Marissa pennock

Hello.. to me this book is very good at chapter 11.. I like Dickon... He's cool... but Mary is getting very happy... i like the both of them.. Martha is very good to her.. she is very awesome!


- Love!!!

Love the story and the narrator!


- Wow

Me love love love! I like the story!

- Amazing

Great story!!!!!!


- I agree

Yes a great story, great website :):)


- great

This is a great story!