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The Secret Garden

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Narrated By: Ashleigh Jane

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2012

Duration: 7 hours 17 minutes


When Mary Lennox, who has been brought up in India in a spoiled manner, is orphaned she has to move to Yorkshire, England, to live with her uncle in Misselthwaite Manor. Here she is treated much differently than she was in India - she is able to make friends with children her own age, one of these being her sickly cousin, Colin Craven.


  • Sandra Bernight

    I love the book. The narrator has a great voice. I still do not like the interruption between chapters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • k a r l m

    A nice book, very queer book. Though I am a boy I still like A Little Princess by Francis Hogson Bernet.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Jennifer Ferguson

    Enjoyable listen. The narration of so many free books is very bad. They miss any variation in tone and emotion. This one is better than most, odd at times that it sounds like she is reading it at a cafe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Evelyn P.

    I read this book as a child and I have always remembered it. I love the story! The narrator was not good though, a great pity!

  • Christine G.

    I enjoyed this book immensely, and the narrator did a fine job!

  • Anonymous

    really good choice on the narrator

  • Ruth P

    My 9-year-old granddaughter and I listened to this recording together, and loved it. We liked the chapter divisions because we could stop and talk about what was going on, and decide whether to go on or not. We chose this narrator over several others, and think she did a fine job. I had tried to read the book aloud myself but the Yorkshire accent was very difficult. The audio was a big relief!

  • Krista D

    I very much enjoyed this book! The narrator did a good job. Only a few times you could hear background noises. Overall great story and great reader!

  • Rachel Oliver

    I love the book and loved the narrator too, that is saying something with the free books as often the narration is very average.

  • Heather O\'Leary

    I so enjoyed listening this book. The narrator is sweet and has a way with the dialect. I also liked that the chapter interruptions were shorter than usual. Much nicer to hear.

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