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The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Susan Duerden
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Out of this dark, closed-off world and a child's innate curiosity about life and death comes one of the most transformative coming-of-age novels ever written.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Secret Garden, this edition of The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Not impressed

Didn't get past the first chapter... just found the narration to be dry, lifeless and simply unappealing. I get no joy from being so harsh towards someone else's hard work and performance, however I feel I need to be honest in my opinion. Thankfully I could return it and swap for a version with a different narrator.

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  • Malgomaj
  • 24-04-2018

Whispersync does not work

I bought this audio book for my dyslexic son to read&listen with Whispersync. The Whispersync doesn't work for this book though. I'm rather disappointed... There is nothing wrong with the recording as far as I know (the first chapter sounds just fine), but it just refuses to connect to the kindle book. Sure he could listen (only) to it, but he really needs to see and hear at the same time - that's why Whispersync is such a great thing for him... The Kindle book says I need to buy the Audible book, but since I can post this review I guess I have obviously already bought it?! (Audible bookstore also thinks I have already bought it, as does my own memory... )
There seems to be something wrong with the Whispersync technology for this specific book! Please, Amazon Classics Edition, fix it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-05-2018

An excellent book for the young and the young at heart.

The book is suitable for the young. The narration was done to perfection with the reading speed and portrayal of the characters.

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  • wendy n.
  • 18-06-2019

not Amazon's finest production

I love this story. the narrator does a wonderful job with character voices and broad Yorkshire, but most of the book is read in a sing-song , as if it were not prose but poetry.
I found it extremely distracting and annoying. I plan to return this particular version in trade for another

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  • Naomi G.
  • 17-04-2019

Cool

I love it. It's been so good.so awsome and cool 😎👏heray I love it.
Amazing

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  • Epsych
  • 30-01-2019

???

The secret garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a pretty good book except for the fact that it the audible narration suddenly only let me listen to the preview instead of the book.

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  • Babs
  • 08-10-2018

Secrets

This was one of my childhood favorite. I enjoyed listening ad the descriptions were very vivid and easy to imagine.

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  • Ron B
  • 15-11-2017

Great Characters

An easy read with good pacing. The characters were unique and engaging. Reader was outstanding.

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  • Steve S
  • 09-01-2018

Fantastic little story

This is a fantastic heartwarming story that is as suitable for adults as it is for children.

Lots of lessons for all of us to learn and reflect on.

You can tell it is an old book as it is not politically correct in parts,But neither am I so that does not bother me at all.

Highly recommended.

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  • Lo
  • 18-11-2017

A Brilliant Classic

This is a brilliant classic wonderfully narrated by Susan Duerden, which is definitely worth a credit.

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  • Jane
  • 03-02-2018

frustrating

I've seen a TV adaptation of this story and enjoyed it so I thought the book would be as good. The story could have been told in 14 chapters instead if 27. It droned on and on and I struggled to finish it. The narration was ok but being Yorkshire botn snd bred, 27 chapters of inaccurate Yorkshire dialect drove me to dospair.

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  • Harriet H.
  • 13-02-2019

whining little girl will make you crazy!! BORING!

couldn't finish, so boring, spoiled child, lonely uncle who lost his wife... I sure hope there is a happy ending.

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  • Jan Raza
  • 29-10-2017

this is simply brilliant

I absolutely love the book, the story, the performance and the accents were spot on!

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  • BettyB
  • 03-11-2017

Growing together

A delightful story for young and old, all characters are portrayed with great empathy by the author. A must read at any age.

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