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The Secret Garden

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Narrated by: Indira Varma
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Penguin presents the unabridged audiobook edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't know.'

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.

Public Domain (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Perfect

Wonderfully narrated at just the right pace, she nails every voice and accent so that you can be carried away to the place and time and become immersed in the beauty of the story. This book is a classic celebration of nature and love and the power of belief. A must listen for children and adults. You’ll want to listen again and again.

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So lovely

I’ve read this a few times since I was in primary school. I thoroughly enjoyed my latest go around. I listened while I was working in my garden, & the narrator (Indira Varma) does an excellent job- particularly with the accents (which other narrators really struggle with). The story is unique & it’s a classic for a reason. The writing is very good. I was transported to Yorkshire to a pocket in time, & learned about the people, the dialect, & the culture. I loved reading about nature, but also the nature of people. It has depth without being heavy. I wasn’t really a fan of all the talk of magic towards the end of the book, though. If it weren’t for that, I’d’ve given it 5 stars.

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Classic!

We loved listening to this classic story with grandchildren. Great narration and well worth revisiting this from childhood.

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Words fail

Delightful rendition of this exquisite story that magically resonates through me bringing tears, chuckles and aliveness.

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this is so cool

It was amazingly emotional. The voice performance was sensational… We were in tears by the end

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Magical

This is a beautiful story containing layers of meaning. Indira Varma is a brilliant narrator! She brought this wonderful story to life!

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Excellent

A classic! Loved it. A wonderful children's tale that will keep the adults entertained. Very well read

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Beautiful classic

What a wonderful story to listen to! Such an absolute joy that I didn't want it to end. And a perfect clear narrator for this beautiful classic.

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Utterly delightful!

Utterly delightful! A lovely story, beautifully narrated. I enjoyed every minute of this audio book.

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I really like this book it is so so good I recommend this book to everyone.

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