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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,051 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: K. L. Going Narrator: Allyson Ryan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9780739359600
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Without Mom, there are no more bedtime stories, no more answers carried on the wind, and no more magic gardens. Evie doesn’t believe in magic now. After all, if magic were real, her mom would still be alive.

But when Evie moves to Beaumont, New York, where her father has bought a withered apple orchard that the townspeople whisper is cursed, she learns about a lost girl, receives a mysterious seed, and meets a boy who claims to be dead.

Before long, Evie finds herself in the middle of a fairy tale. And this one is real. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 payasa213 | 2/1/2014

    " The Garden of Eve is a great book. It's by the author K.L.Going. Eve doesn't believe in magic since her mother died of cancer when she was 8 years old. Her mother would always tell her stories, but now she's gone and Eve doesn't have anybody to tell her stories anymore.3 years later her father wants to leave Michigan and live in Beaumont,New York.There is supposingly a curse in this town that nothing ther gorws. And Eve's father likes to make things grow so he goes there to procve that there is no curse. She is elevan now and she doesn't want to go but she has to.When they get there she passes by the cemetary and somebody has died. She sees a little boy in the crowd and she waves to him he looked very pale. She got mad at her dad for a while because her father didn't tell her anything about their being a cemetary being right by the house she was moving in. She later finds out that a little boy age 10 named Alex died a few days ago. It's the little boy she had seen in the crowd. He tries to talk to her and when he does he tells her that he's the little boy that's died and she doesn't believe it. On her birthday Maggie an old lady that was the sister of the owner who sold the house gives her a wrapped box for her birthday. Maggie doesn't know what's in the box because the owner of the house, her brother before he died he told her to give Eve the box. And it's starange because Eve never met Rodney, Maggie's brother. She opens it and it's a seed....When she goes and plants it in the ground with Alex, a magical tree starts growing and only her and Alex can see it. Unless you believe.After that she'll never forget the adventure to the Garden of Eve. This book was good. The author was very good in explaining the story. This book was to entertain us also to make us believe in things yoiu would'nt really believe in. I like this book because it was esay to understand and you could see and relate to the story.I'd give this a 4 out of 5 stars. this book I'd prbably would recommend to teens and younger children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie 706 | 1/30/2014

    " This is my favorite book EVA i love it so much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Thomas | 1/21/2014

    " yes. a children's book. in an attempt to encourage my cousin to read (he is ten years old and tells me that he does not really like action, adventure, pirates, spaceships, rockets, aliens, ghosts, goblins, zombies or wizards and witches) and to enjoy and explore a boundless imagination, i am reading this as the audiobook while delivering pizzas. it is fairly well written and definitely hits the target age range from what i can tell, between 10 and 16 or so. it is a ghost story, and even though robbie claims he does not like ghost stories, he finished fifty pages of the 200 today alone. it took the poor kid three weeks to finish reading the first spiderwick book before this. so i hope my enthusiasm is going to jumpstart his ten year old brain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mexico | 1/18/2014

    " Once it lures you in,you can't ever get out.Unless you have an apple,and the seed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 1/13/2014

    " This book almost had me in tears. It was a beatufully written book. I must've used superglue when I started to read this book. I wouldn't let go of it till I finished. A must read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/13/2014

    " Beautifully written and poignant Midddle Grade novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryn | 1/2/2014

    " 2.5 stars. It was OK, but some parts were really weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laela | 12/29/2013

    " This book was so lovely, sweet, and sad. I cried for Eve and the lose of her mother. I creied for Eve and her lack of relationship with her father. It was so moving, but I'm not sure what child reads this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia Nicole | 12/22/2013

    " Reading this as a child it was a great book. I haven't read it in a while but I'm sure it's as great as it used to be. A very lovely book with a mystery whether this boy Evie meets is a ghost or a real boy. They find the magical garden of Eve together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 11/22/2013

    " This book was sooooooooo good! I read it in 2 days. The book is mysterious as the ending is so suprising! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 11/17/2013

    " A sweet boook about grief and loss and the impossible desire to make everything go back to the way it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 6/27/2013

    " Good book for 10- 13 year olds - coming of age - dealing with death of a loved one - supernatural/mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maribeth Graham | 6/21/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book. It had magical qualities and plenty of symbolism. Good book for children dealing with a loss of a parent. It gives them the promise of eternity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2011 | 6/17/2013

    " I really like this book so read it if you buy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missjuliet | 6/13/2013

    " Overall this novel was tragic from the beginning to the end, and depressing. But I believe the message of this novel is that all the choices and decisions made in life make a difference whether its a little or a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 1/5/2013

    " It was a neat way to look at grief and how to find comfort in those that are still here. Definitely for younger YA readers but a fun fairytale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leara Wright | 11/28/2012

    " it was god "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malia | 1/2/2012

    " It was a very good book, but at the same time kind of sad because her Evie's mom dies Adam's brother dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumnlynn | 11/26/2011

    " Scary But beautiful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beckett | 9/11/2011

    " Not bad. I would have liked to have known the characters better. The Alex/Adam twist was nice. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rodney Ross | 5/1/2011

    " started well, but drug in the middle, got bored quit reading it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/3/2011

    " I loved this book. So much suspense!!! Good read!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 3/3/2011

    " Good book for 10- 13 year olds - coming of age - dealing with death of a loved one - supernatural/mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kip | 2/8/2011

    " Such a beautiful and magical book! Eve is an intriguing, likable heroine, and plot twists keep the reader guessing what's going to happen. I also love how her father is the skeptical sort (unlike her dead mom) but that he suspends disbelief to follow Evie when she needs him most. Nice! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rodney | 1/15/2011

    " started well, but drug in the middle, got bored quit reading it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanora | 12/12/2010

    " AMAZING! K.L. Going id awesome and if you send her an email she will right a personal response back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/1/2010

    " A touching book about a girl who moves with her father to an old apple orchard after the death of her mother. It is a story full of magic and horror that makes you keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malia | 11/18/2010

    " It was a very good book, but at the same time kind of sad because her Evie's mom dies Adam's brother dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 11/11/2010

    " I love this boook, it tells a great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2011 | 11/10/2010

    " I really like this book so read it if you buy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 9/26/2010

    " This is my favorite book EVA i love it so much "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 9/26/2010

    " Some of the plot concepts were intriguing at the outset, but by halfway through they mostly seemed contrived and sentimental. Also, I listened to this on audio book, and was tremendously distracted by the cutesy little kid voices the author insisted on using for the main characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *natal!e* | 9/25/2010

    " sorry,i did my last comment on the wrong book.but Evey and Adam go through quite some adventures during their time together "

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About the Author

K.L. Going is the award-winning author of books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World was a Michael Printz Honor Book, listed with YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults and their Best Books for the Past Decade. Her books have been Scholastic Book Club choices, Junior Library Guild selections, New York Public Library Best Books, and winners of state book awards. Her work has been published in Korea, Italy, Japan, Germany, and the UK, and Fat Kid Rules the World is now a major motion picture. She began her career working at one of the oldest literary agencies in New York City. She used this inner knowledge of publishing to write Writing and Selling the Young Adult Novel, a how-to book for aspiring writers, published by Writer’s Digest. She has also written short stories for several anthologies and currently has multiple picture books under contract. She lives in Glen Spey, New York where she both writes and runs a business critiquing manuscripts. She is also an adoring mom. 

About the Narrator

Allyson Ryan is a voice actress who can be heard in commercials, promos, animation, and audiobooks. She received an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of Kaya McLaren’s On the Divinity of Second Chances. She also has extensive experience on stage and television and has appeared as “Mom” in several television commercials. Advertising Age nominated her for a Bobby Award in the best actress category for her work as the Duracell mom.