The Secret Garden (Abridged) Audiobook, by Frances Hodgson Burnett Play Audiobook Sample

The Secret Garden (Abridged) Audiobook

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Read By: Helena Bonham Carter Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2008 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781598877144

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

4

Longest Chapter Length:

46:20 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

38:57 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

42:28 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

27

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Publisher Description

The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.  

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"This book was quite very sad I thought. When I first read this book after two threes chapter. She is such. Spoiled child but this book got sad because the girl ends up being a orphan and goes on a different journey in her life. This book is very dark and is a very classic. Book."

— Sara (4 out of 5 stars)

The Secret Garden Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.44444444444444 out of 54.44444444444444 out of 54.44444444444444 out of 54.44444444444444 out of 54.44444444444444 out of 5 (4.44)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Lovelly book to read when the spring is just about to start. Made me feel like going to my garden, plant, and watch things grow... "

    — Babar, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this book when I was young and still reread it every few years. "

    — Sylvia, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Classic book. Loved it. Would love to read it again! "

    — Desiree, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really thought this was pretty good, through the first half at least. Eventually, it became clear that no story was going to take place, and my interest trailed off. "

    — Mario, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " When I read the secret garden I was in 4th grade but I remember how beautiful it had been written. I loved the curiosity of the little girl and magic of the garden. "

    — Dana, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Timeless classic. I enjoyed Burnett's writing style. "

    — Miriam, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An OK book. I really enjoyed A Little Princess (same author), but felt this book was a bit simpler. Very old fashioned. "

    — Akila, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not my favorite Burnett, but still lovely. "

    — Christine, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very favorite childhood book. "

    — Nancy, 10/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Finally read this. Glad I did! "

    — Aimee, 9/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Secret garden doesn't have the best start to it but it steadily gets better as it goes on. A fantastic tale about a little girl who moves to a new place and discovers new adventures and friends. "

    — Kareena, 9/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book. Can't wait until spring. Very uplifting. "

    — Bighair7, 8/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I heard this on the radio when I was in about 2nd grade, a chapter a day. Loved it. Have read it several times since then, and reread it now. Such a wonderful book, and the writing is great. "

    — Tara, 8/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Mom read this to my sister and I when I was small, 5? I remember maybe two details of the book. I loved lying in the enormous bed with my 'chothers and hearing the story. "

    — Aaron, 6/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I adored this book as a young girl and I have re-visited the secret gardens many times since then. This is novel is tied to my childhood, and so it is a steadfast favourite. "

    — Rebecca, 2/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A lovely short classic written about a boy and girl who were spoilt, rude children who slowly became likeable and joyful with the help of another little boy and the discovery of the Secret Garden. It's a sweet story with the odd funny moment and a happy ending. "

    — Vicky, 1/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was also one of my favorite movies. I use to watch this movie and loved it when I was younger. This book is also a book that I would read to the upper grades to teach visualization or a book to read to end the day. "

    — Stacey, 12/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Classic book with a great ending. A fast read for an adult, would be great to read with your kids. "

    — Cathy, 11/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the garden the most "

    — Madonna, 11/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a very sweet children's book. A lovely light read. "

    — Gabriela, 6/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Re-read this book because my daughter is reading it. Without a doubt--my favorite book! "

    — Aileen, 3/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is one of the books I read while growing up that changed my life. I've read it several times since, and every time I do, it opens a new door. It makes my heart sing. It's timeless, a joy to read over and over. It has so much wisdom sprinkled over nearly every page. "

    — Barbara, 1/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Definitely a classic! This one would have made a wonderful read aloud in my children's homeschooling days. Written in such a way as to be enjoyed by young and old alike. "

    — Deborah, 11/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this book it is always one of my childhood favourite books. "

    — Hayley, 8/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " a must read for all children "

    — Simon, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A childhood favorite, I love the imagery and language. Ahhhh! "

    — Mshodes, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book. Rereading it on my iPad to bring back the memories. :) "

    — Amy, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Hay, nh? nhàng, tuy c?u trúc truy?n không logic l?m và hoi nhàn nh?t, nhung bù l?i không khí thiên nhiên, d?ng quê trong truy?n thì tuy?t v?i. Ð?c xong ch? u?c có d?a b?n nhu Dickon. "

    — Gathienology, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my first forays into reading a classic novel. I first read it in primary school and it was full of magic for me. "

    — Larissa, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I've read this about 6 times. So should you. "

    — Dawn, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " One of my favorite books (that wasn't about animals) when I was growing up. "

    — Leigh, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this to Paul and Lila, and we loved it. I don't think I've ever read it before. I didn't realize how much it is about the power of positive thinking. "

    — Melissa, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I cannot count how many copies of this book I have bought. It is the perfect gift for a ten year old having a birthday. It brings back wonderful memories of a teacher reading to the class. Thank you Mrs. Jackson. "

    — Liz, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really like the book but if I were rating the musical (which is amazing!), I'd give it 5 stars. It's one of my top 3 musicals. "

    — Synthia, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It was as beautiful as I remember. A perfect read-aloud: we got to that magical point when no one, not even Mom who has a million things to do, wants to put it down. "

    — Micah, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " One of those old books that when you start... you have to finish. What I recommend is: Watch the movie. Seriously. It might be different but it still gives the main point(s). Bleh... "

    — fifi, 5/16/2011

About Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865, she established a popular reputation with the publication of That Lass o’ Lowrie’s in 1877. She is best known for such novels as Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.