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

The Secret Garden (Dramatized) Audiobook

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Read By: Barbara Rosenblat, Michael Crouch, Georgia Lee Schultz, John Jarvis, a full cast Publisher: Design Sound Productions Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2022 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook ISBN: 9798200889921

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

41

Longest Chapter Length:

09:12 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

02:39 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

29

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Publisher Description

A Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre Production and The First Noelle Productions

The Secret Garden, one of the most popular children’s stories of all time, comes to life in this magical audio theatre presentation featuring Golden Voice Barbara Rosenblat (from the original 1991 Tony Award–winning Broadway show) as Mrs. Medlock, Golden Voice Michael Crouch as Colin, ATC Seneca Award Nominee for Best Actress Georgia Lee Schultz as Mary Lennox, and John Jarvis as Ben Weatherstaff. Engaging sound effects and music enhance this full-cast dramatization.

Frances Hodgson Burnett introduces us to Mary Lennox, a spoiled and headstrong young girl sent to live with her uncle Archibald Craven at Misselthwaite Manor after her parents die from a cholera outbreak in India. At first, Mary is as sour and rude as ever. She dislikes her new home, the people living in it, and, most of all, the bleak moor on which it sits.

However, Mary soon discovers an abandoned secret garden behind the gate in the manor. Slowly her ill health and attitude change when she meets Dickon, a local boy who has a way with animals, and sickly Colin. Together they transform the garden and become close friends, transforming each other in the process.

The Secret Garden explores themes of rejuvenation, isolation, happiness, what it truly means to be weak or strong, and what truly makes a home.

The Secret Garden was a finalist for three ATC Seneca Awards:

BEST LEADING ACTRESS — Georgia Lee Schultz for her role as Mary Lennox 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS — Barbara Rosenblat for her role as Mrs. Medlock

and

BEST COVER ART — Larissa Ezell for cover design and illustration

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“Barbara Rosenblat…and a full cast deliver an enchanting interpretation of Burnett’s beloved children’s story…with animated comments and apt characterizations…Engaging and well-placed sound effects—birdsong, pounding rain, footsteps on gravel—augment the production and create a full-bodied sense of place. This audiobook is a treasure and is sure to captivate listeners of all ages.”

— AudioFile magazine 

Quotes

  • “It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.”

    — New York Times
  • “Even the most cynical reader would be hard pressed to remain unmoved by The Secret Garden. There is an old-fashioned tenderness and joy to it; the sense that magic happens if you are observant and quiet and know it will.”

    — Sophie Dahl, Sunday Times (London) bestselling author

Awards

  • Finalist for the ATC Seneca Award for Best Cover Art
  • Finalist for the ATC Seneca Award for Best Leading Actress
  • Finalist for the ATC Seneca Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Winner of the Hear Now Palooza Silver Medal

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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.

About the Narrators

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.

Michael Crouch is an actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

Michael Crouch is an actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

Michael Crouch is an actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

Louis Gossett, Jr. (1936–2024) was one of the most respected African American actors in film, television, stage, and audio voice-over history with a distinct voice that carried quiet authority. He won the triple awards of an Emmy for Roots, an Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman, and a Golden Globe for The Josephine Baker Story. As an impassioned activist, he firmly believed in giving back to the community and donated his performance royalties from the Twelve Years a Slave audiobook to his nonprofit organization, the Erascism Foundation, which focuses on planting the seeds of social tolerance with children and eliminating the stigma of racism.