THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio. This standalone audiobook app combines a professional audio recording with supplemental features for download-once, grab-and-go anywhere enjoyment.
Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. There she meets a hearty housekeeper and her spirited brother, a dour gardener, a cheerful robin, and her willful, hysterical, and sickly cousin, Master Colin. With the help of the robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden, coming to life anew, brings health to Colin; and to Mary, happiness.
This was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Earphones®-winning narrator Johanna Ward.
“For anyone who has ever felt afraid to live and love, The Secret Garden’s portrayal of reawakening spirits will thrill and rejuvenate.” (Amazon.com)
DURATION: About 8.5 hours of narration.
NOTE: The contents of the book and materials are suitable for anyone 3 years and older. The app is rated 12+ following the Store guidelines, as social links are available and sharing is allowed.
“It will rapt most children away….a blend of power, beauty, vivid interest and honest goodness.” (New York Times Book Review)
- Modern player interface
- Supplemental background information
- Sleep timer