The Secret Garden (version 2)

Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1523 reviews)

Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and finds herself in a house full of secrets and mysteries.

(6 hr 57 min)


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Martha 25:06 Read by Karen Savage
The Cry In The Corridor 10:23 Read by Karen Savage
There Was Some One Crying--There Was! 10:55 Read by Karen Savage
The Key To The Garden 10:27 Read by Karen Savage
The Robin Who Showed The Way 13:44 Read by Karen Savage
The Strangest House Any One Ever Lived In 16:19 Read by Karen Savage
Dickon 19:54 Read by Karen Savage
The Nest Of The Missel Thrush 12:43 Read by Karen Savage
Might I Have A Bit Of Earth? 13:23 Read by Karen Savage
I Am Colin 20:58 Read by Karen Savage
A Young Rajah 18:43 Read by Karen Savage
Nest Building 19:32 Read by Karen Savage
I Won't! Said Mary 11:31 Read by Karen Savage
A Tantrum 12:19 Read by Karen Savage
Tha' Munnot Waste No Time 11:14 Read by Karen Savage
It Has Come! 17:22 Read by Karen Savage
I Shall Live Forever--And Ever--And Ever! 13:49 Read by Karen Savage
Ben Weatherstaff 19:06 Read by Karen Savage
When The Sun Went Down 9:42 Read by Karen Savage
Magic 21:44 Read by Karen Savage
Let Them Laugh 20:15 Read by Karen Savage
The Curtain 12:11 Read by Karen Savage
It's Mother 17:23 Read by Karen Savage
In The Garden, Part 1 13:25 Read by Karen Savage
In The Garden, Part 2 15:10 Read by Karen Savage



(5 stars)

This is such a wonderful story. I remember it from when I was a child mostly for the sense of magic and wonder it imparts. As an adult, I recognize that it is a beautiful, enjoyable story that quite powerfully illustrates the law of attraction, yet written long before that name was coined. Karen Savage does a better job than I could've even imagined narrating this story. Her beautiful, gentle English accented voice is absolutely perfect for lending voice to Mary and all the characters. I love to hear the "broad Yorkshire"! I never knew quite how those passages were supposed to sound, being American. A truly wonderful rendition of a story full of magic and wonder and hope. Thank you!

Loved it!

(5 stars)

I tried to read this book out loud back then as a bed story to my cat, but i didn't finish a chapter because i didn't understand it. english is not my first language and i wasn't as good as i am now. when i first heard Karen's voice, i fell in love at instance and decided to read it again while listening to hers. i love her reading, her accent, her yorkshire's, and her singing. it was so soothing yet so powerful and cheerful in other ocassions. i love how fast she talks too, it saved me a big time. i'm not really into audiobook, but Karen is my favorite story teller! i hope she'll keep reading for us tho

(5 stars)

What an absolutely beautiful book. A rare gem that breaks the "good vs evil" mold, and instead gives insight into human behaviors and emotion. You fall in love with all of the characters, as they learn to bask in the magic of being alive and heal through nature. The story comes alive due to Karen Savage's spectacular grasp on Yorkshire and English accents. She really brings life to the characters, and makes you feel like they are right there talking. A must read.

A Story of Inspiration

(5 stars)

This novel was originally published in 1911 and was intended for children. I read at about age 9 or 10. However, after listening to it today, I found that it is deeply layered with meanings that only adults understand. This is particularly true in the chapter entitled, "In the Garden." Karen Savage is a skilled and splendid British-American narrator, doing great justice to the author of the same heritage. She even dares to tackle a (modern) Yorkshire dialect, albeit if she truly spoke with one - particularly of the late 19th century, most listeners would not be able to understand her.

A triumph!

(5 stars)

My youngest 3 kids all read this and each in turn came to me with questions regarding the pronunciation of Yorkshire words. I did my best, but Yorkshire is a long way off from California...I decided to listen for myself and Ms Savage was brilliant! Wonderful story, I nearly broke down at the end, performed by a great talent - A positive triumph!

Love it!

(5 stars)

I love how it was read as I can exactly imagine the faces of the characters and the setting. I can also picture out the exact garden in my mind and how magical it bloomed into a beautiful garden in the story. I wanted to listen to it again.

(5 stars)

Thanks so much to Karen for reading this beautiful story. You really made it come alive for me. and thanks for all the other books that you read as well. My siblings and I love listening to them. it was great and I hope you keep reading for LibriVox.

The Secret Garden - Version 2

(5 stars)

Karen Savage is a beautiful reader!! The Secret Garden has always been a favorite of mine and I've reread it many times. The voice in my head does little justice to the book. I loved this version and will revisit it again soon.