The Secret Garden (version 2)

Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1114 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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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


The Secret Garden

(5 stars)

I almost didn't get this book, as it has been one of my favorites from childhood, and I have read it many times, but this reader made it come alive, and I enjoyed it greatly. Being American, I always read it "in Ameriican," but the English accent added so much to the story.

Wow! Just wow!

(5 stars)

Karen Savage made this book spring to life just as Dickon's Magic made The Garden come alive. Being English, I was certain I was listening to a native born lass and was stunned to Google her and discover that she's a Texan: of all things. Her grasp of accent and inflection is remarkable. I'm 48 and felt like a little boy listening to a mother telling a magical tale straight from the land o' the fairies! Too bad the Librivox app doesn't permit a 6 star rating because I believe she'd have a raft of them. I feel envious of any children she may have: my own mother never once reading me a story. Wondering if this was a one-off I've begun listening to Anne of Green Gables and am delighted to hear a perfect East Canadian accent. She has a sweet and beautiful singing voice as well! I cannot recommend her highly enough!! Really a sweet and innocent telling of a great children's classic: truly timeless in the retelling. Thanks Karen!


(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!

great little read

(5 stars)

I am usually a fan of mystery and horror books but absolutely LOVED this magical children's tale. It was listed under "Mystery" so I gave it a try not knowing what it was about. The writing and the reader had me hooked from the get go. I was absolutely engrossed. Awesome! Great characters. I didn't like the little girl at first but fell in love with her as she falls in love with the garden. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

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.

(5 stars)

Kate Savage is brilliant at bringing the beloved story to life!!! Her details for each character is GENIUS! Especially Dickon!!! Love his vocal mannerisms. Mary's change from start to finish is incredible in the writing as well as performance by Ms. Savage. Such a treat to hear this read soooo beautifully! Thank you!

(5 stars)

The reader of the wonderful wonderful story that is supposed to be for children but in reality it's for all of us did a tremendous amount job in acting each of the parts she must have loved the story and she certainly will make anyone who listens to it love it too

Awesome recording!!!!

(5 stars)

This recording was AWESOME!!!! I don't personally love the book but the recording was great. I had to read this book for school, I wasn't very excited about it, and my teacher said that we could listen to it and this recording made it much easier and enjoyable!!!!! Great job Karen Savage!!!