In the Closed Room

Read by Linda Andrus

(4.1 stars; 82 reviews)

This is a short story about a shy, quiet little girl living in a big city. When her parents are offered the opportunity to take care of a house in the suburbs for the summer she meets another little girl in the house and they become playmates. (Introduction by Linda Andrus) (1 hr 15 min)


Part One 36:26 Read by Linda Andrus
Part Two 39:05 Read by Linda Andrus


(4 stars)

A pretty fantastic ghost story by a writer better known for more romantic or child-friendly fare. The reading is perfectly clear, although it could have been a bit more atmospheric.

the closed room

(4 stars)

Lovely story very well read would have given five stats,but ended a bit too abruptly for me.


(3 stars)

This short story is not at all what I expected. What I thought I would read was a happy little story about two girls sharing a summer together. What I got was a deep, sad and otherworldly tale, that ends with sudden and sorrowful abruptness. I'm not sure if the author intended to write it for children, but it certainly doesn't seem like a children's story to me. So any parents out there thinking of giving this to their kids to read/listen to might like to peruse it first. Many thanks to the reader for a terrific narration.

A bit unusual

(4 stars)

The reader did a good job. The story; however, was very unusual and not for children...even though it is about a child.

(3 stars)

another lovely story by f h burnett. read very well thank you. the ending was a bit sudden though

not what I thought it'd be...

(4 stars)

a good story but not at all what I was expecting.


(4.5 stars)

Judith died so much with calm, hope the same end comes to me someday

(4 stars)

Not a story for children! Enjoyed it....but slightly creepy.