The Secret Garden (version 4 dramatic reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 210 reviews)

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to her characters. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast
Narrator/Martha: Elizabeth Klett
Mary Lennox: Arielle Lipshaw
Mrs. Lennox: Caprisha Page
Colonel McGrew/Dr. Craven: Tyler Harms
Basil/Mrs. Sowerby: Victoria Martin
Mrs. Crawford: Availle
Officer's Wife: Pamela Krantz
Archibald Craven: Alex Lau
Mrs. Medlock: Grace Garrett
Station Master: Martin Geeson
Ben Weatherstaff: Andy Minter
Dickon: Charlotte Duckett
Colin Craven: Amanda Friday
Nurse: Kara Shallenberg
Mr. Roach: John Trevithick
Lilias Craven: Eden Rea-Hedrick

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett (7 hr 37 min)

Chapters

There Is No One Left 12:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Mistress Mary Quite Contrary 15:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Across the Moor 8:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Martha 30:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Cry in the Corridor 12:33 Read by Elizabeth Klett
There Was Someone Crying - There Was! 12:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Key to the Garden 11:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Robin Who Showed the Way 14:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Strangest House Anyone Ever Lived In 16:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Dickon 20:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Nest of the Missel Thrush 13:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Might I Have a Bit of Earth? 15:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
I Am Colin 23:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Young Rajah 20:23 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Nest Building 20:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
I Won't, Said Mary 12:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
A Tantrum 13:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Tha' Munnot Waste No Time 12:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
It Has Come! 19:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
I Shall Live Forever - And Ever - And Ever! 15:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Ben Weatherstaff 19:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
When the Sun Went Down 10:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Magic 24:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Let Them Laugh 20:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Curtain 12:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
It's Mother! 17:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
In the Garden 30:55 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

A Great Listen!

(5 stars)

Have never read this book and this is the first time I've listened to a "dramatic reading". wow!! It brings the story alive & some of the readers/actors are great at their parts. Will try to listen to more stories like this.

excellent reading of a classic tale

(5 stars)

a wonderful cast of readers doing a fantastic job. a classic tale that i have watched in movie form. the book starts a little different from the movie but i enjoy it. and while the movie hits at early love among the three children, the book sticks to childish happiness and horseplay. a book many boys may not have interest in unless they love nature.

I've read this lovely book . Have you?

(4.5 stars)

So many narrow escapes . Awesome! it's nice to have one person for every character Elizabeth .

(3.5 stars)

Great dramatic recording but the character of Martha is read with a Scottish accent instead of Yorkshire!

amazing

(5 stars)

I am truly in raptures this story is so enchanting and I must say the voices where amazing I could understand all the of them. 😄👍😍❤️

Pitch prefect

(5 stars)

It's no secret that The Secret Garden is a magical book, and this was an eminently enjoyable rendition. Perfectly cast!

the secret garden

(5 stars)

I have never heard this story before. I really enjoyed it! Loved the reading and especially the end :)

Great version

(5 stars)

The readers all did an excellent job, I was very impressed!