The Secret Garden (version 4 dramatic reading)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 313 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)

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)


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


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.


(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. 😄👍😍❤️

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!

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!