"Thank you Silksoundbooks for bringing out this wonderful audiobook. The Secret Garden has always been one of my favourite stories and Virginia McKenna reads it with real feeling and understanding."
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he celebrated English actress Virginia McKenna OBE reads this
delightful unabridged audiobook of one of Frances Hodgson Burnett's
most popular novels. The Secret Garden has been adapted for film,
stage and television, but it is hard to beat this wonderful audio book reading of
the original story.
What the Narnia books did for wardrobes, The Secret Garden did for the
walled garden. Few readers can fail to share with Mary Lennox that
inexplicable thrill of anticipation at the notion of an enclosed and
secret world, bursting with potential life and beauty but remaining
hidden from view.
When she finds the key to the secret garden, Mary embarks on a journey
of self-discovery and enables other characters in the novel to open
doors and windows into their own lives, bringing vitality and vigour
back to the inhabitants of Misselthwaite Manor. The author’s interest in
Theosophy is perhaps reflected in the journey of the crippled Colin,
who believes he can heal himself through positive thinking. And, as the
roses return to the garden, so they bloom in Mary’s cheeks - as she
discovers an ancient and timeless magic that every gardener will
recognise and understand.
Running Time: 7hrs 59mins