The Secret Garden

Narrated by:
Glenda Jackson

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2020
3 hours 2 minutes
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.

After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent to live in the remote Yorkshire countryside with her rarely seen uncle. With no one to play with, she resents the landscape and the gloomy house. But then she discovers a key, which unlocks the hidden door to a secret garden…

Academy Award Winner Glenda Jackson captures the magic of the story that has been adored by adults and children alike for generations.
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Sue B.

I love the book - but I abhor abridged books! In my mind, it's disrespectful of both the author and the readers / listeners. Why do it???

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Renewing acquaintances with this wonderful timeless classic, thoroughly enjoyed it, 50 years on.

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Camilla R.

Originally this is an excellent version. Glenda Jackson is a SUPERB narrator, managing to do true Yorkshire accents and all the characters voices. That being said, beware when they say "abridged", because not only it indicates that the original audiobook narrated by Glenda Jackson is an abridged version of the book, but also that this audio file in is missing parts of the original audiobook - so you kind of get a double abridgement.

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This was the perfect book to brighten anyones spirit. The narration and additional audio sounds was perfect for the storyline.

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Very good dramatization, but not the best sounds quality

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