Loved this radio theater version! Listened to it while driving and didn't want to get out of the car. So well done and stuck to the book, which sadly, the movie versions don't do. My nephew was riveted by it as well.
While I am thrilled with the quality of this Radio Theatre production, I am quite disappointed in the mp3 download. I was expecting individual chapter tracks but instead there is only one track for the entire book. This means I cannot burn it onto a disc in the regular CDA format which will prevent us from listening to it in the car. Additionally, it will be difficult to find our place if (when) the controls are bumped on a mp3 player.
I grew up with my mom reading this story to me, so it goes without saying that I love this book! Lovely music and voices bring this Secret Garden to life - old and young will love this faithful version.
Frances Hodgson Burnett also wrote the "Little Princess" which was turned into a BBC TV Drama back in the 1980s with the actor Nigel Havers. I would LOVE to see - hear FOTF's Radio Theatre make a version of the Little Princess.
I bought this for my 7 year old granddaughter, and decided to preview it before giving it to her. The story was easy to follow, the diction was excellent, and it made 2 hours of a road trip fly by. My husband enjoyed it also. Great way to introduce young children to literary classics.