I love the narrator and it is exactly what I remembered but it isn't quite as mysterious and impressive as it was when I was a teen.
Yes, beautifully cryptic story.
Just GET it you wont regret your purchase.
There is a film in the works for this book in addition to the first.
Dear Audible, could you please add the other 3 books to the series on your site. Its hard to go back to paper back when you are used to listening.
With some caveats, I would recommend this book. I wasn't sure I could keep listening at first because the narration was so oddly dramatic and strangely sophisticated for lack of a better way to describe it, and it grated on me, but as the strength of the story took over the irritation of the narration vanished and seemed somehow to fit the storyline. Another thing that bothered me was that the children in the story never talked like real children would, but I even got to the place where I could overlook that, again because of the compelling storyline.
Odd, disturbing and somewhat haunting, the story was strong enough to keep my rapt attention.
Probably not - at least I'd have to have a good listen first to see if she always narrates with the same tone of voice as she did in this book.
Due to the ending...there must be another book to come.
As I kept reading this book I hoped it would get better. I didn't enjoy the reader, I thought her a bit dull and too old sounding. The story itself is depressing. It does have a couple of twists and turns but for the most part I just found it disturbing and depressingly sad.
Something a bit more adventuresome and lighter.
Not really. It is sort of one of those books you keep asking yourself why you are listening to it.
the narration was HORRIBLE. there was some sort of echo in the background that i found VERY distracting. i hope that this issue gets resolved
A book from my childhood I revisited.
Messed up even by today's standards. Kept me intrigued the entire time.
Controversial, but (oh so) good!
Hmm... Well, (SPOILERS FOR THIS PART) I really liked the Grandmother oddly enough. She was just so sharp and witty, but at the same time, I immensely sympathised with Cathy and Chris in this situation. I must say that I hated the mother from the start and knew there was something weird about them. That being said, my favourite character is... Cory, the little boy. I thought he was a whiny little brat from the start, but I grew to love and care for him, which is what I look for in a book. (When he complained that his bones hurt shortly before he died, I was on the verge of tears).
Definitely the emotion. I read rather monotonously, but Alyssa made the story perfect! Now I'm listening to Petals on the Wind, the sequel to Flowers in the Attic
I was shocked by the whole story while they were in the attic, and I almost cried toward the end when Cory began to grow sick. I spent the whole book wanting so badly for both the mother and grandmother to be killed; not locked up as Carrie suggests, but completely killed.
I was a little shocked by the incest, but again, it's something that goes on around us every day, and also I guess it's not so bizarre when you think about the ages of the children and being locked up. (The incest in book 2 seems worse, and Chris sounds desperate for sex, he is 18 then).
It's the first book I recall reading that has ever been "banned." This was my first time reading it, and I really enjoyed it. The narrator was perfect for the story, and V. C. Andrews did a fantastic job writing it. I certainly look forward to reading her other novels (both hers and the ones that were ghost-written). I'm listening to Petals on the Wind now, and it's just as pleasing, in both story and in performance from the narrator. No complaints, and no regrets.
You got more involved with the characters then you would if you just read the book.
The Child Called It. The only comparsion is the child abuse, but that is stretching it.
All the kids, and truly the mother and the grandmother. Don't get me wrong I didn't like what they were doing but the way she read it was fantastic.
Please, please get the rest of this series on audible book. I enjoyed listening to the first two and I would love to be able to listen to the others.
I saw this movie many years ago, so when I saw the book it was a no-brainer to purchase. The book, as is normally the case, was so much more enjoyable than the movie. I was surprised at just how true to the book the movie was though.
The story itself will make you angry at times but shows the power of a child's love and trust toward a parent.
The narrator was good, I didn't like her imitation of the small child voice but other than that I found the narration to be good, the story entertaining and overall it was a good book.
I would recommend if you are looking for something different on a long drive.
There needs to be a great big trigger warning at the beginning of all of VC Andrews books. Child abuse, rape, incest, domestic violence, pedophelia, greed, revenge....that's what they're all about. Most of the characters are completely unlikeable.
That said, this series is a guilty pleasure of mine and the narrator does a great job with some seriously deranged material.