Enthralling Tragic Heartwrenching
I would compare Flowers In The Attic to A Child Called It. Both books are about children being neglected and abused and how they survived and over came.
I could have definitely listened to this book all day. I didn't want to put it down.
Read the book.
Nothing compares to this horrific story! Not even the sequels.
Alyssa Bresnahan's attempt to speak like a child really destroys the flow of the story.
The flowers are actually children
The writing is a little annoying at times but that's what makes this book this book.
Narration was great!
I have not read another book like this one.
When they found out the truth about the grandfather and why the mother was continuing to hide them.
I did. Read this as a teen, I mean. The paperback that sits on my bookshelves still ,all these years later. The whole series perched lovingly third row down. They are classics to me. Pages worn, corners folded over. Maybe a stain or 2 from as many times as I was lost in V.C Andrew's words. She helped establish my love of books and great writing. So that made me a little concerned to listen to the audio. We all know that even the best of books - can go down with bad narration. I hesitated . Would my classic dark suspense treasure be ruined if read aloud to me?
My worries went out the door within 5 minutes of Allyssa Bresnahan's well spoken voice and because of her I fell in love with the book again. Even though I knew the story well; there were so many times I felt it the first time hearing it. Every character different, 'The Grandmother' alive. Bravo to your performance Ms. Bresnahan,, I felt every word, saw it all play out before me. I learned to love this book all over again in a completely different way 35 years later. Thanx for that. Put it on your list . It will not disappoint.
I devour books like a trash compactor.
You want revenge
Yes for most of the novel. There were a few spots where I thought it was kind of slow, but overall that just added to the suspense.
She really made the characters feel the emotion.
Yes, but its a spoiler and so I shouldn't write it here.
VC Andrews is one of my new favs and I went on and bought the second book in the series.
This book is narrated well. I would only buy it if you read the book and liked it. It is a bit trashy and most fans of VC Andrews will be the first to admit her books are trashy and smutty on a PG-13 level.
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.