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.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
The plot, the setting, the whole story.
Yes. The storyline is too good to look away.
This was the first book I listened to by her and I loved it. She did an excellent job!
This was the first series I read as a teenager that really had depth to it. I read it 5 times between age 15 and 18 but haven't read it since. Since Lifetime is doing a remake of the movie I decided to get the audiobook. I forgot how much I LOVE this story!!!! And at age 35 there's so much more that I'm getting from this book than when I was 15 to 18 years old.
I read this book over twenty years ago. When I saw that Lifetime is having a movie following this book in January I thought I better read it again. So i chose to get it on Audio and listen to it. Keep in mind this book was written in the seventies. It was a nice change after reading The Hunger Games, Divergent, Shatter Me etc. It takes me back to the ground of writting! This story line is quiet the story for the seventies and must have turned some heads and reviews back in the day. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I couldn't believe how much of it I have forgotten. Recommended book.
I wouldn't say the plot keeps you on the edge of you seat, but you are drawn to want to keep going in the aspect that you want to know what happens to these kids and you are overwhelmed wondering how the adults could do the things they have done. It's a page turner!
mid range, not the best but i did enjoy it in a strange way
So many parts moved me. I dont want to spoil it for others by describing them.
The book was very memorable.The story and mood stayed with me for a good while. I felt sad and solemn during the reading, but felt compelled to keep listening. As a mother It hurt my heart. After finishing the book I had a lot of questions. some things just didnt add up to me.
This is one of the first books I ever read at 13 years old (I dont think it is appropriate for a 13 year old though . . . maybe 15 and older would be better) . . . I have loved V.C. Andrews ever since and was very upset when she passed on . . . I know they still write under her name but the newer books are not as good as the older ones . . . I hope Audible.com gets more of her books on Audio . . . I hope they finish this series and also get the series Heaven . . . Please Please Please . . . Story is dark and great . . . narrator did a good job. Recommend this book for all V.C. Andrews fans!
Please get the last two books in this series and also bring Heaven to Audiobooks!
I have read all her older books at least five times in thirty years. I now have listened to the Audible version at least twice. To here the story being told versus reading it allows you to truly connect with the characters and the stories.
When their mother came back and acted like they were in the wrong for wanting a normal life and that she thought they were selfish. But there are many other parts I love just as much.
Cathy of course, as this is her story.
I wish they would convert all her older books into an audible format for a reasonable price. Her older books are so good. While I enjoyed a few of the books published after her death, they simply can't accomplish what she did.
This is pretty high! And I've listened to The Help, Twilight Series, Emily Giffin, Sookie series, Shopaholic series, Plum series, and stand alone stories.
I remembered the movie, but was a child when it came out. There were parts not surprising, but I listened for clarification.
Great narrator. I've listened to other narrations.
I knew enough about the story, but I became a little obsessed with what happens now. So I will be getting the next installment. I also had a better understanding as to why the grandmother was so harsh. I almost felt sympathy for her, almost.
This was a great book. It has become a classic in its own way. And it made me want to watch the movie again.
JMM in CA
Not my cup of tea... don't know why, but it just didn't grab me, so I only listened for about an hour.
Do not like the narrator for this book, this is a wonderful series she could have picked a better story teller