I never read the book but I saw the movie many, many years ago. It was almost a new story for me because it has been so long.
Even though I knew the final outcome, I listened to almost the entire book non-stop to hear what would happen next.
I was unwilling to stop listening because I wanted the children's pain to be over. By not listening, it was like I was prolonging their imprisonment.
It is a very disturbing story that I hope has no basis in reality.
Yes I would, and probably will at some point. I read this series 20 years ago, and it was just as good this time. Such a great auther that passed away too soon.
I am an avid reader, and I've never read anything that would compare to this book, it was defitely an original.
Probably Cathy as she is the one telling the story for all of them.
No, I wanted to make it last. I listen while doing house cleaning, so it makes it more enjoyable lol.
I'm a stay-at-home mom and I like to listen to books while I clean.
'Flowers in the Attic' is timeless. Skilled writing manages to make morbid content eerily fascinating. I was engrossed listening to this book. It is dark and at times thoroughly disturbing, but not without hope. Everyone moment, Andrews draws you further in, making you even more attached to each child. Your emotions will be raked and clawed at, and then your heart suddenly warmed.
Be ready for roller coaster of chilling excitement.
This entire series is a 'MUST exerpience' whether you pick up a hard copy or listen to this audio book.
Bresnahan is an EXCELLENT READER, one of my favorites on audible. She gives each character a unique voice and reads with personality. She commands your attention and draws you into the novel's world. She becomes Cathy.
This story is sad, but hopeful. Pushes the reader outside their comfort zone with social taboo's. Great story.
I definitely cried in parts.
I must admit that in the beginning of the book I was a bit put off by what I considered to be stilted dialogue. The language used by the characters seemed better suited to the late 19th century than to people living in the 1950's.
But about a quarter of the way through I got completely hooked on the story line and could not stop listening. I see now why so many have this title on their list of favorites. I was completely drawn into this world and couldn't wait to hear what happened next. A very rich, satisfying potboiler of a plot with characters I grew to care about - kept me up with headphones on into the night. Well worth the credits!
Perhaps there was a reason this was a bestseller in its time, but the language, style and content are so incredibly dated that it was painful to listen to.
Gary S. Arkell
the horror aspects were interesting. But I also thought it was too much like a romance story sometimes. I remember when this book first came out and everybody was passing it around. I did not get a chance to read it. and for some reason my girlfriend told me I would not understand it. I understand it now. Human beings were not meant to grown up in an attic.
the ending was to open ended. But it was good.
Yes the narration was very good.
I really do not know. But I am surprised no one has tried to make this into a movie yet.
fascinating - suspenseful - sad
this book brought tears to my eyes
I was just finally happy to get the book on audio and then the Petals afterwards help complete the story.
I am a Christian wife & mother who works for an atty. I love mysteries - old and new! I'm glad I found Audible so I can listen to my books!
I really enjoyed the audio version because I can listen while I am working. The book is also phenomenal, and it was not disappointing while listening to it!
I don't want to give anything away, but when you find out what unspeakable horrors the mother subjected her own children to was bone chilling.
She did amazing! I love it when a performer can change the voices (though the twins' voices were a little annoying, but it didn't take away anything), it makes the book come so alive!
It was, but I would only let myself listen to it while I was working on things I didn't have to concentrate on so that it would last! I didn't want it to end. I wish they Audible would put the sequels on here!
Only that you will not be disappointed with V.C. Andrews and Alyssa Bresnahan in this read - or rather "listen". I only wish, as I mentioned above, that Audible would record the sequels to Flowers In The Attic!
This is classic V.C. Andrews! Her character development is like none other and the narration brings this twisted tale to life.