When I first read this book (like most people) I was in the 8th grade and it was a very powerful influence in my life. I learned how to use my sexuality to my advantage. So when I saw the book on audio I thought I would give it a try. The narrator did a fine job, but what I found that what I thought was so good in the 8th grade, just seemed a little silly now that I am an adult woman. It still affected me the same way as far as the storyline but what I now couldn't now comprehend is how Corrine could do what she did, but once again it is a story of fiction. I did like the fact that I could now google V.C. Andrews and find out how she got the idea for her series. Unfortunatly they didn't finish the series on audio!!!! So here I go to the thrift stores to find If There Be Thorns book.
It was a pleasant walk down memory lane with the Dollengangers.
This book was an ordeal to get through. Very disturbing. I must admit I listened to the entire book and when it ended so WRONG (from my perspective) I was very sorry I invested all that time. Maybe you have to be 13 to enjoy it. I really don't know.
Because I saw the movie years ago, but was not allowed to read the book. My mother felt it was not appropriate for my age at that time. I decided to grab this as my BOGO and it was fantastic.
It's almost a more twisted Cinderella story.
She was amazing vocally. If I didn't know, I would think there were multiple readers. She really helped to get me in the mindset of each character.
Yes. But it would be a spoiler. I will just say that having four children of my own, there were parts that moved me and several parts that were just incomprehensible.
Worth the read. But the second book was a bit of a disappointment.
I thought it was some ghost story like "Turn of the Screw", but I should have checked more carefully. About halfway through, I saw where the plot was going and checked with other people. Everyone who had read it said they wished they had not read it. Thinking back to it just depresses them. Unless you enjoy reading kiddy porn about incest avoid this one.
Could not believe anyone would write such a story. Thank goodness I didn't have my 12 year old daughter read it!!!!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Yes....I read this book several times in my teens...and the series...it was just as daunting this time as it was when I read it then...and even more sad...
This is not a story to like....its a chilling, and horrifying tale of how money can make people do very cruel things....even a mother...
I wish she would of had a younger voice...but I must say she was excellent in her performance...especially the 2nd half...
It made me cry a LOT! I just wanted to slap there mother...how could anyone be so cruel to there children? It is beyond reprieve to me...she deserves the worst in life...and we know in future books...she just may get it....*wink*
Such a sad book....but it will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat....and it is well worth a listen...just make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy....lol
I did recommend it to a coworker as I had been raving about having read the Flowers in the Attic series years ago and just purchased it as one of the BOGO deals so I could see if the audible experience would be different. She seemed interested particularly when I explained how hearing a story is very different than just reading a story and how it really brings the story alive with all the drama, humor, and emotions that is such a wonderful part of this book.
I have to say I don't think I've read any books similar to the Flowers in the Attic series other than other V.C. Andrews books! She always has the same recurrent theme which can be disturbing to some but the books are so well written and I have always enjoyed them.
I really enjoyed the way she brought all the characters to life, the nuances in her speech for each different character and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading this book many years before. I felt like I knew each character and I particularly enjoyed the way she distinguished between Carrie and Cory, since they were very young children, it was so sweet when they interacted with their older siblings. Ms. Bresnahan's voice was such a perfect match for all the different character, I know I will listen to this book again.
Yes, not only did I want to listen to the entire book in one sitting, I immediately went to audible to see about purchasing the other books in the Flowers in the Attic series and was so disappointed that they are not available. I'll put in a plug here; if audible has contact with narrators on potential projects, I would love to hear this narrator do the entire series.
I picked up the audiobook version of this book on a whim; as a young teenager, this was my go-to book for all my angsty moments. I read it so often that, listening to the audiobook, I found myself able to recite some passages by heart.
Still, the book is as cold and creepy as ever, with it's slow downward spiral and stilted language, and I loved every moment.
Insipid; vapid; atrocious dialog; unbelievable characters; vague context; no purpose or redeeming virtues; I wouldn't accept a free copy - utmost waste of time.
Yes I would recommend this audio book to a friend it's a fascinating story worth reading or listening to I was completely hooked after I heard the first chapter it's so much better then the movie, though I liked the movie also it just wasn't as detailed as the book
I appreciated all the characters, but the characters I empathized with & rooted for the most were of course Kathy, Christoper, Corey & Carey because of their tragic circumstances
This is my first audio book & the first Alyssa Bresnahan voice work I've heard, I loved the sound of her voice through out the book it was calming yet it still kept me enthralled with the story & I look forward to listening to more of her work
The entire book was moving but there is one particular part that was especially moving I don't want to give too much away for those that may not have read the book yet, but this book has no shortage of tragedy the moment I'm referring to will become clear once you read the book
I love audio books it's like having someone sit with you & read to you it's great, I look forward to discovering new books in the future.