A warm story whose characters are richly drawn and sympathetically engaging. There are no villains. A feel-good novel, predictable yet colored with new perspectives, endorsing hope. Worth the read.
Ever since I learned how to use and iPod, I have developed a strong for love audiobooks that keep me company around the house and yard.
I was surprised by how much I loved this audiobook. A friend of mine urged me strongly to read The Language of Flowers after I presented her with a bouquet of flowers for her birthday. I was dreading a boring encyclopedia rendition of the meaning and history of each flower and placed this far down on my will someday get to reading list. Recently, I noticed that this book was offered with my Audible membership and downloaded it in March. Today, April 9th, I finished listening after starting the recording on April 7th. The story grabbed me immediately. I was amazed and intrigued that a foster child was planting a flower garden inside of milk cartons in her room. Her homeless residence in the park impressed me deeply with this socially awkward girl’s innate desire to have a relationship with plants. I am highly introverted and have communicated intuitively through flowers ever since I was young. I was able to relate with many of Victoria’s struggles and emotional pain. This was a beautiful and moving story that compelled me to listen to every word. The author’s writing is powerful and skillful. Tara Sands is a wonderful reader. I urge every plant lover to enjoy this beautiful story.
This book has many vivid images and fragrances of beautiful flowers that I enjoyed while listening. The weather has been cold and gloomy recently and this book brightened my mood and made me excited about the approach of warmer weather.
Audiobooks enable me to get boring and routine things done around the house such as laundry and chopping vegetables.
Yes, I was eager to listen to this books continuously, but that was unrealistic.
I recommend this book highly to people that love plants.
I cannot tell you how much I loved this book. I really cannot. This story had it all...broken characters, a little bit of mystery, love, loss, laughter...and a very original plot line. I really just loved everything about it.
Without giving everything away this book is about how to people with broken pasts learn to communicate using flower, and through this shared communication learn to let go of their past and find a future.
Enjoy listening to a narration of a great book.
This book was slow to start. It helped that it was an audiobook so I was forced to move on. (Also the book was picked out for Bookclub). I also found the bouncing current time to the past confusing. It took awhile to get use to the author's style choice of time.
It would depend on the nature of the story.In this book I had a lot of problems with the authors characters. Most of the characters were unlike able. I felt the social worker was terrible and very unobservant. Probably most of the characters were unobservant and fell short on helping Victoria when she needed it.
This was a first time I have listened to,this narrator. She did a good job and was vey sensitive to the nature of the story.
What I found fascinating was that each flower has a meaning. It definitely makes you think about what is in the bouquet of flowers you might send or the flower on the front anniversary/birthday card.
I have listened to both of Vanessa's books and was pleasantly entertained by her amazing stories! This one is touching and seems so personal that even though it is fiction, it feels like Vanessa gifted the world process of herself and her personal story.
This book would not be one of the first books that I would recommend to a friend- but if they wanted an easy read that was full of predictability then this would be a good choice.
Sure... but I will hope that I will be unable to guess the plot so easily.
Like I said it was predictable... I also hated how the author painted foster care- not every home is bad, scary or abusive. There is interesting information on flowers...
This story rings true on many levels- gut-wrenching for sure and so worth the purchase. This was recommended to me by a friend and I have already recommended to others. It shows rather than tells problems we have with our existing system in a non-condemning but quite compelling way.
This was an amazing story, excellent narration, lovable characters, etc. I enjoyed listening to this book so much. I was disappointed when it ended!