I found the main character unrealistic and unlikable. Her actions just did not make sense other than that she was selfish and made poor decisions. I could tell what was going to happen next. The flower theme became tiresome and empty. Very overrated sappy chick book.
That is all by John Hodgeman
She is a great reader, expressive, clear. I would listen to something she read again.
The flower thing had some promise and the author does write nice prose, I just could not stand the overly romantic, overly emotional story line. I could not figure out why the supporting characters seemed to like the main character who gave them little to latch on to.
Yes! I work with kids, so it was interesting to hear Victoria's responses to situations.
It ran the gamut of emotions, laughter, sadness, empathy, tears.
This is the first time I had a book skip chapters. Each time at the beginning of listening, the book skipped 1-2 chapters. Also, the chapter numbers(auditorially) did not match those listed, which made it hard to get back.
I actually had both the audio and print version of the book and switched on and off depending on the situation. The audio was great...when I switched to print I would hear the audio voices in my head! My only complaint with the audio is that it was slow. I could read the book much faster.
I'm not sure. It's quite a unique story. I think if you liked The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, you'd like this book. They're the same type of read.
No, but learning about the meaning of each flower variety was really interesting. I haven't looked at flowers the same since.
The author made of a rather common topic a very enjoyable reading experience.
The reunion of Elizabeth and Victoria after many years of absence from each other's life.
Not a particular one.
Cry at times, but for the most part, wonder over the possibilities of events such as those described may occur.
The book is not a master-piece, but in keeping with today's writing trends, I think this is better than many. I wished the narrator had more dynamic and more interest in better reding, though I could tolerate her, at times< monotone style.
The author's story line of the magic the main charater brings to others through her use of flowers. Very inspiring. Least? The character's painful lives and poor choices dominate the pages. They cannot get past their past, a bit depressing.
Too much time spent on the total naivete of the characters and their poor decisions.
flat, monotone, mumbly Perfect for the for dark characters in the book.
no. couldn't bear to see how painful the future might be
Loved the idea of the flower language. Narrator's performance perfectly depicted the characters personalities.
Just your average bookworm.. love reading books physically, but with work and school, audiobooks are a great alternative. I host a book club, and I few of us are avid listeners. I listen while I clean, drive, and workout. Great hobby!
Definitely. Great narrator. Matched the characters well.
White Oleander... troubled girl in foster-home-hell.
I really hated the main character a lot of the book, and my heart cried out for the child.
I admit there were a few plot points that left me wondering. But the characters were entrancing. They lingered in my mind for days, really got under my skin. The reader was perfect as well. Well worth one's time.
I really enjoyed this book and was sad for it to be over. I really loved how the story went between the past and present. It was a really quick listen and I didn't want to put it down. I also loved hearing about how the flowers were used to express emotions so descriptively. Being descriptive with words and emotions is so important and she was able to show that with each flower and what they specifically meant. It was a great listen and I'd recommend it to anyone!
I would! recommend it. I liked how it talked about the different meanings of flowers and how these different characters used them in giving messages to others.. Watching a homeless girl go through so much hurt and pain and then turn her life around.
That everyone needs to be loved and accepted.
When she left the group home but before leaving left each girl a specific flower to send them a message of what she thought of them.
yes, had a hard time turning it off.