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Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger Audiobook

Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger

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Picking up where Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth leaves off, Kristin Masterwood and her boyfriend up the ante - by going into her attic to re-enact scenes described in Christopher Dollanganger's journal.

Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge - the discovery of Christopher's diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, the first new Dollanganger stories in nearly 30 years is a timely look at the events in the attic - from teenage Christopher's point of view.

Christopher Dollanganger was 14 when he and his younger siblings - Cathy and the twins, Cory and Carrie - were locked away in the attic of Foxworth Hall, prisoners of their mother's greedy inheritance scheme. For three long years he kept hope alive for the sake of the others. But the shocking truth about how their ordeal affected him was always kept hidden - until now.

Seventeen-year-old Kristin Masterwood is thrilled when her father's construction company is hired to inspect the Foxworth property for a prospective buyer. The once grand Southern mansion still sparks legends and half-truths about the four innocent Dollanganger children, even all these decades later. Foxworth holds a special fascination for Kristin, who was too young when her mother died to learn much about her distant blood tie to the notorious family.

Accompanying her dad to the "forbidden territory", they find a leather-bound book, its yellowed pages filled with the neat script of Christopher Dollanganger himself. Her father grows increasingly uneasy about her reading it, but as she devours the teen's story page by page, his shattering account of temptation, heartache, courage, and betrayal overtakes Kristin's every thought. And soon her obsession with the doomed boy crosses a dangerous line....

©2015 Vanda General Partnership. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon and Schuster

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    Simone 12-30-15
    Simone 12-30-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Stupefyingly Bad"

    A particularly humorous reviewer gave this book “negative infinity stars” and I must agree!!!!

    I don’t know what’s more amazing: just how BAD the story was, or the fact that I read it on purpose knowing it was probably not going to be good… still… I underestimated to what level of bad a story could sink.

    Book 1 essentially sucked, but what kept me going and tempted me to read Book 2 was the idea that there would be another side to the original story and there is!!... but it seems I’ll have to slog through Book 3 to read it.

    This story was so preposterous!!! Basically, a girl stumbles upon Chris’ diary and she and her boyfriend decide to not only read it together but re-enact it! WHY!!!!! They run up to the attic together in secret and set up furniture and costumes and read aloud… Dear Lord, it’s so stupid.

    Not only this that idea laughable, but the fervour the boyfriend has for the re-enactment is not only totally absurd and insane – it’s restraining order worthy! He gets SO into it that he even has a wig custom made to make him look/feel more like Chris while reading…. I don’t know about you, but if I stumbled up that I’d run for the hills; that’s sicko behaviour!

    It’s so stupefyingly bad, I don’t care to waste more time knocking it down.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    The Scrappy Witch 01-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "V.C. Andrews is rolling over in her grave."
    What disappointed you about Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger?

    I’m so scared for our lives. We have to get out of here NOW before we die! Let me just take some time to write 50 pages in my diary before we go.This was the most long winded boring book I’ve ever read. If you removed all the unnecessary parts of this book and its prequel, it might make one, slightly interesting book. Most of this book is filler as the main teenage Protagonist Kristen, analyzes over and over again, how reading Christopher’s Diary effects every single part of her life. Her father is worried about her reading it because he doesn’t want it to uncover any of their family secrets, as she is a distant relative of the Foxworths. Since there is no real conflict in this book, her father’s concern, has to be mentioned at least 10 times per chapter, as does Kristen’s paranoia that one of her friends is going to find out about the diary. Besides that, the diary has no real impact on Kristen’s life and the plot is forced and ridiculous.As Kristen and her boyfriend Kane read the diary, I kept waiting for some new mysteries about what happened to the Dollanganger children to be revealed. I was disappointed as Christopher’s Diary is a complete retelling of Flowers in the Attic. It offer’s absolutely NOTHING new. Christopher’s sexual feelings for his sister, are explored since this book is from his point of view. But since his feelings for Cathy are clearly obvious in Flowers in the Attic, this book offers NOTHING new about their relationship.Also, during their last days in the attic, as Chris and Cathy were planning their escape, it is highly unlikely that Chris would have time to write page after page in a diary he was planning to leave behind.


    Would you ever listen to anything by V.C. Andrews again?

    If V.C. Andrews was REALLY the one who wrote it, yes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Rebekkah Ross and Kirby Heyborne ’s performances?

    The voice acting was great.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    ANGERThe last scene of the book is so ridiculous, and it makes the plots of all the Flower’s Sequels impossible, as a character whose death impacts every character in the original Dollanganger series, suddenly never really died.


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    Kevin McCarthy 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow another great story."

    I hope we get to hear his story and maybe finally a reunion. Pretty please

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    rianna 08-17-16
    rianna 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing."

    I expected much more. Just a hear say retelling of FITA, but from Christopher's POV. With a ridiculous twist at the end. Lame😕 Time for the Ghost Writer to pack it up.

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    Elonda SHAWNEE, OK, United States 10-07-15
    Elonda SHAWNEE, OK, United States 10-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic! !"

    I always wondered if there was more to the Flowers In The Attic series. It was well worth my money and time!!!

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    Amazon Customer 08-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "wow!"

    totally blew my mind! I never invisioned the way the book ended! great read for vc andrews fans.

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    CRoberts Washington DC 06-17-15
    CRoberts Washington DC 06-17-15 Member Since 2016

    CRoberts

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    "Excellent follow up"

    I really enjoyed the history from Christopher's perspective!!!!! I couldn't stop listening to find out what was next!

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    Terri United States 06-15-15
    Terri United States 06-15-15
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    "Great read in the tradition of VC Andrews..."

    This is book 2 in the series of Christopher's Diary. Relating to Flower's in the Attic. before the kids escaped Foxworth Hall all those years ago, Christopher kept a diary while they were held prisoners in the attic. More than 50 years goes by when a distant relative finds the diary and reads it.

    This is a really good story from Christopher Dollanganger's Point of View. While most PoV books are dull, this book has a decent plot and I found it to actually be exciting! I fell in love with V.C. Andrews writing style over 30 years ago and I still love the writing style! I love the stories. I still keep re-reading all the series books too! I can't wait until ALL V. C. Andrews books are in audio book format!

    The author, V. C. Andrews did a fantastic job capturing my interest and keeping it throughout the book. The co-narrators, Rebekkah Ross & Kirby Heyborne are really good too! I didn't find a negative thing in the entire book to say! Great read and well worth the money , as always, it's a V.C. Andrews specialty! 5 stars baby!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    debbie 06-13-15
    debbie 06-13-15
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    "very good book wish there we're more"

    this was a very interested book to listen too hope to read more from vc.Andrews just wish they we're cheaper to buy or trade

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    jana 02-15-15
    jana 02-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it "

    gripping and didn't expect that ending, loved it, kept you interested all the way through.

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