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Garden of Shadows Audiobook

Garden of Shadows [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

The curse of Foxworth Hall has fascinated millions of readers, and Garden of Shadows is where it all begins. Long before four innocent children were locked away in an attic by their cruel grandmother, the seeds of obsession were sown in their proud family. Whether you are familiar with Flowers in the Attic or not, the genesis of the evil that unfolds in V.C. Andrews' best-selling prequel is shocking, compelling, and completely irresistible.

©1987 Vanda Productions, Ltd. (P)1996 Recorded Books

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    Ebony 01-26-15
    Ebony 01-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Where it ALL began!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, YES!!!!! Dare I say I loved this book just as much (if not more) than the 1st book?? I truely enjoyed every bit of this book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of the grand parties thrown at Foxworth Hall. It all sounded so elegant. Oh, to be a fly on the wall..................


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's hard to pick one. There was so much revealed


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the hurt that Olivia felt. When we first met her in the original story she was a hardened witch to everyone. But to see her so fragile and meek in the beginning of this story almost make you feel sorry for her. You can almost, "almost" understand her anger and resentment towards the kids and everyone else. it's as if she had to harden herself to keep from letting her emotions/feelings control her


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the story had more detail. I was dissapointed everytime the narrator uttered "a few years later.." or "by the next summer....". Compared to the other books, it seemed that it went by so fast. I was able to finish the book in two days

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    megan richmond 04-11-16
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    "Amazing!"

    I loved hearing the grandmothers origin story. It really put into perspective her treatment of the children in Flowers.

    Corrine's upbringing led directly to her greed and selfishness she displayed in Flowers.

    And it's interesting to know the real reason why the grandfather was not allowed to know about the children.

    The narrator was fantastic and kept my interest! Her voice was exactly how the grandmothers would be in my head.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-18-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-18-16 Member Since 2016

    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!!!!!

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    "IT ALL CAME TOGETHER FOR ME!!! GREAT LISTEN!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Garden of Shadows the most enjoyable?

    It was all very enjoyable, even if it hurt my heart and angered me!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Answers!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The beginning, meeting Olivia...she had such hope...she was NOT always cruel!


    If you could rename Garden of Shadows, what would you call it?

    would not rename it...its a classic in the VC Andrews library...


    Any additional comments?

    Now I understand why Olivia was so cruel, and hard....Malcolm made her that way 100%! He is the devil in all of this...he assaulted his own new bride, and then did the same thing to his fathers widow....he never loved Olivia, she was basically an employee and there to breed with...he treated his own children cruelly....was selfish with them, and barely a father to them....I know what Corrine and Christopher did was wrong...but there have been studies conducted, and blood attracts blood, they have seen this happen with half siblings many, many times...maybe if there house wouldn't have been the ultimate house of lies from the get go, things may have went differently...but again ALL MALCOLM!!!

    I loved this book...it really answered some questions for me!!! If you are a fan of this series, I recommend you pick this one up now!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bluebonnet 07-04-16
    Bluebonnet 07-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Compelling!"

    I discovered this prequel after listening to Flowers in the Attic. Now onto the third one. I am enjoying the intrigue and love the great storytelling!

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    K.Wright 01-06-16
    K.Wright 01-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story Great performance!!"

    I enjoyed listening to how it all begin. Now know the WHOLE story there is more clear sight to the method of all the Madness to follow!

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    Aunt DD 01-05-16
    Aunt DD 01-05-16
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    "Where it all began."

    As I come to the end of the book I have a better understanding of the pain and hardness the mother endured which forced her to become who she became. I will never look at the movie the same. I cant wait to read all installments of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma Peden 07-29-15
    Norma Peden 07-29-15
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    "I Can't Believe I Had Not Read This Book Before"

    Now I know the how and why of why the evil grandmother was who she was. She had every reason to be the way that she was because of the evil Malcolm Neal Foxworth. Excellent read!!!!

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    Sabrina 05-23-15
    Sabrina 05-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "awesome"

    I loved it. I thought it was very good. I didn't know there was a book before flowers in the attic.

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    debbie bradley Mobile, AL, United States 02-03-15
    debbie bradley Mobile, AL, United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    I thought it was great. I really liked the narrator and would look for more books she uses part of.

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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 01-18-15
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 01-18-15 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "I WAS HAPPY AUDIBLE GET THIS BOOK AVAILABLE!"
    What did you love best about Garden of Shadows?

    I LIKE THE WAY CHARACTERS INTERACTED WITH EACH OTHER. THIS BOOK GAVE YOU A VIEW OFWHY THE GRANDMOTHER IN "FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC" BEHAVED THE WAY SHE DID.


    What other book might you compare Garden of Shadows to and why?

    ALL THE VC ANDREWS BOOKS IN THE FLOWER IN THE ATTIC SERIES REMIND ME OF EACH OTHER AS THEY INVOLVE THE SAME CHARACTERS. THIS ONE CENTERED ON THE GRANDMOTHER, OLIVIA AND HER LIFE.


    Which character – as performed by Sally Darling – was your favorite?

    OLIVIA WAS MY FAVORITE.


    If you could take any character from Garden of Shadows out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE OUT JOHN AMOS. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE WAS THINKING.


    Any additional comments?

    I READ THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS ABLE TO PHYSICALLY READ. NOW I CAN READ IT ANYTIME I WANT ON AUDIO! I LOVE THE BOOK.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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