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Petals on the Wind | [V. C. Andrews]

Petals on the Wind

After several terrifying years of captivity, the three surviving Dollanganger children have found a way to escape their prison, but they have been scarred forever. Petals on the Wind follows these children into adulthood. Although they find success and fame, they are led deeper into the curse that still haunts their family. As the three struggle to lead normal lives, revenge draws them back to the one who turned the key in the lock so long ago.
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Publisher's Summary

V. C. Andrews gained national fame with Flowers in the Attic, the chilling tale of four young children locked away by their ruthless grandmother. Now, with over 38 million copies of her sensational thrillers in print, V. C. Andrews continues to be a household name even after her death.

After several terrifying years of captivity, the three surviving Dollanganger children have found a way to escape their prison, but they have been scarred forever. Petals on the Wind follows these children into adulthood. Although they find success and fame, they are led deeper into the curse that still haunts their family. As the three struggle to lead normal lives, revenge draws them back to the one who turned the key in the lock so long ago. While the tension grows to a fever pitch, Petals on the Wind moves toward a searing conclusion.

©1980 The Vanda General Partnership (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Alicia Virginia 02-02-14
    Alicia Virginia 02-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "So Bad it's Good?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well-spent? Hmm....I'm sure I'd be a better person if I had read something more "wholesome" ha ha.


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

    I'd love to hear the rest of the series if they got the same narrator. And My Sweet Audrina, which is the craziest, most f***ed up of all her books.


    What does Alyssa Bresnahan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her narration is what made this audible book great. Cause the book itself is pretty bad. But somehow she made the melodrama and flowery purple prose deliciously entertaining.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nah.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot believe my friends and I read all of these books in junior high. Our mothers obviously had no idea what they were about!

    I enjoyed this book like I enjoy eating a whole bag of Doritos. It was good in the moment, but afterwards left me feeling ashamed and a little nauseated.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Rochester, New York, United States 05-20-13
    Amazon Customer Rochester, New York, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome revenge"
    What made the experience of listening to Petals on the Wind the most enjoyable?

    Audible format takes these books and makes them more enjoyable. Books don't have tones or attitudes in them like a book being read. You feel a real connect to the situation they are living. You get a better understanding of how and why they do the things they do. You can feel how their relationships really are.


    What other book might you compare Petals on the Wind to and why?

    Anything that V.C. Andrews wrote her self.


    Have you listened to any of Alyssa Bresnahan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not. Although she does a great job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cry several times. It tears your heart out. You feel their pain.


    Any additional comments?

    Again I would love it, if they continued to convert her older books to Audible format.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-19-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2015

    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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    "Still breaks my heart..."
    If you could sum up Petals on the Wind in three words, what would they be?

    revenge, greed, sadness...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cathy of course....its her story....but all the characters are noteworthy...


    Which character – as performed by Alyssa Bresnahan – was your favorite?

    I like them all...and sometimes hate them all too...


    If you could take any character from Petals on the Wind out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    This is a strange question... Considering the book, it is hard to choose....


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Audible had the rest of this series...I think many people should hear this story, and count there blessings everyday...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Breto 10-07-14
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    "AMAZING"

    This book follows flowers in the attic and it is without a doubt the best of the 3 I listen to. All through these books I noticed that incest was made to look " normal" IT IS NOT! as traumatized as these characters were they should have NEVER allow this to happen. NO EXCUSES!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    wendy livermore, CA, United States 11-30-12
    wendy livermore, CA, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2007
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    "loved it, I wish audible had the 3rd book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I didn't want it to end. I wish Audible had the third book. "If There Be Thorns. "
    Read book one first and book two will be more engaging. Love the narrator too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kathy of course but they are all well established.


    Have you listened to any of Alyssa Bresnahan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes in Flowers in the attic.


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

    The final revenge was worth waiting for.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shelli Kercher Michigan 08-23-15
    Shelli Kercher Michigan 08-23-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Love original VC Andrews!"

    this is my favorite book in the series! I had this on cassette tape and was thrilled to find it here on audible!

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    Mary 05-25-15
    Mary 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "could not put it down."

    wow great. I read it when it first came out and it is still great.

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    Ann Westmoreland 05-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    Every bit good as flowers in the attic, going to read if there be thorns next, I can't stop listening to them!

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    Amazon Customer Modesto, CA, United States 05-16-15
    Amazon Customer Modesto, CA, United States 05-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "loved it"

    Great story, just wish the voices of the characters in the story were more unique to each one instead of all sounding alike.

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    Amazon Customer Maine 05-02-15
    Amazon Customer Maine 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "have loved these books for most of my life"

    well read and keeps me in to the story can not stop listening must listen

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