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.
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Growing up in England, surrounded by amazing literature, I was devastated when my eyesight made reading difficult. Audible is truly a gift.
This book was not time well spent. It could have had a much more satisfying middle and ending. V.C. Andrews seemed to lose her train of thought and began taking the reader from one direction to another, culminating it a troubling ending...
I would have either given Kathy rich, satisfying vengeance or made peace and given the characters a happy ending.
My favorite scene was when Kathy and Chris found out that it was their mother who was trying to kill them with the poisoned donuts.
Well-spent? Hmm....I'm sure I'd be a better person if I had read something more "wholesome" ha ha.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anything that V.C. Andrews wrote her self.
I have not. Although she does a great job.
This book made me cry several times. It tears your heart out. You feel their pain.
Again I would love it, if they continued to convert her older books to Audible format.
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.
Kathy of course but they are all well established.
Yes in Flowers in the attic.
The final revenge was worth waiting for.
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!!!!!
revenge, greed, sadness...
Cathy of course....its her story....but all the characters are noteworthy...
I like them all...and sometimes hate them all too...
This is a strange question... Considering the book, it is hard to choose....
I wish Audible had the rest of this series...I think many people should hear this story, and count there blessings everyday...
I read the book several years ago, but I love the fact that I can experience it again and refresh my memory through Audible. Whoever thought of "Audible" is a genius in my book.
That it's dark and sinister.
This is the first time that I have listened to this Author. Good Job!!
No. Everyday that I drive home in traffic (42 miles one way), listening to the book makes the drive in traffic not seem so long.
Upon to recent release of a Flowers in the Attic remake, my interest was again sparked in the Dollanganger series, which I had read many, many years ago as a teenager. This book, second in the Flowers in the Attic series, spans the 15 years after the children escape from that dreaded attic, but connects the tale with vivid imagery and shocking plot twists. The narrator's soothing, almost sultry, voice and tone suit the story that serves as the voice for Catherine Dollanganger/ Foxworth/ Sheffield, told from her perspective. However, there are many odd breaks and strange pauses in the recording, allowing the listener to break their concentration and question subtext before starting back up again. This is due to an older recording and a poor recording at that. However, this is still one great listen!
Not my favorite but not my least favorite either
Not if they're as sad as this one.
Paul because he seems to be the most sincere character.
This is a very well written story with complex situations and dynamic characters. However, the sad parts of the story significantly overwhelm the happy moments. So much so that, if you're like me and get wrapped up in novels, you may feel emotionally drained by the time you get to the end. I just finished this book today and thinking back on it as I write this review, all that comes to mind is how heartbreaking the majority of this story was. Unlike its prequil Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind does not have a hopeful ending which is unfortunate since there is so much turmoil and woe for multiple characters in the body, it would have been nice if it could have at least ended on a high note.But if you're the type that can objectively read a book without feeling everything the characters feel than you'll probably really like this book.
One of my favorites!
Yes, Flowers in the Attic. She was an excellent narrator in both books. She was very convincing in her portrayal of the characters.
What a story! So many psycho-sexual overtones. Freud would have loved it! Strong characters, good story. Poor kids. Poor adults. Very cleverly written. Glad I gave it a listen. It made me stop and think about how revenge can be so scornful and never lead to anything good.
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