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Ruby: The Landry Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Fans of Flowers in the Attic will relish this first book in V.C. Andrews’ haunting Landry Series.

Moving from the shadowy Louisiana bayous to the sun-washed opulence of New Orleans, this series spins a mesmerizing tale of passion and secrecy. Lovely, red-haired Ruby Landry’s early years have been shrouded in mystery. She trusts only her loving grandmother and her simple bayou life. But her past, darker than she could ever imagine, is waiting to overshadow her as she grows into a beautiful, accomplished young artist and moves into a sophisticated world.

Best-selling author V. C. Andrews’ talent for creating breathtaking tales of obsession is fully evident in Ruby. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat adds just the right touches of emotion, capturing Ruby’s dreams, joys and horrors.

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    J. Scherff Trent, SD 09-17-14
    J. Scherff Trent, SD 09-17-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Great Story! Bad Narration!"
    If you could sum up Ruby in three words, what would they be?

    Girls innocence taken


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ruby?

    How each place was described. I felt like I was there looking at it with her.


    What didn’t you like about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

    Too old for the book. You can actually hear her taking breaths and swallowing and even can hear her move her saliva around in her mouth. She shouldn't be narrating books.


    If you could rename Ruby, what would you call it?

    I don't think I would. Ruby is perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and have read the books over and over. I'm really not trying to be mean when describing the narrator, but it almost caused me to stop listening to this book that I love. I would like to see a better matched voice for the series. The voice was way to old for the teenage girl, Ruby.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    glitterberry16 Buffalo, NY 01-04-16
    glitterberry16 Buffalo, NY 01-04-16
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    "Does story justice"
    What did you love best about Ruby?

    all of it


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ruby?

    spoilers-read it. My favorite VC Andrews book since I was 13 and I've read like 17 of her works.


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

    The Cajun accent. Yes she is a bit older, but I'll trade that for her voice acting ability. I feel like I'm in the Louisiana Bayou.


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

    Grandmere-she's really interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    audible the rest of the series :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-03-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad narrator"
    What disappointed you about Ruby?

    This book is about a 15 year old girl. The woman who tells the story sounds old enough to be my grandmother. It makes it impossible to enjoy when listening when it sounds like a wishful granny. Common sense is to pair the voice as best you can with the main character . Poorly done. I have read this book several times and now after listening too it verbally my sense of enjoyment for the story is gone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nothing


    What didn’t you like about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

    She's too old to read books for teenager girls.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ruby?

    None


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    candice55734 07-22-16
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    "excellent"

    Awesome book waiting for part 2 can't say enough good things
    Love love love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 06-21-16
    Lisa 06-21-16
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    "A bit disappointing"

    First, I often choose books *because* they are narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. She's one of my favorite readers! However, this one was a bit frustrating because I felt she was too melodramatic in the reading. Not usually an issue with her.

    Second, the story was far too long and really dragged in the middle. The author could have cut several chapters and had a very good, concise, fast-paced story. Setting aside the quite lengthy gratuitous sex scenes, which I did fast forward, the middle chapters were so long and detailed and dragged out that I kept wishing this were a regular book I could just scan through and skip the boring/depressing parts. The author could use a good editor!

    Then the ending was wrapped up quickly and vaguely without satisfactorily answering quite a few questions. I'm assuming the author was preparing for the next in the series and leaving things open for the sequel. But I will not be reading/listening to any of the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nichole Crowley 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the narration"

    Despite what the others say I really thought the narrator brought the book to life. I was able to really get lost in the story and felt I was there. The only thing that I didn't like was I could here the narrator swallow and I have a pet peeve of hearing people eat chew or swallow and maybe it was more noticeable because I had earphones on? Other than that I loved the book and the narration! I wish audible had other books from the Landry series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Mishawaka, IN, United States 08-06-13
    Danielle Mishawaka, IN, United States 08-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "the file is not the correct audiobook"
    Any additional comments?

    I opened this audiobook to listen to Ruby, by VC Andrews. I am very disappointed to say that the file I received was incorrect. It was titled Ruby, but was by someone else and the subject matter was not the same. I want a refund or the correct file on my account.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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