We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Garden of Shadows Audiobook

Garden of Shadows [Audiobook]

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (195 )
5 star
 (150)
4 star
 (36)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (172 )
5 star
 (132)
4 star
 (26)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.7 (177 )
5 star
 (137)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ebony 01-26-15
    Ebony 01-26-15 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    53
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    61
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    megan richmond 04-11-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great audio book!"

    Narrator and story are both so good. I've listened to this book twice so far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-18-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-18-16 Member Since 2017

    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!!!!!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1736
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    744
    740
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    57
    40
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!!!<br/><br/>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!!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    debbie bradley Mobile, AL, United States 02-03-15
    debbie bradley Mobile, AL, United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charlotte R. 05-31-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "its okay"

    i loved the book but the voice was rather irritating and recording needs to be updated...I had already read flowers in the attic so it was good to go back and get why the grandma was so mean and hateful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chelsey 03-09-17
    Chelsey 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pretty good"

    It's nice to hear the grandmother's side of the story. It was a bit bland in the beginning but picked up half way through. Nevertheless, if you've already gone through the first two books you really do need to go through this one too. Now I'm going to listen to Flowers in the Attic again and it will all make sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bluebonnet 07-04-16
    Bluebonnet 07-04-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    K.Wright 01-06-16
    K.Wright 01-06-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aunt DD 01-05-16
    Aunt DD 01-05-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Norma Peden 07-29-15
    Norma Peden 07-29-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.