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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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More VC Andrews please

I wish audible would get the entire vc Andrews collection I could read them over and over especially the older originals .

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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 :(

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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

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more please!!!!!¡!

It was a great book wish there were more on audible in this series. Please get more books from this series soon !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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More Vc Andrews especially in The Landry series

Where does Ruby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Love This author best books ever A 10 all the way

What did you like best about this story?

always keep you on the edge of your seat you don't want to put the book down or stop listening

Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

Ruby without a doubt

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

the loss of her grandmother

Any additional comments?

Please more in this series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love It

Great job on the narration of this book. it was really expressive and caught the emotion well.

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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

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Ruby

The story was great! The narrator was Lee's than to be desired. I loved it

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I read this book years ago! So fun to listen!

I read this book years ago! So fun to listen to the audible version! It was just as good reading as an adult!