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    • The Language of Flowers

    • A Novel
    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,222

    A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one

    • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • We Never Asked for Wings

    • A Novel
    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Emma Bering, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    For 14 years Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children - Alex, now 15, and Luna, six - in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty's parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the time, overall good

    • By Kaycee on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Language of Flowers

    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Il linguaggio segreto dei fiori

    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Valentina Mari
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Victoria ha paura del contatto fisico. Ha paura delle parole, le sue e quelle degli altri, ma soprattutto di amare e lasciarsi amare; colpevole è un passato difficile. C'è solo un posto in cui tutte le sue paure sfumano nel silenzio e nella pace: è il suo giardino segreto nel parco pubblico di Potrero Hill, a San Francisco. I fiori, che ha piantato lei stessa in questo angolo sconosciuto della città, sono la sua casa, il suo rifugio, la sua voce.

    Regular price: $9.17

    • Weil wir Flügel haben

    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Hemma Michel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Seit vierzehn Jahren schuftet die 33-jährige Letty von morgens bis abends, um mehr schlecht als recht ihre Familie zu ernähren, während ihre Kinder, Alex und Luna, von ihrer Mutter erzogen werden. Als Lettys Eltern nach Mexiko zurückkehren, muss sie sich zum ersten Mal ihrer Mutterrolle stellen. Aus Angst zu versagen, versucht sie sich immer wieder der Verantwortung zu entziehen.

    Regular price: $13.77

    • We Never Asked for Wings

    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Emma Bering, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    How far would you go for your children? Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job? As a single parent, Letty does everything for her two children - apart from raise them. Being a mother terrifies her more than she can admit, and so she's always let her mother take that role. When Maria Elena up and leaves, however, Letty has to confront her fears and become the parent she doesn't think she can be.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Language of Flowers

    • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, aster for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own.

    Regular price: $24.47