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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the enduring gothic masterpiece Flowers in the Attic - the unforgettable forbidden love story that earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fan base and became an international cult classic.

At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden - blond, innocent, and fighting for their lives....

They were a perfect and beautiful family - until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. They are kept in the attic of their grandmother’s labyrinthine mansion, isolated and alone. As the visits from their seemingly unconcerned mother slowly dwindle, the four children grow ever closer and depend upon one another to survive both this cramped world and their cruel grandmother. A suspenseful and thrilling tale of family, greed, murder, and forbidden love, Flowers in the Attic is the unputdownable first novel of the epic Dollanganger family saga.

The Dollanganger series includes: Flowers in the Attic, Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Garden of Shadows, Beneath the Attic, and Out of the Attic

©1979 V.C. Andrews (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Loved it

I always go back to this book for when I want to read a V.C Andrews. This story never gets old, I first read it when I was 15, and thought how tragic for the children, and how cruel the grandmother was, only to discover the one you love the most can be even crueler.

Could have done without the forward thou.

I loved Mena as the narrator , she had the right emotion for the part. I hope she continues to narrate the rest of this series.

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Vc Andrews an amazing author flowers in the attic a classic I intend on reading many times more

What a great story I couldn’t put it down till it was finished one of vc Andrew greats can’t wait to finish the hole series

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Just like I remember.

I read this book when I was a teenager. Listening to it now as an audiobook book is so much fun and I just love it.

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  • Nicole
  • 2020-03-28

Loved the book so much but...

I loved listening to this book, the story has always intrigued me. The narration was very good. Story is so good...But if you’ve never read/listened to the story before skip the whole forward part because it completely ruins it. It had been a long time and I had forgotten many things about the story but the forward gives it all away. Other than that totally worth it and loved it.

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  • Jerry Byers
  • 2020-02-12

a rewrite of what was a very good read

this isnt VC Andrews style of writing too many changes and details ommitted. The story is the same but im not left with any of the questions that the real book left. this seems more of a story written after the lifetime movie.

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  • skirtgirl
  • 2020-02-11

Good but distressing story

Greatly enjoyed this book. It evoked a great deal of emotion most of which was hate and disgust. The foreword for the book made me angry because it told some facts about the story that should have been left for the reader to discover! Why would you allow that??

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-19

Where is Book 2????

Where is Petals on the Wind? Am I supposed to just skip to Book 3

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-18

Good read for anyone

I have loved this book and ready it many times since I seen the movie. V.c. Andrews is a great writer and I hope to read more of hers in the future. I just wish they would add the second book petals on the wind to audible!

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  • Jag S.
  • 2020-01-10

Flowers in the Attic.

Very interesting but full of human greed over your own flesh and blood.How a life could be changed from happy family to such conditions.My heart aches for the kids in Attic and cruelty done to these most beautiful lives.Cathy is victim of all atrocities because of her love and devotion towards twins,A must read or listen.

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  • Jeffrey A. Steckelberg
  • 2020-01-11

Phenomenal

This was so better than I remembered of the movie!!! Such a great story and a wonderful job by the reader!! I recommend this to everyone!!!!

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  • Tiffany
  • 2020-01-03

Still a good story I guess

First, the forward contains major plot spoilers. I have seen the movie, but it was so long ago I'd forgotten some parts. The spoilers played automatically as the first chapter and I was super disappointed.

Second, the voice actress was pleasant to listen to, but the voices she used for all the characters were nearly the same. It was hard to tell who was talking sometimes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-04

love it!

Everytime I read this story I cant help but fall in love with it all over again. this is a book that will stand the test of time!!!!

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  • Nicole A
  • 2020-02-10

Flowers in the Attic 40th Anniversary Edition

As much as I loved this book, I love it even more with Mena Suravi narrating it! In my opinion, she sounds more like how I always envisioned Cathy to sound. Alyssa Bresnahan did a good job narrating the first time, but I like this version way better.

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