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The Butterfly Garden

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dot Hutchison

Narrated By: Mel Foster, Lauren Ezzo

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: June 2016

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


An Amazon Charts bestseller.
Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.
In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…


  • Erin G.

    I can’t even get into this book enough to finish it. The narrators are plain and in several parts it hops from one narrator to the other mid sentence.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anastasiya Johnson

    Absolutely rubbish! This book is from the "Mystery & Thriller" category. It should be transferred to "Fantasy". It's doesn't have realistic scenery, characters, or dialog. I am very sorry I wasted my money on this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Katherine K.

    This book was terrible. There was no point at all. It was so far fetched and ridiculous. I can’t NOT finish a book so I suffered through it. Don’t make the same mistake I did. The characters were completely unbelievable and didn’t speak in any way that would resemble real life conversation or reaction to events. I’m pretty sure no one edited this book. If there was a really good editor and a lot of rewriting, then it may have been salvageable. The woman’s narration was pretty good, but the man’s was insufferable. He sounded like he was reading to a toddler. I had to speed up his voice to 1.25x just for him to sound halfway normal. Anyway, not a good review. I hate giving bad reviews as I know how hard writing a book can be, but this was very poorly executed.

  • brenda s

    Excellent book!!!!!

  • Kari H

    This book was fantastic!! Twisted, weird, strange, and fantastic! A must rlisten! Narrators were great to listen to and their voices fit the roles perfectly.

  • Emma ferguson

    Excellent book, could not stop listening!!

  • Terry Chirgwin

    Really loved this book. Cant wait to see is the movie in cinema will live up to expectations.

  • Donna Chambers

    I listened to it twice. Scary and I loved the main character. ..

  • Kim schlegel

    I loved both narrators. I really enjoyed this books great plot and good characters but it's just missing something. I wish there had been more character development with some characters. The ending was a little underwhelming.

  • Brandy Stracener

    I honestly could not stop listening to this and finished it in one day. The story takes place in the present with two FBI agents interviewing a survivor from the 'Butterfly Garden'. The survivor Maya recounts her life and experiences leading up to and while in the garden. I liked how the author developed the relationships between the characters including those held captive in the garden. It is definitely a horrifying and fast paced thriller, worth checking out.

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