• Mother Knows Best

  • The Villains Series, Book 5
  • By: Serena Valentino
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (582 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries...until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. It is a tale of the old witch.

©2018 Disney Press (P)2018 Disney

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great!

loved it ❤️ I've read this entire series of books and I've loved each of them .

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Serena did it again!!!

This book is absolutely amazing!!!!!! I can't wait for the next book in the series!

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kinda of depressing

I've been listening to the villains collection and I really think this is the saddest story so far. Gothel's life is one big tragedy most of which she brings about herself. there are so many points in her life that, if she had just done what she was told or advised to do, she may have avoided her fate. it took a long time for the book to run into the movie's plot. altogether I just feel sad for Gothel.

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ok, I cried

Yup, never has been one of my favorite princess stories as I always favored the villains. This story just emphasized my leaning toward the person/persons who were in the wrong. So, yes, I cried for all involved. good story.

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👁👄👁

Amazing Beautiful Lovely Amazing Perfect 👌🏽 I loved every bit of it! I’m in love ooOOoOoOoo

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I love the woman's voice that reads these stories.

Her voice has me mesmerized and I am really hooked!!The stories are so captivating!! I can't wait to read the next ones.

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must read series

i love the stories from the villians point. it makes the story more real abd the understanding it brings to why the villian did this wow... and her voice is the best for theses reads !

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!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!??????!?

Loved it
it was a very good book
but I do have some questions about some things
Which i have already forgotten but will soon remember
and win I do I will list them but untill then all I can say is that it's just a great book!

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twisted and fun

The performance was excellent. Gothel and her story was simply amazing. A few of the characters introduced you want more of a back story but overall such a good ride to take. loved it

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mother for the win

I hate the storyline that good guy always win.. But this is totally awesome! I actually like this Rapunzel's mother now!