• Mother Knows Best

  • The Villains Series, Book 5
  • By: Serena Valentino
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (643 ratings)

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Mother Knows Best

By: Serena Valentino
Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
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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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My heart

I was not expecting Gothel’s story to be like this at all. Story so good, yet so tragic 💔.

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Awesome

I think Mother Knows Best is my favorite in the whole series so far.

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Great book, per usual from Serena Valentino!!

I love the narrator! Could listen to her for hours...and i do, lol! Highly recommend 👌

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Great listen

Wonderful all the way around ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m excited to add the book to my collection! Hands down