• Tangled Vines

  • Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 2
  • By: Kay Bratt
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $13.99

Buy for $13.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

With the bad memories of the Cultural Revolution and a life of hard work behind them, Benfu and his treasured Calla Lily are content watching their daughters blossom - six young women who they adopted as their own. But when a clue to the whereabouts of the biological daughter they lost decades ago suddenly surfaces, they begin a frantic search to find their beloved Dahlia…

Li Jin has lived thirty years at the mercy of cruel foster parents and a bleak orphanage, often surviving on the streets. But now that she has a son, she must try to make a better life for them - even if it means withstanding the abuse of a seedy foreigner in exchange for a home. But when Erik’s treatment turns truly sadistic, she must find a way to escape once and for all…

A beautiful yet haunting story about the “lost girls” of China, Tangled Vines takes us on a journey of heartbreak and then hope as we witness a woman’s quest to change her fate and a family’s last chance to untangle the lies of the past.

©2013 Kay Bratt (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What listeners say about Tangled Vines

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    177
  • 4 Stars
    67
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    164
  • 4 Stars
    48
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    157
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, Lost Girls of China . . . Part Two

The second in the Scavenger's Daughters series is just as good as the first . . . Benfu and Calla Lily are old now, but are still taking in baby girls that are abandoned, many of their adopted daughters now grown. Surrounded by the love of their many daughters, they still have never forgotten the first baby, their own little girl, Dahlia, stolen from them when she was a month old. Thirty years have passed, Is Dahlia still alive somewhere? There are so many layers to the story, going back to the Mao years in China. What happens when people buy into the evils of communism, dictatorship, class differences . . . and most of all what happens when people fail to LOVE . . . when there is no value for human life? All sorts of cruelty is unleashed. The story of a humble man, a scavenger (trash collector) and his wife in China and the girls they brought into their home to love . . . following the biggest LOSS of their own lives . . . is a story of healing . . . a story of struggling against the elements, against a corrupt system . . . and a story of recognizing true joy. . . a baby's smile . . . food for today . . . and enough love for one MORE little girl . . .

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An exquisantly crafted bridge of this trilogy!

I loved "The Scavenger's Daughters" in and of itself. This second novel is a seamless progression in the family's narrative. No one is "left behind" and each person is relevant and grows as do living human beings.

I have mixed feelings about the next and final book, I fear that upon finishing I will mourn the loss of a relationship, like when contact is lost with friends / family relationships via untoward life events ( death, divorce, etc).

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

Loved loved loved this story! Excellent reader and storyline, I could hardly stop reading. The characters are magnificent,, and touched my heart. I really did not want it to end. I felt all sorts of emotions while reading, sorrow, anxiousness, anger, and just overall happiness. whew, that's a lot! I liked the first book also, and I am looking forward to the third in this series.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

another success

ABSOLUTELY captivating and creative writing that draws you in and keeps you entertained for hours and the characters are realistic and diverse. I highly recommended this novel, wonderfully written and narrated.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Worst book and performance of Kay bratt Would not recommend it

Would not recommend this book
Narrated poorly
Story redundant and nothing new
Could not wait to finish the experience

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Cliché...

... and narration didn't help. I regret having bought 3 book series. What a waste of money.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointment

After reading and loving The Palest Ink and The Scavengers Daughters, I thought this tragic story was so sad and violent and over done between the main characters. I couldn't wait to have it end. There were parts of the story that were so unnecessary. I would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Super touching, very well thought out plot.

I really loved this book. Because it was a sequal I worried I wouldn't. But it was a wonderful continuation of the first and in it actually had me even more captivated. I really loved it.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Heartwarming story with badly pronounced Chinese

Listening to stories like these always bring a smile to my face even though it deals with tough issues like gender inequality and oppression by the government. The only gripe I have with the audiobook is the bad Chinese pronunciation. The least the narrator can do is find out how to properly pronounce “thank you (Xie Xie)” and names of places (eg. Suzhou) in Chinese because the the recorded version is so mangled I could barely understand what they were trying to say.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Reader Comments

After reading Tangled Vines I am encouraged to be a loving and protective parent to my own kids when I have them someday. Tangled Vines helped me to see that I can rise above my abused childhood and have a family of my own someday. Please recommend this novel to anyone you know who is an orphan and wants a family of his or her own someday.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lesley Warren
  • Lesley Warren
  • 11-27-20

interesting 2nd book

whilst the narration is terrible and detracts slightly from the story. the book unfolded into a well written book