This is a lovely story, the color of golden honey. I actually listened to the whole thing in one day. A beautiful, fistful of unconditional love. I highly recommend it, especially if you're home alone.
All I will say is that all of the hulla-bu-loo about this book is well-deserved. If you are on the fence about whether or not to listen to it, I recommend going ahead and doing so.
I struggled in the sixties to get a college education, barely graduated, spent a life in the phone company as a technician in a call center.
The Secret Life of Bees joins the list of great books about black life in the USA. I think it is actually as good as other such great books as The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Roots by Alex Haley, and The Measure of a Man by Sidney Portier. These books should be required reading for those in the world who want to go to a university for further studies.
I loved this book and loved the narrator, Jenna Lamia. Well written and Jenna reads with expression, which brings the story to life. I was sad when it ended.
Good job, Sue Monk Kidd and Jenna Lamia!
The book has the most charming narration I have ever heard. I almost didn't even care what I was listening to, just so I could listen to this narration. That the writing in this book is pure poetry makes it a combination that is simply irresistible. I love it. I cannot recommend it too highly.