Not really Ron! Female, mid 40's. Need a good audio book really helps me get things done around the house. My family is annoyed!
I'm hooked on listening to books narrated by Jenna Lamia. I was searching for another after "The Help." The Secret Life Of Bees is practically poetry. Wonderful story with perfect narration.
Friendship, love, hope.
The Color Purple--different circumstances, but sharing the same theme about the value of compassion and friendship among women.
Can't choose from among so many fine moments. This book is rich with striking scenes.
Same problem--so many!
This is a keeper. I could listen to this narration over and over. The story is exceptional and the narrator was perfection.
It's a feel-good novel, though I don't necessarily mean that in a good way. Overall, the message is a good one, but one probably best used by the young or immature. Otherwise, this is a standard tale of a girl running from her abusive life into the arms of a quirky, lovable flock of women, and finding her own inner strength. The racial currents that run through it add interest, but not enough to help the extremely predictable plot. The narrator does a good job in sounding like a 14-year old, but I found it hard to listen to at times. Her performance had this sort of "Aw Shucks" flavor to it that I found irritating.
Be more careful when considering audiobooks with five stars.
The slow start of the book is forgotten after you get into the main section. So much color and emotions and real history. You end up loving all of the characters. I would listen to it again for sure.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
What a life for a young girl to go through! Lily proves that she is smart and is a very loving, caring person. She accomplishes her travels and learns so much throughout. She is strong and determined.
Lovely book, would listen to again and I highly recommend.
This book really brought you back in time. Life was so much simpler then. I really enjoyed the everyday life part of the story.
This book really moved me emotionally.
I loved the narration. She brought the feeling of the emotions to this wonderful story.
I do not listen to any book in one sitting, I have a long commute and listen in my car.
I loved the story, but did find it a little sad.
kindness always matters
It took me into the story
When she runs away from home, and sleeping by the creek
It is a film, I have not seen it, but I will.
You will enjoy this book, give it a try.
I would sum up The Secret Life of Bees with the words: true, wise, and touching.
The most memorable moment for me was when Lily had bees swarming around her and she didn't flinch but floated mentally to another place and was able to keep calm and become "one" with the bees.
There are so many gems in this book. Each word drips with sweet truth against the backdrop of bitter racism. The book doesn't focus on "racism" beyond the matter of fact reality of living in the south during that era.
August is the most memorable character for me. Salt of the earth sweetened with a lifetime of honey.
Please read or listen to this book before you see the movie. You will be touched, moved, and uplifted by this glorious work of art.
Loved this book. Ms. Kidd knows how to set a scene to make the reader feel like you're part of the story, and I can't imagine a better narrator than Jenna Lamia.