Meaningful, hopeful, and the power of love
The story line is a bit implausable, but the author ties it all together with a powerful message.
I've listened to two of her narrations. Both were superbly read. She effectively adapts her voice to the story.
The honesty of the characters.
About the same. I listened to this during car rides to and from work, school, and home. If I had time to read the print I would probably have preferred that, but it was still a very enjoyable experience. The reader was fun to listen to, and helped me get into the story.
that the story is told from the perspective of a young teen and her perspective on how the adult world during all the civil issues in the 1960s.
When June finally accepts Niel's proposal! So cute! Or when Lily and June get in the water fight and finally start to accept one another.
August. She makes you think and become a better person.
HAS TO BE WITH JENNA READING IT.
SHE TURNED IT INTO A LIVE PLAY.
IT WAS THE WAY LIFE WAS!
The Secret Life of Bees may become an annual read for me. Sometimes one just needs a well written inspiring book especially one read by a person who transports one smack dab into the sixties.
Her voice sounded as if she were young, Southern and confused yet strong. All my senses were set to high as I listened.
August after May
Loved it. A treasure.
Can't beat this story for tugging at your heartstrings but also maintaining an interesting level of tension to keep you listening.
This is a heartwarming story of acceptance and love. I sadly have not seen the movie, but I did enjoy the reading. The different characters came to life.
This was one of my daughter's summer reads and it was magnificent. I chose to read it with her and couldn't stop listening! The narrator did a fantastic job!
This is a book about a young girl's search for a mother's love. Against all the odds, she finds it in an unexpected place.
As a southerner, I usually try to stay away from books where a narrator uses a faux southern accent. But because I had read Traveling with Pomagranats, I really want to see what Ms. Kidd had developed in this book. I thought the narrator did a pretty good job of sounding southern without making me cringe.
I love to read and listen! I like all types of books, but lately I have been reading teen dystopian fiction. Favorite authors are Stephen King, Lauren Oliver, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Hawthorne, and Poe. I am an English teacher and I am always looking for the next great read...
Yes, very well produced. Good quality.
Lily and August. Lily because she tranforms her life in one summer and becomes a strong woman. August because she is like a Queen bee who takes care of every one.
Great! She embodies Lily. Her accent and tone are spot on with what I heard in my head when I read the book the first time. I played it for my 11th grade class and they said the same thing.
Cry... I won't tell why.
Excellent read for a tranformation story set in the time of extreme racism. The book will make you want to eat honey so have some on hand.