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The Secret Life of Bees Audiobook

The Secret Life of Bees

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Publisher's Summary

Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother", Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina - a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There, they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household.

This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love - a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

©2003 Sue Monk Kidd; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Gretta Roberts 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved this book."

    all around great book. I didn't even want to take a break! read it! you will enjoy!

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    Genzale Kent, WA, United States 07-25-16
    Genzale Kent, WA, United States 07-25-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Fantastic!"

    This audiobook has it all- an interesting story, exceptional writing, and perfect narration that pulls you in to the story and won't let you go!

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    desertrose 07-22-16
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    "I hated for it to end!"

    Another great work by Sue Monk Kidd with EXCELLENT narration by Jenna Lamia.
    I stayed awake until 3:30 am to continue listening.
    After first listening to The Invention of Wings, also with narration by Jenna Lamia, I was almost afraid to begin The Secret Life of Bees. I was afraid I would be disappointed.
    I only wish that I had found these books, and this author, much sooner.
    Highly recommended!

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    Haley Murdoch 06-08-16
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    "😀😀😀"

    the narrator was amazing!!! it is my new favorite book!!! i can't wait to share it with my friends... how had i not read this before now???

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    Leanora M. Terhune 05-16-16

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    "Sweetly wonderful, like honey."

    I truly love this story. I'll carry it with me always. Thank you SMK. Namaste.

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    Dovie Ankrom Enterprise, Al, US 05-15-16
    Dovie Ankrom Enterprise, Al, US 05-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "wonderful book"

    I loved this I am going to by the hard copy and read it to my grand children

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    privacy ca,usa 05-12-16
    privacy ca,usa 05-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent book"
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    jenna lamia is one of my favorite narrators, and a perfect choice to perform this book. love them both. highly recommended!

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    chasidyCormier Euless, Tx, United States 05-06-16
    chasidyCormier Euless, Tx, United States 05-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!"
    Would you listen to The Secret Life of Bees again? Why?

    Yes. Im sure I will. It was a beautiful Story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Life of Bees?

    When June breaks down crying after the break up.


    What about Jenna Lamia’s performance did you like?

    She was awesome. I cant think of anyone that couldve done better!!!


    If you could take any character from The Secret Life of Bees out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    More than likely June. She reminds me a lot of myself!


    Any additional comments?

    Great read!!! I loved the movie but the book was so much better. More detail and everything!!! PERFECTION!!!

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    angela griffin virginia beach, va, US 04-25-16
    angela griffin virginia beach, va, US 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This book was so easy to follow. The narrator did a great job at bringing the reader into the story! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a nice southern story.

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    Imam 04-12-16
    Imam 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Had to read it for school."

    Pretty entertaining and surprising at times, if I hadn't had to read it for school I would have liked it better.

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