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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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    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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    Diana 04-02-16
    Diana 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding narration and a charming heartwarming story!!"

    I highly recommend this book to women of all ages! The narrator is extremely talented and transports us to the exact time and place of the story. This is must hear for all audio lovers.

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    Amanda Coughlin 02-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "heartfelt"

    Loved this book. I also really enjoy Jenna Lamias voice narrating. She was also great in the book "The help" as Skeeter.

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    JeLexus 01-15-16
    JeLexus 01-15-16
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    "Perfect!"

    I absolutely loved it! GREAT narration and the story line was just beautiful and moving !

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    Shawna 12-29-15
    Shawna 12-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked this book"

    Great characters and story. This one kept me listening long after I arrived home from work

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    Michelle Wilson 12-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "All the stars!!!"

    I was terribly sad for this book to end. To say I had my heart spoken to and cared for is an understatement. I'm looking forward to other books by Sue Monk Kidd - she is a wonderful author.

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    nikkacs3 12-08-15
    nikkacs3 12-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "very good"

    I liked the tones and inflections of the reader. nicely done. loved the story. love Lily.

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    L. LaSh 11-20-15
    L. LaSh 11-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Must Read!"

    Perfectly told! The author makes me want to read every book they ever wrote! You won't be disappointed.

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