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  • Oil and Honey

  • The Education of an Unlikely Activist
  • By: Bill McKibben
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, historical and well written.

  • By Kyle on 09-19-13

Informative, historical and well written.

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Reviewed: 09-19-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Oil and Honey to be better than the print version?

Easy listening, but handy with a computer nearby for research.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Oil and Honey?

Speaking about the rise of the 350 movement on a global scale (fighting for the environment, against the Keystone Pipeline in particular), and the plight of bees and his efforts on a local level (interspersed with personal notes on meetings with important figures or events, etc.) made for very interesting read. I unfairly presumed this would be a dry read/listen, but feel far better informed, and even entertained after having read this.

Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?


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