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  • The Murmur of Bees

  • By: Sofia Segovia, Simon Bruni - translation
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Angelo Di Loreto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can - visions of all that’s yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING.......

  • By StJohn on 04-24-19

Stunning and beautiful translation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-19

This story moved me. The translation to English and beautifully performed narration made this otherwise heartwarming story of magical love through several generations of a family even more touching. The connection with nature reminded me that we are all connected and if only we listen... by quieting the noise that constantly surrounds us, we too would hear the murmur of bees.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • City of Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,415

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reader is amazing!

  • By Gilma M. Salazar on 06-07-19

Ugh

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-19

I thought the book was over at the halfway point! If it had been I would have given it a much higher rating.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful