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Jessica Thompson

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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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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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

loved it.

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Reviewed: 03-16-16

I loved this book. It was a pleasure to read. Bill McKibben is humorous even as he faces the end of the world as we know it. Knowing his struggle between activism and building sustainable decentralized local economies helps me to navigate my own. The audio seems to cut off abruptly in chapter 7 but maybe that's just how the book ends. I would have expected more of a conclusion...