• Sting & Song

  • Beesong Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (247 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when the god of chaos wins a divine poker game?

Bee-girls.

The life of a giant bee is a simple one. The life of a giant bee when her queen turns the entire hive into human-like apis to fend off an attack? That’s a good deal more complicated.

Getting down from a 50-foot giant rose without wings while surviving the attacks of malevolent wasps is just a start. Surviving long enough to figure out what to do with her new life proves to be something of a challenge, but at least that much is understandable.

Of course, that’s when she gets sucked into the tangled web of an ambitious demon lord who’s threatening to plunge the world into a war.

The only question is, are the gods done with her yet?

©2019 Benjamin Paul Medrano (P)2019 Benjamin Paul Medrano

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Loved it

I was Hesitant To get this book But It's actually a fantastic book the characters are really enjoyable The main character is so adorable An awesome She's one of those characters you just wanna hug

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Awesome

Well read excitement. I simply love the character. Sweet sunshine. What an example of just being an inspiration!

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Love it

I love this happy-go-lucky mc. This series is one of my favorites. Give it a try!

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i need more joy

joy is such an adorable character i just cant get enough of her at all.

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Cotton Candy for the Mind

Like it's main character, this book is basically sweet with little substance. It isn't bad, but it isn't special either. It is a good time killer, but don't expect to feel much for the shallow characters spouting generic adventurer speak.

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Joy is adorable

A little predictable in some points but it's definitely worth giving it a listen or read

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Such a Cute Story and Characters!

I loved this story so much that I bought the sequel novel long before I finished the first novel.

The story surrounds bee women and a fictional world where everyone seems to be living in an MMORPG, but unaware of this. The world building is lovely and the story is adorable. The "bee girls" are absolutely adorable and you will quickly find yourself rooting for them. While there are plenty of romantic encounters and relationships, they feel pretty realistic, given the setting, and add to thee story.

Beautiful world building, fun and cute characters, and an interesting plot will have you screaming, "For the Queen!" in no time!

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Gamers might like it.

In essence it's a story about a new race/ new expansion in a video game world. The characters don't know its a video game, but it's clearly a video game. I'm a gamer I liked it. Ready for next in series.

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Great story.

The narrator did Joy perfectly. The "I'm a bee!" song made me laugh. Wonderfull story. Get the book get the audiobook. You wont regret it.

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Fun female-centric LitRPG

This book was a fun listen with excellent voice talent. The RPG portion is a little less crunchy than many LitRPG books while also using dialog to give exposition about the world and how things work. These sessions of exposition ocassionally slow the pacing, but only in reasonable places and never too long to be a distraction. Finally, my favourite feature: no heavy handed politics that can sometimes become a distraction in female centric books. The story is key here, and the characters just happen to primarily be female. It works, and it works well.

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  • 06-24-22

just happy go lucky

I liked this story a lot. It's a no brainer, no endless reciting of numbers or stats but still a great description to make a good and correct link to a gaming based world. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

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  • Mel
  • 05-23-20

I'm a bee~ I'm a bee~

I was very skeptical when starting this book. It was by a narrator that I didn't know and after reading the synopsis, I felt like the book could try too hard to be comical and miss the mark. I mean, a litrpg about bees? I was pleasantly surprised to find a talented narrator and a great story.

The story was enjoyable, and didn't bombard you with long and frequent stat tables. It also has a great balance of story and action. I never caught myself wishing to get on with the story, something that I feel can happen a lot in my favorite genre, litrpg.

The narrator did an amazing job at pulling you into the reading. Reba's contribution to the audiobook was perfect for me. She even sung parts that needed to be sung instead of just reading it. I am glad to have discovered her in this book and will look forward to listening to any of her other works.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Carl
  • 05-11-20

A very fun listen

The story has a very interesting setting and explains the world well. The characters are likeable too, the character of Joy having just enough naivety to be endearing without venturing into annoying. The story itself is small teasing to something big but I think that works as an opening tale. Reba Buhr does a really good job too, looking forward to listening to future books in the series.