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    • The Bees

    • A Novel
    • By: Laline Paull
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,192

    Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book of 2014

    • By Emily - Audible on 12-07-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Bees

    • By: Laline Paull
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. But Flora is not like other bees. Despite her ugliness she has talents that are not typical of her kin. While mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is removed from sanitation duty and is allowed to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing and accurate account of the honey bee!

    • By rallynug on 11-29-15

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Bees

    • A Novel
    • By: Laline Paull
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Born into the lowest class of an ancient hierarchical society, Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, an Untouchable, whose labour is at her ancient orchard hive’s command. As part of the collective, she is taught to accept, obey and serve. Altruism is the highest virtue, and worship of her beloved Queen, the only religion. Her society is governed by the priestess class, questions are forbidden and all thoughts belong to the Hive Mind. But Flora is not like other bees.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Concept, Mediocre Execution

    • By Man of Song on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Ice

    • By: Laline Paull
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's the day after tomorrow, and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body. It is Tom Harding, lost in an accident three years ago and now revealed by the melting ice of Midgard glacier. Tom had come to Midgard to help launch the new venture of his best friend of 30 years, Sean Cawson - a man whose business relies on discretion.

    Regular price: $13.85