The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Audiobook CD - 2001
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During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three black, beekeeping sisters. As she enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the single thing her heart longs for most
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : HighBridge Co., p2001
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781565115392
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lamia, Jenna


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Dec 28, 2017

An interesting look into racism during this time in the deep South. I would recommend this book, especially for pre-teens as it introduces the issue of racism in a very fluid way, and how others are effected by it. Really enjoyed this one!

Sep 13, 2015

Loved reading about the bees and the constant honey harvest. We only have one hive, and that harvest day is long, hard and sweetly rewarded!

Feb 28, 2015

I listened to this book while jogging. It's a wonderful story to listen to while out on the trails. The story slowly unfolds and the underlying fears are touching and you want to wrap Lily up in your arms and keep her safe.
Lily's voice is wonderful. Her views are funny, realistic and hopeful. Never does she lose hope and she always tries so hard to find the good.
In the end, this book is about being protected, loving & being loved and forgiveness.

nanakuku Jun 28, 2014

I loved the book and also the movie. Gave it 5 stars!

Nov 15, 2011

This is a lovely story but I felt it dragged a bit in places. This audio version was very well narrated. It was a pleasure to listen to.

meghank Feb 25, 2011

An amazing book! The author draws you in making you feel like you are apart of the characters lives and emotions.


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