The characters and storyline are wonderful and well played out in The Secret Life of Bees. Plus, Jenna Lamia was the reader for The Secret Life of Bees and I couldn't imagine a better reader for this novel than her! Ms. Lamia had the Southern accent nailed down perfectly. I felt like I was really hearing the story told through the voice of 14 year old Lily Owens.
Needless to say, I enjoyed listening to The Secret Life of Bees. It captivated me from start to finish. I listened to this audiobook in two days! The Secret Life of Bees is probably one of my favorite audiobooks of 2013. I'd give The Secret Life of Bees a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.
The following is the book overview of The Secret Life of Bees from the Barnes & Noble website:
Which audiobooks have you listened to lately??Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh, unyielding father, Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating, blurred memory - the afternoon her mother was killed, when Lily was four. Since then, her only real companion has been the fierce-hearted, and sometimes just fierce, black woman Rosaleen, who acts as her "stand-in mother."
When Rosaleen insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily knows it's time to spring them both free. They take off in the only direction Lily can think of, toward a town called Tiburon, South Carolina - a name she found on the back of a picture amid the few possessions left by her mother.
There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters named May, June, and August. Lily thinks of them as the calendar sisters and enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women. Maternal loss and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness entwine in a story that leads Lily to the single thing her heart longs for most.
Until my next post, happy reading!!