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Tell it to the Bees

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down.

Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can’t keep his mother’s friendship to himself. The locals don’t like things done differently. As Lydia and the doctor become closer, the rumours start to fly and threaten to shatter Charlie’s world.

©2009 Fiona Shaw (P)2010 Random House Audio

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Great literature

Remains me of “The price of salt”. It is a relatable story, with wide view and a plot full of details. Highly recommend this book, you will be reacher after the read.

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  • Sandy
  • 09-10-2018

Loved the story/writing. Disliked narration.

Narrator didn't suit this story at all. Very old fashioned, plumby, accent and sounded like Dick Emery/Les Dawson when 'voicing' the local, Yorkshire-based, female characters. Stuck with the book despite an intense dislike for the narration because the story was so engaging. Looking forward to the film.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 13-08-2019

Just no

Whose idea was it to have a lesbian book narrated by a man. Eurgh. He wasn't even a good narrator at that.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-2019

Great story but narration hinders it

It’s a lovely well written and beautiful book. I was immediately sucked into it. However, the narration was atrocious. His pronunciation was not good and his voice just wasn’t clear. The narrators voice also did not suit the tone of the book imo.

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  • Kate
  • 13-05-2019

brilliant book

lovely book from start to finish. I thought the narrator was a good choice based in the time period the book is set in. lovely story. Would recommend