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The Enlightenment of Bees

Narrated by: Madison Lawrence
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins

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Publisher's Summary

“I combed through the pages with delight. This book is going to cause a real buzz.” (Debbie Macomber, number one New York Times best-selling author)

Sometimes, a shattered dream leads to an amazing journey.

At 26, apprentice baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, a job baking at the Butter Emporium, and her first love - her boyfriend, Ethan - by her side. But when Ethan declares he “needs some space”, Mia’s carefully planned future crumbles. 

Feeling adrift, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on a humanitarian trip around the world funded by a reclusive billionaire. Along with a famous grunge rock star, a Rwandan immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia’s heart is challenged and changed in astonishing ways/ways she never could have imagined. As she grapples with how to make a difference in a complicated world, Mia realizes she must choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life unfolding before her.

In a romantic adventure across the globe, The Enlightenment of Bees beautifully explores what it means to find the sweet spot in life where our greatest passions meet the world’s greatest need.

©2019 Rachel Linden (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • Andrea
  • 16-07-2019

Charming read perfect for summer ☀️

This book is the perfect summer read! It's well paced and was hard to stop listening to!

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  • ckirkwood
  • 04-08-2019

A light entertainment

The person who read the book was talented and did the best she could with what was written. She didnt butcher all the accents of the characters.

The description in the writing felt overdone and predictable. I did listen to the whole thing and the plot events were great for making a story entertaining. It just felt forced at times,like the author wrote a word and then hit "synonym" on the computer to find a fancier word. I kept thinking, no one would say it like that... and I'm from Seattle, so it's not a culture/dialect word choice. Go head and listen to it, but the foreshadowing ruins the rise in storylines and the words feel fake at times. This author just needs more time to grow.

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  • B. Chaplin
  • 15-07-2019

Encouraging read

loved it! and the audio edition is so well done. She does the myriad of accents found in the book so well!!

It was really hard to keep having stop listening as I was listening to it while travelling and couldn't wait until I could finish it all the way to the end. Mia's story and the bees struck a chord with me... and not only because my nickname is Bee ;)

highly recommended!

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  • erikkayep
  • 03-08-2019

Saaaaapppppy

I eye-rolled about 20 times in the first ten minutes and then gave up. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  • C. B.
  • 17-07-2019

Really good

I loved this sweet story. Nice journey. Nice and happy ending. A light enjoyable read.

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  • Barbara
  • 20-07-2019

Thought provoking?

What is your life's best work? How can you make the world a better place?

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  • Christina Robertson
  • 14-07-2019

so so sweet

this book was so sweet- I loved it do much. full of compassion and heart tugging events.