Hour of the Bees

  • by Lindsay Eagar
  • Narrated by Almarie Guerra
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots.
Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them....
While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina - Carol - is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she's never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible - and what it means to be true to her roots. Listeners who dream that there's something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Love it!

I absolutely loved this book. It started a little slow for more--taking a while to build. Once it did, I fell for characters and larger meanings in the plot. It is an amazing modern fairytale.
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- Lucy Weston

its a pretty good book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

no i wouldn't bc the book get confusing


What was one of the most memorable moments of Hour of the Bees?

when grandma rosa dies


Which scene was your favorite?

when in carols dream she's scared bc it soundalike there is bees so she freaks out but its just her dads truck


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

sometimes it made me laugh but theres one scene and i cried


Any additional comments?

overall it was pretty good but just some parts of the story didn't make sense to me but the rest was pretty good.

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- Kimberly M.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2016
  • Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio