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The Murmur of Bees: A Novel

The Murmur of Bees: A Novel

Written by Sofia Segovia

Narrated by Xe Sands and Angelo Di Loreto


The Murmur of Bees: A Novel

Written by Sofia Segovia

Narrated by Xe Sands and Angelo Di Loreto

ratings:
4.5/5 (273 ratings)
Length:
14 hours
Released:
Apr 16, 2019
ISBN:
9781721357499
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an astonishing novel—her first to be translated into English—about a mysterious child with the power to change a family's history in a country on the verge of revolution.

From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can—visions of all that's yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of bees and living to deliver his adoptive family from threats—both human and those of nature—Simonopio's purpose in Linares will, in time, be divined.

Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in the unbelievable.

Released:
Apr 16, 2019
ISBN:
9781721357499
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    Fantastic book. The story was superb as was the narration. I loved it
  • (5/5)
    My new favourite book. It’s very long, but after a while you settle into the pace and absolutely get lost in the world. So beautiful written and I personally love the voice actors and think they did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life.
  • (5/5)
    What a fabulous story, i really enjoyed this story & i think u will too!
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully touching story and the narrators were perfect! Loved it.
  • (5/5)
    This book forces you to slow down and just go with it. What a beautifully written tale. Such a talented writer!
  • (5/5)
    This is one of the best audio narrations I've heard in a very long time. Excellent!