"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis
B was my favorite. She was so nonchalant for a teenager. I kept thinking she was much younger acting older, so when the book started pointing out that she had turned 15, I kept thinking that was strange.
There is a reunion scene that I enjoyed but if I say more there will be a spoiler.
I had trouble with the narrator's voice at first. It was a bit annoying. I mostly got used to it, and she did pretty well with the different voices, but overall there was some kind of high tone to it that bothered my ear. As usual, the volume on this Audible book did not go high enough so that I could listen in my car without a headphone due to road noise.
The narration was fine (a little high pitched for my taste but ok) but the story was weak. There are no real characters you can care about. The two main characters, Bernadette and her daughter, come off as self-indulgent victims and the attempts at humor can across as biting negative flaws in character. I wanted to like the book but there was no growth.
I Love Olive
I'd rank this somewhere in the middle of the books I've listened to - it's light and silly, but still entertaining. Some parts of it were a little unbelievable, but it still made me laugh out loud in several parts.
Bernadette's husband and his "girlfriend" along with a psychologist are planning to do an intervention on Bernadette. She escapes - it's all very silly.
not really - fun and funny but not that kind of a story
Set in Seattle, with lots of local references. Fun for those of us who live here.
This book was really light-hearted, but touched on serious topics that kept you interested. Some of the plot lines were a little dumb and could have been taken out of the book completely, but overall it was a really enjoyable book to listen to.
Well... I don't want to ruin anything! There's one scene that was memorable (although I didn't enjoy it). When this moment happened, I couldn't help but think "Um...what?!" I wish that part of the book just hadn't happened, but it was memorable...
There's a scene when Bee is at a holiday play and the narrator actually starts singing. It was something that you wouldn't have gotten just reading the book, but listening to the narrator sing was really neat.
A Lot of Rich Crazy People
I am experimenting listening to books while running and this was a great book to listen to while running. Some books are just flat-out too boring to run to, but the actual story line coupled with the narrator's voice actually had me looking forward to my runs so I could continue listening.
cute, funny, smart
It's an intriguing and captivating story, with many twists and turns. It made a lot of train rides much more enjoyable.
This was a selection for our book club and it was a hit with everyone. That happens very rarely.
This was a fun and quick read yet there was quite a lot of discussion about the book at our meeting.
Our book club ready enjoyed this read and having the audible made it more exciting to follow along. Some of Bernadette characteristics reminded me of myself. I am going to buy the hard copy to add to my collection.
Finding Bernadette. I really thought she had die.
Bernadette assuring her daughter that no one would come between her marriage at the end.
Bernadette, because it would be fun to reflex with someone I can relate to.
This was my first time reading a book narrated in this manner, but it was great; and caused me to want to read more books like it.
Where'd You Go Bernadette can be summed up in three words: Fun, crazy, rebirth
Not sure I can even compare this book with another book.
Kathleen Wilhoite changed characters seamlessly and effortlessly.
It made me laugh most of the time and cry just a little.
I would recommend reading this book.
After a while her voice became very irritating.
Fun, light comedy.
I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded. The performance was perfection. It was imaginative and entertaining.