the book was great and was exactly wanted to listen a kid listern to a book that doesn't have expression in her voice
The author had me hooked the whole way! I cannot believe how true to life this story could be and I was left wanting so much more. If you are a husband, wife, mother, or business was person his story will amaze you! We all get "stuck" and we all have a past. I recommend this book completely!
Kathleen Wilhoite does a delightful job of bringing Bernadette to life, making you like her and getting you to understand her struggles without making her whiney. I really enjoyed her performance.
The Mystery of Mercy Close, because while there is a mystery to be solved, the real story is in the characters and the different experiences that have shaped their lives.
She tells the story with a lot of emotion. Also she sheds a kind of levity on the more sarcastic parts. She reads different passages that could be considered complaining or dwelling with a kind of chuckle and it helps you relate and really enjoy Bernadette.
There's a scene from Bee's perspective where Bernadette is fighting with the neighbor and Bee realizes that the incident is going to get back to her father and it's going to change the way things are. I think everyone has a moment like that, where you have no control over something that you don't want to happen.
It was a very entertaining story and performance. It was hard for me not to binge listen to it and save it for when I was in the car. I enjoyed it very much.
I LOVED the narration of this book. It was so well performed that I will probably listen again. One of those Audible moments when the recorded version has got to be better than reading an actual book. Kathleen Wilhoite went above and beyond with her voicing. The highlight for me as a listener was the amazing rendition of O Holy Night - I was blown away!
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Great writing and an excellent story. I loved it and expected to hate it. I am looking for another.
This ask too many questions. I don't like it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a easy, fast read, and was very enjoyable. The narration did not bother me as some other reviews had stated.
The clever use of emails, letters, medical reports and a TED talk make for a refreshingly original read. The narrator does the individual voices perfectly. Amusing send-up of the suburban Seattle aspirational lifestyle. The narrative does get a bit dark in the second half, but redeems itself by the end. A few bits strain credibility, but overall it's a very fun story. Our Book Club found it very enjoyable.
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This story of Bea, a 15 year old in a 10 year old's body due to a major heart defect in infancy, is interesting up to a point, and then goes -- quite literally -- south. The narrator, especially when voicing Bea, used an unfortunate whine to simulate adolescence. The backstory was more interesting than the novel as it moved forward in time. The COVER is terrific - good marketing!