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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect. And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend, and quite simply, mum. Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her. Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel.

    valerie says: "If you like the genre, this is first rate"
    "What a wonderful book!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Where'd You Go, Bernadette to be better than the print version?

    The audio version was much more fun than reading it -- the reader(s?) was modulation heaven -- fab


    What other book might you compare Where'd You Go, Bernadette to and why?

    I have enjoyed many books but few surface to the top of the list like this one -- Fredrick and Fredirika; Life Expectancy all had Pat Conroy -level images.
    This is brilliantly written with meaningful imagry that congured up the scene in fulll technicolor


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a mother who juggles the frustrations and rewards of life and home and career and creativity -- this is a great listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Myth of You and Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Leah Stewart
    • Narrated By Staci Snall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    The Myth of You and Me, the story of Cameron and Sonia's friendship, as intense as any love affair, and its dramatic demise, captures the universal sense of loss and nostalgia that often lingers after the end of an important relationship. Searingly honest, beautiful, and full of fragile urgency, The Myth of You and Me is a celebration and portrait of a friendship that will appeal to anyone who still feels the absence of that first true friend.

    Jen says: "A happy ending isn't really the end."
    "Warm and Enjoyable"
    Overall

    This was thoughtfully read, well parsed and a beautiful book. The imagery and phraseology is beautiful and a great book for a long drive.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life Expectancy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (182)

    Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

    Nicholas says: "Not my favorite Koontz, but still engaging..."
    "the best"
    Overall

    This is one of the best and most enjoyable books ever.
    good production values, great relationship with the reader -- just enough clues to keep you happy and just enough surprises to keep you amazed.

    Vintage Koontz.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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