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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2618)
    Performance
    (2353)
    Story
    (2352)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Ouch... this was a bit painful to listen to."
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    Would you try another book from Maria Semple and/or Kathleen Wilhoite?

    Nope.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was hard to get through the whole book, when virtually every character was unlikeable and the story exaggerated and silly. If I didn't have 1,800 miles of driving to go, I would have left it half "read." It picked up a bit over the last third and seemed to come together at the end, with the characters becoming more real and whole.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (4214)
    Performance
    (2748)
    Story
    (2777)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "Amazing in every way"
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    Any additional comments?

    One can consider four aspects of this book. The scientific aspects are of course very interesting, as the cancer cell line provided a tool that has led to many important advances in medicine. But the personal story of Henrietta Lacks' family is what proves to be riveting in this, especially the last third of the book. Thirdly, I came away amazed at the perseverance and talent of the author, who researched and told the story in such a neutral, nuanced, thorough and sensitive way. Finally, the reader was simply outstanding. Many people had previously told me to read this book, but on the surface it didn't sound that interesting. I'm very glad I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2875)
    Performance
    (1426)
    Story
    (1433)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "One bizarre book"
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    Would you try another book from Christopher Moore and/or Fisher Stevens?

    Not by Moore. Not sure what I was expecting, but the story was quite uneven. Some interesting parts... some some slightly amusing... some just plain dumb.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Fisher Stevens?

    Yes, he did a nice job.


    Did Lamb inspire you to do anything?

    Go outside and get some sun?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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