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Nicki

Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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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
    (69)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (61)

    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"
    "Excrutiatingly painful"
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    What would have made Where'd You Go, Bernadette better?

    Nothing.


    Has Where'd You Go, Bernadette turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, it has totally put me off "bubblegum" literature / chic lit.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kathleen Wilhoite?

    Anyone other than her.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The story line contains no substance and far removed from reality, the narrator’s voice sounded like nails on a chalkboard and Bernadette’s continual and long winded rants about everything wrong in her privileged world are unbearable. I abandoned the book three times before returning to it with the hope that it would get better. It didn’t.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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