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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

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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. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.

To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence - creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

©2012 Maria Semple (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Deborah 09-16-15
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    This book was entertaining and the reader was quite good. There were sections that dragged, but it's truly a fun and lovely life affirming story, even if a wee bit far fetched. I listened to it quickly which generally means I was engaged.

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    Elizabeth Citro 09-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    The performance was very good though I recognized the actress's voice right away and was distracting at times. The story kept my attention but wasn't my style (I'm more The Kind Worth Killing, The Luckiest Girl Alive, etc).

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    Alex 08-21-15
    Alex 08-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "i liked everything about this"
    What did you love best about Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

    I thought it was well written and well acted. It's hard to pick one best thing about this audiobook - very enjoyable.


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

    I listened to this right after having listened to the girl on the train, and i thought there were several similar themes, though this was more lighthearted.


    Which character – as performed by Kathleen Wilhoite – was your favorite?

    Probably Bernedette


    If you could rename Where'd You Go, Bernadette, what would you call it?

    i don't know I'm not a writer.


    Any additional comments?

    very good book definitely recommend.

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    Diana 08-16-15
    Diana 08-16-15 Member Since 2008
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    Marvelously imaginative story. Too bad the reader was not always in synch with the dialogue.

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    Carolyn S. Greene Austin, Texas USA 08-07-15
    Carolyn S. Greene Austin, Texas USA 08-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!!!!"

    I truly enjoyed the characters in this story - each with an interesting mix of quirky, tragic, loving and ugly traits. And, as someone working in "hi-tech", it was fun to hear the bits about Microsoft, Ted Talks, etc.

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    Jessica 08-06-15
    Jessica 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved loved loved!!!"

    Probably my my favorite audiobook download. Interesting and intriguing story, excellent narration. Could not wait to get back in my car to continue the story! Would sometimes stay in my car an extra minute to keep listening. Download now!!!

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    Stacy 08-05-15
    Stacy 08-05-15
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    "Laugh out loud funny"

    Best story I've heard yet. Reader is amazing!
    Laugh out loud funny A must listen to for moms.

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    Honor 08-05-15
    Honor 08-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A new favorite!"
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    What a funny, moving tale! I look forward to listening to other works by this author.

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    Mallory E Camp 08-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    This book was great! The story was captivating and the unique style in which it is presented contributed to the mystery of Bernadette.

    Narration was a bit confusing at times, especially during some of the longer correspondences, but overall well done.

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    Danielle 07-31-15
    Danielle 07-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great, fast-moving story"

    A very entertaining read. I got hooked from the beginning and finished it very fast. It's a very well planned storyline and will be especially entertaining to those who, like myself, live in Seattle.

    There are what I would consider loose ends, though, so I'm guessing a follow up book is planned.

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