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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

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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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    jogi pattisapu 07-06-15

    I am a fictional reader. I like strong female characters that's don't require a romance story line.

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    "not what i expected"

    when the story started as emails I groaned.
    but it worked well.
    voices could be more distinct
    would get another book by this author.

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    Angeline 06-26-15
    Angeline 06-26-15
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    Excellent narration! Great story.. My book club will discuss it soonn. Can bo wait. it'll be fun.

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    Melissa California, United States 06-25-15
    Melissa California, United States 06-25-15 Member Since 2013

    My parents told me that my very first word was...BOOK! That was no surprise to me. I have always been surrounded by books.

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    "ZERO STARS"
    Would you try another book from Maria Semple and/or Kathleen Wilhoite?

    Not in a million years. I tried the first two hours...twice, just in case it turned out that I just "wasn't in the mood" the first time around. I 100% fail to see how this is (a) funny; (b) engaging; and (c) worthy of all the rave reviews.


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

    And what genre would that be? Complete gas? Yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen Wilhoite’s performances?

    Doubtful. Her voice makes me want to claw my ears off.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness...I wasted a credit and four hours of my life on this crap.


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    Nathan Ann Arbor, MI United States 06-23-15
    Nathan Ann Arbor, MI United States 06-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    Very enjoyable book and a clever narrative. Really enjoyed hearing perspectives from all different characters.

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    Excellent story, original narrative structure. Funny examination of modern life. Satisfying laughs, emotion, and ending.

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    Vicky J. Crase El Paso, TX United States 06-09-15
    Vicky J. Crase El Paso, TX United States 06-09-15 Member Since 2007
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this title. The reader was original and brought the characters to life.

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    Catherine 06-06-15
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    "Fabulously funny!"

    Loved listening to this quirky, funny book. The characters are all interesting and well developed.

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    Julie 06-05-15
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    "Loved the story, loved the narrator!!!!!"

    Excellent depiction of the world of glass houses. The story was great fun, the narrator brought each character to life, creating poignant characatures of each one. Thorough enjoyment!

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    Nicholas T. 06-03-15
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    "Awesome audiobook!"

    I loved the story and narrator was awesome. Her voice and tone really helped lend a hand to building the characters. I love the writers work too. This book is funny, curious, and a fun tale to follow.

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    Diana 05-26-15
    Diana 05-26-15 Member Since 2002
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    "A delightful listen!"

    This book was a breath of fresh air. I loved all the quirky characters and the writing style. There are so many aspects to the story, but I felt everything came together nicely, and it wasn't difficult to keep up with the different stories and characters. The book told an interesting story, in a unique way, and did a great job painting the scenes, characters, and events with delightful turns of phrase that made me laugh, think, and thoroughly enjoy this story. I am sad to be finished.

    I enjoyed the dramatic style of the narrator. It put the story in perspective and emphasized the large, colorful personalities of the characters.

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