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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

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.

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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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    paige3 03-05-15
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    Great format. Loved that so much of the story was told through emails and letters. The ending left me wanting questions answered.

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    Zen Reader Italy 02-28-15
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    The narrator does a fantastic job with the story. Captivating and so many laugh out loud moments. Well worth it!

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    Beth Mableton, GA, United States 02-20-15
    Beth Mableton, GA, United States 02-20-15 Member Since 2003
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    "I just wanted more lovely story!"

    It made me happy sometimes that's all I want from a book. I think I will listen to it again.

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    Jacquelyn Umof 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, not my favorite"

    Good story but wasn't thrilling to me. Cute and funny but wasn't inclined to keep listening. Performance of voices was awesome.

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    bean 02-16-15
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    It was entertaining! Pretty original at least. Took me a while to really get hooked on the story and to adjust to the narrator's voice, but after that it flew by!

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    Alison 02-14-15
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    It's official. Bernadette is my favorite person. This was a good, easy, laugh out loud listen. Narrator was spot on. Loved it!

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    K. L. Hall 02-10-15
    K. L. Hall 02-10-15 Member Since 2008
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    Enjoyed this more than I expected to. Excellent characters, funny but with complexity. Really nice descriptive writing. All the different voices rang true. Entertaining mystery at the center.

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    "So glad it's over..."

    I'm thankful I don't have to listen to her talk or sing anymore. I felt the book took a while to get interesting, the daughter sounded too young and immature for her intellectual capacity and age. I thought she was 8 not 15. Too much was left unfinished at the end. Mehhhhh.

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    A's Mom Sparks, NV 02-04-15
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    "Compelling"

    Wonderfully written with amazing narration. The section after the Rockettes actually brought me to tears. This is one not to miss!!

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    Sara Winnetka, CA, United States 02-04-15
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    This book has some interesting characters but I feel like it can be summed up as first world drama. I guess it's true to life as I know people like these characters but I personally find these types of people a little irritating, thusly this book was probably not a good pick for me.

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