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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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    "Wasn't what I expected"

    But the plot and characters were engaging so I had to finish. Not as light/funny as I had hoped.

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    Carol J. Carlson 04-25-16 Member Since 2008
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    Cunning and fun, I enjoyed it immensely. The narration is spot on perfect. Highly recommend.

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    Suz 04-20-16
    Suz 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    Enjoyed the story. Good context and crisp voice. Loved Bee. Hope there is a sequel.

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    bebe South Carolina 04-18-16
    bebe South Carolina 04-18-16

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    Great book. Interesting story. Fantastic reader. I started this book and did not turn it off until I finished. The author smacked so called "do gooders" for their hypocrisy and snarkiness and I appreciated her sentiments. She did all this smacking in a funny and interesting story with great characters and outlandish situations. Even while "smacking" the author does seem to recognize that everything is not black and white. Very well done. The reader is excellent. At first I thought she was over the top, but after the first couple of chapters I realized that she was performing that way for a very good reason and I began to really enjoy her performance. I particularly liked O Holy Night. She sang it extremely well. This book set in my library for months and I am glad I finally downloaded and listened. I am sorry I put it off so long.

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    Bernadette 04-13-16
    Bernadette 04-13-16
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    The story starts off a tad slow but you soon get into it. The narrator is so enthusiastic, she pulls you in.
    you feel every emotion and find yourself guessing on what will happen and how you feel about some characters. I would read this over and listen along with it.

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    Stefanie 04-13-16
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    This was predictable with a predictable ending. I didn't find it stimulating in any way. I kept hoping for something unexpected but it just never came.

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    Stacey 04-10-16
    Stacey 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and performance"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was very entertaining and there were times that I literally laughed out loud. In addition to the story itself, the performance was excellent.

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    Kathryn 04-04-16
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    loved this! just when I thought the story was getting a little slow, it sped right along!

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    KJK 04-03-16
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    "Brilliantly written and performed!"

    I enjoyed this book so much, I carried my phone around my home and office so I could keep listening!

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 04-02-16
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 04-02-16 Member Since 2013

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    "I think middle school/ high school will like it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think very young will like it. It is a unique story, a little nod to Gone Girl twist. Teen girls will relate.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It has a happy ending. There was a twist at the end but most things were somewhat predictable.


    What three words best describe Kathleen Wilhoite’s performance?

    She did the characters well. I will not be seeking her out however.


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

    Yes.


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    I would have to say at several points in the book there were long diatribes that drove me crazy!

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