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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Audiobook
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Written by: 
Maria Semple
Narrated by: 
Kathleen Wilhoite
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Cami 03-20-15
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    "Live. This book told me."

    This recording does well with all the voices. Especially good at expressing the precocious and intelligent Bee.

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    Denise Baumgartner 03-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    Good simple story that kept me interested. Good characters and easy to listen to throughout.

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    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-10-15
    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Quirky is good!"
    Would you listen to Where'd You Go, Bernadette again? Why?

    I don't usually listen to books twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    B, the child. Nthe was so precocious and sweet. I loved her sense of humor amd loyalty.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where she talked about the weather man.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Quirky and Smart!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the narrator. She was perfect!

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    Debra 03-06-15
    Debra 03-06-15
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    I did not enjoy this book. I thought it had good potential but it just got very preachy and dull.

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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
    Alison 02-14-15
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    "So good!"

    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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