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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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    Tina Stanko 03-18-16
    Tina Stanko 03-18-16 Member Since 2015

    I love reading but I also love to listen while gardening, driving or doing my work. I'm in two book clubs and a bible study.

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

    Yes


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    IDK


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Made the daughter sound like she was 5 and she was a teenager.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

    Not sure


    Any additional comments?

    Just didn't like how the story was all over the place.

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    Julia 03-17-16
    Julia 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the greatest... maybe more of a teen read"
    What did you like best about Where'd You Go, Bernadette? What did you like least?

    The end was decent. Really not very climactic


    Would you be willing to try another book from Maria Semple? Why or why not?

    Probably not... wasn't really my cup of tea. The performance was decent.


    Do you think Where'd You Go, Bernadette needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. The ending pretty much summed it up.


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    nstansbury 03-15-16
    nstansbury 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Bernadette"

    I loved this book. The story is a bit of a fairy tale but the characters are delightful and it is so well written. I will definitely read it again.

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    Chesney L Spivey 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    I'm so disappointed that this is over. I couldn't stop listening. This has become my favorite story. Loved it!

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    Guy BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, United States 03-10-16
    Guy BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, United States 03-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "If you are a 40 year old educated mother... listen"
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    This was a great under-rated book. I loved the narration - though, I can see how some would be annoyed by it. The story is great - funny, sad, relevant. I've listened to great deep books. This book is an easy listen that is deep enough. I loved it.

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    Anna 02-19-16
    Anna 02-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "awesome book"

    thrilling and surprising. a must read! how exaggeration can cause so much damage is unreal.

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    TubeBoob Bellevue, WA 02-15-16
    TubeBoob Bellevue, WA 02-15-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Kathleen Wilhite is an amazing narrator."

    I've seen Kathleen Wilhoite the actress, but hearing her narration of this book was a revelation. Her reading is what got me hooked on the story and the characters. I hope I am able to find more books she's narrated.

    I found the characters intriguing although the plot resolution was probably the weakest element of the whole. All in all, I would gladly listen to another book by this author and by this narrator.

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    Millie Coleman Atlanta, GA, US 02-13-16
    Millie Coleman Atlanta, GA, US 02-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Ridiculous book"

    Dumb plot. Irritating reader's voice. Please, don't waste your time and money on this book.

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    Carlee 02-12-16
    Carlee 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved this!"

    I'm not a big reader of fiction but I love this book! Excellent story! I had all of the feelings while listening.

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    Emma 02-05-16
    Emma 02-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "AMAZING!!!! "

    Loved loved loved this book. And what performance. I just didn't want it to end

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