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    • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    • A Novel
    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,728
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,723

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

    • By jennifer on 01-28-16

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Today Will Be Different

    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,129
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

    Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story but narration was hit and miss

    • By Laurel Dean on 11-08-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $22.80

    • This One Is Mine

    • A Novel
    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Claire Christie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 153

    Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • REMARKABLE! Every Human Emotion Is Intertwined Exquisitely Throughout

    • By Tracy P. on 01-29-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife. To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace. To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect. And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend, and quite simply, mum. Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her. Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like the genre, this is first rate

    • By Valerie on 08-21-12

    Regular price: $26.64

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Maria Semple

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Maria Semple, Elise Italiaander
    • Narrated by: Maria Semple, Elise Italiaander
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Maria Semple joins Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest book.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Today Will Be Different

    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Eleanor Flood knows she's a mess. But today will be different. Today she will shower and put on real clothes. She will attend her yoga class after dropping her son, Timby, off at school. She'll see an old friend for lunch. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens. For today is the day Timby has decided to pretend to be ill to weasel his way into his mother's company.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • mediocre

    • By maryam on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • This One Is Mine

    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Penny Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - but she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Fiction

    • Laugh Track (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Merrill Markoe, Bill Scheft, Maria Semple, and others
    • Narrated by: Amy Wallen
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19