Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, shes a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, shes a disgrace; to design mavens, shes 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 Bernadettes 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 daughters role in an absurd world.
Publisher: Audiogo, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781619691117
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)


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JCLHopeH Oct 19, 2014

Random, quirky and a lot of fun. Embrace the over-the-top storyline and enjoy the adventurous tale.

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Dec 25, 2016

Hysterical - very funny, a wonderful light story.

AL_CHRISTINES Oct 03, 2016

A unique way to approach a book, and a fun read.

PimaLib_MegginK May 07, 2015

I listened to this book and loved it. It's like a hilarious sitcom. My teenage son (who usually prefers music to my books in the car) didn't want me turn this one off!

Apr 23, 2015

I am not sure I would have finished this novel if I had not been listening to it on audio -- what astoundingly self-absorbed and awful characters! Sure, that's partially the point; it's also not very fun to read.

Apr 15, 2015

Tedious characters who get more bizarre and do increasingly things as the book plods on. They'd gleefully go on a midnight walk in a lonely wood when there's an escaped maniac murderer on the loose.

JCLHopeH Oct 19, 2014

Random, quirky and a lot of fun. Embrace the over-the-top storyline and enjoy the adventurous tale.

Aug 12, 2014

I adored this book! You simply MUST read this book if you've ever lived in Seattle, visited Seattle, or heard of Seattle.

May 13, 2014

Great read! loved the characters, the plot, the setting, the story! It was not a simplistic chic read which is what I was expecting. Much more complex and layered! Loved it!

Sythia_C Jan 08, 2014

I can definitely see how the author was a writer on Arrested Development. The story and characters are sometimes over the top, but so funny and told in such an engaging way.
Normally I hate it when a narrator tries different voices for different characters, but this one was fantastic.

Oct 06, 2013

Truly the best audiobook I've ever listened to and the narrator gave me chills during Bee's visit to the Christmas program. I could listen to that narrator read the phone book. The actual story is a grandiose 5! I completely fancy all the characterization throughout this novel. On top of all that's great about this novel; it is laugh out loud funny throughout!

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APlazek Feb 27, 2013

Where'd You Go, Bernadette is one of the quirkiest books of the year. It is a satire of the rich and the lifestyles of Seattle and Microsoft, but is dead on funny. Told through the voice of Bernadette's teenage daughter Bee (short for Balashnika) and vairous e-mails, text messages and other communications. Hysterical!


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