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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Maria Semple

Narrated By: Kathleen Wilhoite

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: August 2012

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes


A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this whip-smart and 'divinely funny' novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).
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 her best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette vanishes. It all 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, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.


  • Tammi K.

    Loved this book! The narrator was fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sandra T.

    Good story, great characters, & interesting site locations. Narrator did great job of so many voices!

  • Anonymous

    Grate book I love this book so much

  • Janet D.

    Great book. The narrator was annoying when reading.

  • Anonymous

    Loved the narration and thought she captured B's voice and emotion. This book was full of laughs as well as drama.. It was really well constructed. Loved the book!

  • Dora F.

    I liked the story in the beginning, then when I thought about what was this all about I really didn't like It. Self indulgence story. The narrator could tune down a bit the dramatization.

  • Janani M.

    great story and related to recent life

  • Kelly G.

    Great story, excellent narration!!

  • Carly K

    An absolute delight. I loved the characters; loved sweet B! I can't wait for the movie!

  • Jennifer H

    Book was engaging and well written. The narration was stellar!

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