So B. It

  • by Sarah Weeks
  • Narrated by Cherry Jones
  • 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You couldn't really tell about Mama's brain just from looking at her, but it was obvious as soon as she spoke. She had a high voice, like a little girl's, and she only knew 23 words. I know this for a fact, because we kept a list of the things Mama said tacked to the inside of the kitchen cabinet. Most of the words were common ones, like good and more and hot, but there was one word only my mother said, soof. Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally disabled mother and their doting neighbor, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi's thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.

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What the Critics Say

"A remarkable novel." (New York Times Book Review)
"This is lovely writing - real, touching, and pared cleanly down to the essentials." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Exquisitely written; perfectly read

I've had "So B. It" on my wish list for months, based simply on the intriguing description. Now I am only sorry I didn't get it sooner just so I could tell more people how wonderful it is. The story is almost magical in its beauty and the narration only enhances that beauty. According to other sources this is a book written for young people, ages 9-12, but I have grandchildren older than that! This is a story written for all ages. I normally choose audiobooks of epic length, often in the mystery or thriller categories, or non-fiction in a variety of fields, but "So B. It" could equally be classified as mystery, thriller, chick-lit or self-improvement, not to mention children's literature. Truly a story for all ages, to be read over and over again. Soof!

This is destined to be a classic. Sarah Weeks, more, please!
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- Becky

Audio books don't get better than this

In fact, no book gets better than this. It is beautiful, sad, thrilling and perhaps the best book I have read/heard in years. Sarah Weeks tells more story in 4 and 1/2 hours than most best selling authors tell in a lifetime.

The narrator is every bit as good as the author--a perfect match. Don't hesitate. This is a surefire winner for your next download.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio