I was looking for a lighthearted "spacer" between books, and I got more that I expected. I found myself eager to keep listening. I wanted to see how things turned out for everyone - Alice, her sister, her grandmother, Nick, her kids. As a consequence, my "kill some time" book went by very quickly.
Perhaps the precipitating incident was a little implausible, but this is fiction, after all, and I thought the author made the characters and their circumstances believable and understandable. I thought the book was smart, humorous, and enjoyable.
Say something about yourself!
For light reading, this book and others by Moriarty are great.
I really valued the marriage difficulties and successes in this book. It's so true, and if you're in a marriage that has had its fair share of shakes you're bound to really get into the storyline.
The narration is very "interesting." Narrator Lovatt-Smith is very distinctive. She can be slow and sultry or quick with the wit of a line. However, her voice is flat to me. She doesn’t do enough to represent each character, imo. I did like how she acted out each child’s voice in this novel. That was a bit of a thrill, but the rest of the characters were rather flat.
I would take Mrs. Moriarty, the author, out! We could share a bottle of wine and she could tell me the plot of her next book because I can't wait for number four :)
This story is FANTASTIC! What Alice Forgot is my second novel by Moriarty and I listened to it in just four days! Like with the first, The Husband’s Secret, the setting is in Australia. I love the backdrop; it’s so much fun to hear the references made to American culture. For instance, you’ll see lines about Bill Clinton and Brad Pitt weaved into the plot. And, in the other hand, you get lines like “the child cradled her mother’s leg like a koala.” So much fun!! Also, Moriarty’s style is so fascinating. She has women pegged! And I don’t say that lightly. She bounces around from their words to their thoughts exploring all aspects of dialog. This is really hard to do and I have seen it get very sticky in other books but never with her. She is an expert at not only exploring all viewpoints of dialog but she also tells simultaneous stories that parallel the protagonist. Just genius! I was turned on to Moriarty by a reviewer and I hope I too can encourage a listen too. I doubt you’ll regret it.
I enjoy literary fiction with character depth and psychological exploration. I am in my 50s, work in psychology, and love the outdoors.
This is a great Australian story, funny and interesting. Ideas are presented about a woman's life, relationships and choices. The writing is fairly simple but enjoyable and engaging. In fact, after listening to this book, I went on to listen to the author's other two available books.
I like it when I find a new author I knew nothing about. I had to download her others to read on ipad.
I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
Ok - so I am like a lot of people and I see my relationship and want to know what I can do to make it better. Sometimes I read a book about relationships... but usually found in the self help section... but THIS BOOK - this is a book that can very possibly give you insight to your own relationship.
I loved this book - I loved the premise, the narrator... the story. I loved the ending - heck... it's a great book.
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
This is the story of all of your lives and what happens in them!
I could not put this book down until the end!!!
Yes I would recommend this book to a friend. The story is solid and keeps you interested. At first I feel sorry for Alice because everyone is being impatient with her and not remembering that she has significant memory loss. And then she kind of accepts it and starts living again but on her terms. She doesn't have all of the baggage from before she lost her memory and she is not as angry and hurtful.
It is similar but more interesting than Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. Both books are about memory loss and regaining ones life. And in both books the main character goes through some growth pains. But if I remember correctly in Remember Me?, it doesn't have such a great ending.
Why I'm glad you asked.... I have listened to Tamara Lovatt-Smith's performance of The Hypnotist Love Story. And I enjoyed that performance as well. She did a brilliant job in both performances.
When Alice started to warm to her husband again and then when he started to warm towards her. It was nice because you could tell they still loved each other.
This was a good listen and I really enjoy Liane Moriarty's writing. She has another good book that I like and its The Husbands Secret. There is a different narrator but the book is again really nice and surprising.
As far as What Alice Forget this book kept my interest writ till the end.
I liked them all. But Alice was my favorite.
I enjoy listening a few hours a day as I work. Lucky for me I work at home .
No - only because I do not like when the readers have a strong accent and this one had an Australian accent.
That it was interesting but not too predictable!
What a diiference 10 years can make.
I could not listen to the book any longer-I wanted to get my moneys worth but in the end it was just to boring. Narration slow and irritating.
Listen to "Where'd you go Bernadette?" again.