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 read and listen to books. I drink tea. I sleep like a cat and wished I lived in Hawaii.
I recently listened to "The Husband's Secret" (Moriarty's latest book) and enjoyed it so much that I needed to find something else of hers to read. I didn't know that I could like chick-lit so much. Is this chick-lit? I felt like it was smarter than what I typically think of as chick-lit. Maybe it could be called contemporary fiction for women, but is that just chick-lit in the end?
I really like Moriarty's formula. She creates an interesting event that her stories revolve around. Her books are suspenseful with side plots that also have hidden secrets. In this book, Alice bumps her head at the gym and forgets the last ten years of her life. AMNESIA! What a interesting and soap opera thing to have happened, minus all the bad lighting. So instead of knowing that she is 39, Alice thinks she is 29. Of course, Alice's life has change a lot over the last ten years and not necessarily for the better. We get to see in time all of what Alice has forgotten about her own life as well as those close to her. Her sister and grandmother also play significant roles in the book and narrate sporadically. Maybe the amnesia twist is over the top, but I think that Alice's reaction to the event and to those close to her was convincing. I thought it was smart and well executed on the author's part. I didn't love the ending, it was a bit drawn out and slow, but it didn't leave anything unresolved. Overall, the book was heart-warming and heart-breaking with a bit of humor tossed in.
I don't think this will appeal much to men. It gets a bit dramatic and focuses on the thoughts and feelings of 3 different women. It's a bit "girly". And, like I stated before, this isn't a book that you would call literary, even though I think Moriarty has well thought out plots and dialogue. I enjoyed the narration by Lovatt-Smith, especially her Australian accent. I thought she was charming. If you are a woman that enjoys chick-lit or contemporary fiction, then I think you will enjoy this listen/read.
Never without an audible book on my phone!
My first Liane Moriarty book. What a nice surprise! Definitely a step above chic lit. Engaging, humorous and thought provoking. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. It just kept ending...3 or 4 times. I thought the conclusion would have been better if the author stopped with the first ending.
Definitely will! It was a wonderful story!
I couldn't guess how it would end !
Perfect accent for the characters.
And what was worth remembering.
Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.
I spent about three days immersed in Alice's story. It's all about amnesia, marriage, divorce, infertility, having children--life! Basically, it is what I call a "relationship book." No monsters, no non-stop action, no murders. However, there certainly was a slowly unfolding mystery. The story held me spellbound, and I never lost interest.
I was particularly charmed by the narrator, Tamara Lovatt-Smith. Her delightful Australian accent, along with a perfect take on Alice's personality, made me love listening to this story. Her voice remained in my head the next day after I had finished my listen.
If I had a minor quibble, it would be that Ms. Lovatt-Smith should learn how to do different voices to make the narration a little easier for listeners. I am sure this will come in time.
The next time I get the craving for a "relationship" book, I will certainly turn to Liane Moriarty. And hopefully, to Ms. Lovatt-Smith.
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 .
Time for me is the biggest commodity and I'm very stingy with it. I love the fact that I don't have to sit still to read a book.
I loved the way this book was written. I was not sure at first at the way Alice was handling her lost memory. But as the story went on it became clear how she was approaching things at her own speed. It can make you think about how relationships in your own life have changed in just 10 years.
We never really give it a thought about the directions our lives go in until something happens. The decisions we've made and people we know all have bearing on our lives. In essence, Alice got a second chance to redo her life and make the decision that would make and keep her happiness.
As with other Liane Moriarity's books I've read, Lovatt-Smith's voice is perfect.
I never listen to a book in one sitting. I always enjoyed coming back to this book. And unlike other books I'm not truly interested in...with this book I never forgot where I left off.
This book was very good, although like many of Moriarty's books, it started slow. While I've read negative reviews about elizabeth, I connected with her and love her character. This is a definite must read!
This was my first audio book ever. In my entire 41 years of life. I've always been a big reader. I think it was just hard for me to enjoy the book without seeing the words. I would lose focus and drift into thought about other things other than the book. I do love the idea of listening to books since I spend so much time in my car driving my children around. I will keep trying. But maybe I need short stories. The performance of the orator could have had more voice inflection. That may have helped.
I didn't read the print version.
All of the characters - I really enjoy listening to Tamara as the narrator.