Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
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.
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 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.
I like it when I find a new author I knew nothing about. I had to download her others to read on ipad.
Everything I read of Mrs. Moriarty is so interesting and fun to read. This book is hard to rate but it's one of my top 5
The ENDING! I never expected it. But I love how real Liane's stories are. How relatable. How everyone can put their self in the main characters shoes.
Hard to say, but I'd have to say in the epilogue.
What if forgetting your life, could fix everything?
I loved this book. I thought the narrator did a brilliant job. The story was very interesting and thought provoking but I was most drawn to the narrator.
The author did an amazing job painting a birds eye view (wide angle) of Alice's life story and emotions like a Rembrandt.. This story is about life and how it transforms without even realizing who we have become in comparison to who our younger self believed we would be... Perspective redefined.. It's beautiful, raw and left me jealous of those w short stints of amnesia that get to re-see and re- evaluate the grand scheme of what life really is meant to be about...
I loved listening to this book. The narratives voice was pleasing and lovely to hear. I could relate to Alice and Elizabeth on many levels. I'm so glad that Slice ended up with Nick. I was not going to be happy if she didn't. I think that it's the little choices we make everyday that can make us end up in a totally different place than we had hoped. It was a story that has really made me think about the things that are most important. My only wish is that the author would remove the "F" word. That word offends me and I almost stopped listening to it because of that word. I also need to be careful who I recommend to read this book just because of that word.
I have read all but Leeanne Moriarty's first book, "THREE WISHES." This book speaks to almost any female reader that would find herself in almost any predicament, it's real, it's raw, I really could identify with most of the characters in this book. If you enjoyed her other books I would definitely recommend this one. It does not start off slow, it starts off with a bang and maintains that momentum. I laughed and cried a lot throughout the book, it could've been PMS, LOL. The only book left for me to read at this time by this author is, "Three Wishes," which is ironically, her first book.