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What Alice Forgot | [Liane Moriarty]

What Alice Forgot

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.
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When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, whom she knows will be worried about her. But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life.

In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her.

©2010 Liane Moriarty (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 02-02-14
    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 02-02-14 Member Since 2013

    I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow

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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

    Yes I probably will listen to it again


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the concept of the book. It was so well written and believable.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    I liked all of them but my favourite was Franny


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Imagine skipping 10 years of your life


    Any additional comments?

    I'm just new to listening to Liane Moriarty and I lust love her stories! This is my second book of hers, I listened to My Husbands Secret and loved that's. This one I enjoyed more and didn't want it to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 05-30-13
    suzanne Kenmore, Australia 05-30-13
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    "A wonderful reshreshing honest and beautiful book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of What Alice Forgot to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the Australian narrator nailed the funny moments and accentuated the personalities of the main characters


    What other book might you compare What Alice Forgot to and why?

    None so far. It was very different and a real opener to how we can change in 10 years, why and how everyone has a different perspective on things


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    I loved Elizabeth and her "homework" to her Doctor


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    WhenAlices senses were overloaded in the hospital by frangrance. Sense of smell is very emotive and it captures this perfectly


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Petra Potgietersrus, South Africa 05-26-11
    Petra Potgietersrus, South Africa 05-26-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Realistic, funny and touching"

    I could hardly stop listening. The story seems very true to reality. I love the way the author interprets her characters, so honest and sometimes very funny. And of course I love Caroline Lee as a reader. It's so easy to listen to her. She is a very talented lady.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    barbara Brookside, Australia 07-10-10
    barbara Brookside, Australia 07-10-10 Member Since 2007
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    "What Alice Forgot"

    Really enjoyed this book. It was engaging, the characters were well described and realistic. In book form I would have found it hard to put down.

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    salcolgan 11-11-14
    salcolgan 11-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "really enjoyable read"
    What did you love best about What Alice Forgot?

    Liane Moriaty has a way of making very real characters present very real issues in a thought provoking and clever way. Caroline Lee brings these characters to life. They are the pole next door, your old school teacher, the guy at the coffee shop...it's li,ke walking through your own life but with your eyes and ears really wide open!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Liane Moriarty? Why or why not?

    onto my third and still going. Big Little Lies is the best though!


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Caroline Lee makes the characters real. She has a fabulous sense of timing. I can see that she and the author must have a very good understanding of each other


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the realisation that time changes most things but not who we really are pops up many times during the book and it is a simple but refreshing and somehow deeply comforting


    Any additional comments?

    read this book. she tells a great tale in a very clever and moving way and the narrator is all these characters, just as you might read (or hear) them yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn @theBookDate Paraparaumu, New Zealand 09-30-14
    Kathryn @theBookDate Paraparaumu, New Zealand 09-30-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Throroughly Enjoyable Listening."

    This is the second book I have listened to by Liane Moriarty and read by Caroline Lee. The narrator does an excellent job and really enhances the book. Always a plus when that happens. I liked the twists and turns in the plot and imagine if this really did happen.

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    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 09-15-14
    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 09-15-14 Member Since 2010

    I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!

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    "Life as we know it.."

    A good story of a marriage that has gone wrong and how there's simplicity in fixing it if only we could forget the past.... Which Alice did! A story of a normal life, the climb up the corporate ladder and how material things get in the way of love and life. A lovely read!

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    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-14-14
    Moonglotexas South Africa 09-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Fast forward 10 years of your life, what a premise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Mind-shifting! Take a little time and walk in the shoes of the main character, it's a fun and moving read!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The premise, you wake up from a head injury and you have forgotten the last 10 years - what assumptions about your relationship then would you make now! Beautifully written!


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Energy and fun! She brings the humour out fabulous!


    Any additional comments?

    Love Liane Moriarty and this is a favourite amongst her novels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Thought provoking, difficult to put down"
    If you could sum up What Alice Forgot in three words, what would they be?

    Makes you think!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Alice Forgot?

    How useful it is for us to take a step back and look at our own life's with innocent eyes


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

    I really enjoy listening to Caroline Lee. I liked Frannie best


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have done. I would have.


    Any additional comments?

    A really excellent book. I want another to listen to now!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Evelyn
    Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
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    "Most enjoyable"

    I have now listened to two books by this author and have enjoyed both. The narrator, Caroline Lee, is very good particularly when reading the children's parts. It is a story about a family and a marriage set in Sydney, Australia which makes a change from the usual USA or UK. The story is satisfying with a good beginning, middle and end. What more can you ask for unless you are wanting something highbrow to listen to?

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    Beeny, Boscastle, United Kingdom
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    "A must listen"
    What made the experience of listening to What Alice Forgot the most enjoyable?

    The narrator Caroline Lee makes this book. She bring all the characters to life. The story is really easy to listen to and very funny in parts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is really easy to listen to and entertaining.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • gill
    Okehampton, United Kingdom
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    "This was a delightful surprise"

    I loved this and it's not my usual sort of read. I chose it after reading Little Lies, which I enjoyed but this was even better. What could have been a very contrived story line was rendered captivating by the freshness and humour, beautifully brought to life by the narrator. It would be hard to read without considering what our ten-years-ago self would think of us now!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    7/8/14
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    "Makes you think!"
    Where does What Alice Forgot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    An interesting story which makes you think about relationships.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Alice Forgot?

    Alice's understanding that it's so easy to bicker with the one you love without realising the damage you're doing.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

    Alice was my favourite character.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If only it was possible to be the person you once were ..


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. It was a good story, and made me think about my relationships. It made me question the type of person I am, and to make me think about how I'd grown and matured not always for the better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Pulham Market, United Kingdom
    11/20/13
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    "It's an old idea but works well"

    Character suffers bang on head and forgets what time they live in. This is an old idea but What Alice Forgot is a very good example. Loved the interaction between Alice and her sister in particularly. The story will probably make any mother who listens think hard between their pre baby and post child selves, it certainly did for me. If only we could go back and tell our childless selves what parenthood really means!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    9/23/14
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    "How life changes our personality"
    What made the experience of listening to What Alice Forgot the most enjoyable?

    How she came to realise how much she had changed over the last 10 years. How it changed how she veiwed others, how other people viewed her, and her outlook on life. It really made me think how I might have changed over the last 10 years!! I sort of guessed how the story might end but it was still nice to hear the happy ending - and for her sister too.


    What other book might you compare What Alice Forgot to, and why?

    Possibly, 'Before I go to Sleep' only because the main character in that had also lost her memory, but the story lines were quite different.


    What three words best describe Caroline Lee’s performance?

    annoying, high pitched, irritating. (I see that she narrates most of Lianne Moriartys books and for that reason I could not listen to another!!)


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.(Robbie Burns)


    Any additional comments?

    Really good book and worth reading, but only listen to it if you can endure the narrators irritating voice!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • laatkins
    WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom
    8/17/14
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    "if you like Bridget Jones then you'll like this."
    Would you consider the audio edition of What Alice Forgot to be better than the print version?

    I listened but have not read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It wasn't predictable and I liked the honesty of Alices sister.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The last mother's day.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I wanted to know what, when,how and of course how it ends.


    Any additional comments?

    The beginning was not great, but have to get into the way it's written. I found it goes all round the houses to tell you anything, saying that though the middle and end once you did know things were great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    8/16/14
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    "Great listen!"
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    This is an excellent listen/read. An unusual story, not predictable (apart from the end as it came along). Really good, likeable characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Penny
    8/11/14
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    "Brilliant read"
    Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

    I tend to re-listen to books I've enjoyed over and over and I only chose this one from a suggestion from audible because I was running out of familiar authors. I have only just listened to it after downloading ages ago. Wish I'd listened before, it was fantastic, and if I hadn't waited so long I'd be ready to listen again!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all the characters, and could empathise with something in all of them (except, I hope, Kate Harper!)


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    We'll read, different characters came through well.


    Any additional comments?

    Beautifully written - if I'd been reading rather than listening I'd probably have stayed up all night until I'd finished. I love the different voices, very cleverly told through Alice's thoughts, Elizabeth's diary and Franny's blog. And the ending was just right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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