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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    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 2007
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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

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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.

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  • Julie Westmoreland
    Rowsley, Matlock
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    "Liane Moriarty is brilliant."

    Liane Moriarty is becoming one of my favourite authors, a brilliant story and as always beautifully read by Caroline Lee.
    The combination of the two is a wonderful escape from the day to day rush of life.

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  • Miss
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    "Easy to listen to"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. I did find it difficult to establish between which characters were speaking as the narrator did not distinguish between voices. The main character Alice was frustrating in parts and sometimes a little stupid and this was a bit annoying by he end. In summary just a good easy listen to accompany the drive to work but I wouldn't rush to recommend this to a friend. Will try another book by this author though as the story telling in some parts was great and some of he descriptions made the book come alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty Higginson
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    5/24/15
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    "Background noises very annoying."

    Great story, with a good reader - but her consist gulping/swallowing ruined it along with the gulping of her tummy, a clock ticking & even a fly buzzing. I've never experienced any of this with Audible before so was very surprised that the quality was just not there this time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshoogi
    5/14/15
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    "Enjoyable"

    This is not my usual type of book but I felt like a change of genre so chose this one. The story was well written and the characters believable. Most memorable moment was mega meringue day. The narrator told he story very well and was easy to listen to.

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  • Aybee
    5/7/15
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    "Something Different"

    I absolutely loved this book!
    Not having read anything by Liane Moriarty before, I bought this on the strength of the reviews.
    The narrator was precise with clear distinction between characters. To be honest, I didn't think she'd pull it off but I'm pleased to say that I didn't get confused once.
    The topic surprised me because I thought it was about something else. (I'm not one for spoiling it for others)
    I've read and listened to countless books and I've not come across this theme done in such a way before.
    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend 'What Alice Forgot' to bookworms like myself and I now have another authors name added to my ever growing list!!

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  • june
    5/6/15
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    "not a good one"

    oh what a long winded story, i skipped from chapter 14 to chapter 20something then to the end,and nothing exciting had happened in between am sure. dont use your credit or money

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  • Mrs. Gillian C. Melling
    Lancs, UK
    5/5/15
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    "Great book"

    Once again another brilliant book by Lianne Moriarty. I've both read and listened to her books and loved every one

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  • Patricia Nicklin
    5/2/15
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    "Engaging and well written"

    Good story with twists and turns. I laughed, cried and was often surprised too. Too much descriptive detail so long winded.
    The spoilt kids voices were so annoying even if they were true to life.
    Would read her books again.

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  • Claire
    4/30/15
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    "Is love to tell my 30 year old self a few things"

    Wish my husband would read this book too. Great story about life and priority and how you are shaped by your choices and influences.

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