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What Alice Forgot Audiobook

What Alice Forgot

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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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    mammaLinda 02-10-15
    mammaLinda 02-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    Even though it is not the main theme, Liane Moriarty describes infertility and the toughts and actions of a childless mother fabulously ✨

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    salcolgan 11-11-14
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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.

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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

    Live life Joyfully!

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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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  • Sara-Jayne
    9/6/16
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    "Excellent, thought provoking and gripping"
    If you could sum up What Alice Forgot in three words, what would they be?

    Really good read


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

    Alice


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The book touched a chord with me in so many ways. I don't have 3 children and I'm not getting divorced but I could really identify with the way that life and parenting really changes you from the idealistic, laid back person you are when you're young and carefree. I loved the way that the book kept you in suspense as to what had happened to Gina and in the last 10 years of Alice's life.

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  • Maria
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    9/4/16
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    "Enjoyable."

    A good story. It was cleverly written to give you little snippets of info as Alice's memories gradually unravel.
    An enjoyable, easy listen.

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  • Sasha
    8/7/16
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    "Beautiful"

    This book grabbed by attention from the start and was a brilliant and emotional story

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  • Amazon Customer
    8/2/16
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    "great audio book"

    completely loved this audio book, I have listened to a lot of her books, and she never fails to impress, didn't want to stop listening, very indepth without being too heavy, you get totally into the characters, and can't wait to hear what is going to happen next

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  • berskins
    7/28/16
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    "Wonderful story"

    I loved this book. It is quirky and funny and sad. The characters are real. The situations easily identified with. Well done.

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  • The Smiths
    7/25/16
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    "Thought provoking and a really good read!"

    This was a very clever book, I loved the way all the characters had a part in the narrative and even though some chapters were very short, it all works! I found the way Alice coped from being supermum to forgetting 10 yrs thought provoking, touching and laugh out loud funny.
    Read it, it's really good. X

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  • Elzbieta Kobylska
    7/18/16
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    "Loved it! Couldn't stop listening to it!"

    A really entertaining story. First time I listened to this narrator I didn't like her. Now she's my favourite! I loved the book!

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  • Patricia Walker
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    7/14/16
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    "Gently disturbing"

    I would imagine this story would not have such a profound effect on most people as it has on me but it opened a pathway to understanding my own long-buried memories and for that I am grateful. It was a well crafted insight into how our personalities are moulded and transformed by our life experiences and how those experiences affect the way we deal with events. The 'younger' Alice deals with her children and relationships without the benefits or hindrances of 10 years worth of life experiences. This book was far from the heavy read I may be implying. The story was told with empathy and humour and was very enjoyable. I immersed myself in it very easily. At first the reader's particular Australian accent was a little harsh and uncomfortable to listen to. However, it was appropriate and well read and became an integral part if the whole experience of listening to the book. Highly recommend.

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  • Farry
    7/3/16
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    "lovely book"

    Lovely book, good story with an excellent narrator. SPOILER ALERT. I was irriratated that Elizabeth became a positive character only once she became a mother. . (Same applies to Fran who became an honorary grandmother) Up until the miracle and lasting pregnancy (bet you didn't see that one coming), the fertility issue had been dealt with in a blackly comic and realistic manner. It greatly enhanced the book for me. Let's for once have a positive female character who has no children and who does not end up having children in order to tidy up a book's ending. After all, there are one in five of us girls in UK and USA who reach our 40s without having children! I would recommend this book to my friends and include a warning about the miracle baby cliché.

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  • Kindle Customer
    6/30/16
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    "A nail biting and heart warming story!"

    I absolutely love this! Well what else could you expect from Liane Moriarty?!
    It was a slow read, I must admit, but that being said, I couldn't put it down. The complexity of love after marriage. The soothing familiarity that you can feel with no one else. The epilogue is my absolute favourite. It was real. So many twists and turns, it basically made me dream about the end. I kept trying to impatiently finish the puzzle. I hate myself for doing that! Such an amazing story that you won't regret picking it up.

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