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
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!
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!
Absolutely! Mind-shifting! Take a little time and walk in the shoes of the main character, it's a fun and moving read!
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!
Energy and fun! She brings the humour out fabulous!
Love Liane Moriarty and this is a favourite amongst her novels
"a fabulous book"
fabulous book that had me gripped from page 1. one of those ones you don't want to end.
"A Bit of Struggle"
The first half of the story dragged somewhat but the second half became more interesting as it unfolded. The most difficult thing about sticking with it was the narrator's voice and characterisations. It had nothing to do with her Australian accent....her voice was very strident, and it was also quite difficult to differentiate between the different female characters except Alice, she did try to soften her voice for Alice. I really to think that I couldn't continue after about halfway, but the storyline, although not startling, started to become a little more interesting.
"a great book with characters who felt real"
I really enjoyed this audio book. it is beautifully written and the narration is excellent.
Kept attention all through. Unable to resist thinking back to 10 years ago and changes since in my own life.
2nd book read by this author and I will definite seek out others.
A better story line. Just like reading a book, if it does not capture me within the first 3/4 pages, no good!
Certainately not any narrated by this narrator.
Her voice was very childlike. no variation to characters. Just so monotonuos.
I was waiting for a punch line to give it a lift. 3 times I started listening to it and gave up in the end, as it went on and on and on!!!!!!
"Trite and too "girlie" for me"
I leapt at the chance to buy this on the Daily Deal because I had loved the author's "Little Lies". I have to admit that I couldn't bear to read any more so may be doing the book an injustice but I had a feeling I would know the outcome so couldn't be bothered with more cliches. The narrator was good though.
"I loved this book"
Relevant. Interesting. Engaging
She manages to portray the innocence of young Alice, her wise Grandmother and her older wiser self flawlessly.
I just enjoyed spending time in the presence of the characters. It's an interesting commentary on modern family life and marriage.
Can not recommend this book enough , it was a perfect listen to any time of day .
Narator was perfect for this book , really made the story come alive .
After enjoying Little Lies I thought I'd give this one a go but it wasn't as good for me. The story is okay and did keep my interest, with perseverance, but it felt very drawn out.
i hadn't wanted to listen to Liane Moriarty books because of the samples I listened to, the narrator putting me off - but she was actually great in Little Lies. However, in this book I did find her quite irritating much of the time - that could well be due to the story not being interesting enough though, so I was distracted too easily. I'm not good with hearing any mouth noises, makes me cringe - unfortunately I could hear too much of this from the narrator and she swallows very loudly... a lot.
I made it through to the end so the story and narrator combination were passable. Has put me off further books narrated by Caroline Lee though.
"Ears still ringing"
Better in paperback
I thought there was a problem with the app at first and uninstalled it. I was amazed when I reinstalled and realised this high pitched screech was actually the narrators voice.
Yes but this would be a spoiler.
Please consider another narrator for your books. Surely this is not the only person available to narrate. It was really ear piercing.
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