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 expect a big exciting twist in liane moriarty books, and this one didn't really have one! The conclusion felt like a bit of an anticlimax. As usual though, a Step above the usual chick lit with likeable characters and an engaging story.
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
Yes I probably will listen to it again
I loved the concept of the book. It was so well written and believable.
I liked all of them but my favourite was Franny
Imagine skipping 10 years of your life
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.
Yes, the Australian narrator nailed the funny moments and accentuated the personalities of the main characters
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
I loved Elizabeth and her "homework" to her Doctor
WhenAlices senses were overloaded in the hospital by frangrance. Sense of smell is very emotive and it captures this perfectly
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.
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.
This is my second book by LM and like the first one I really enjoyed it.
It is very well written. The story has depth and made me think: who would I be without my memory of who I am?
LM has a witty humor and an ability to write about human emotions & thoughts so we can instantly relate and recognize ourselves.
I've also "read" The Husband's Secret by Liane and loved that one, though it was a bit more tragic than this one overall.
Gina. It's always about Gina.
I love Caroline Lee as a narrator. There is another version of this book that is more widely reviewed by a different author but is 2 hours shorter? Due to pace? I choose this version specifically for Caroline's great work.
I love to read, ummm, I mean listen :)
Great from the start. Totally love and recommend. The narration was fantastic and I the characters were amazing. Sorry to see the book end of
Haven't read the print version
Liane (and Caroline) make me laugh, think, feel sad, feel aligned with the characters, just enjoy the whole story.
Alice, but also her sister Elizabeth, and the children. Also enjoyed the men's characters - very true to life - both the wonderful and the challenging!
Thanks to Liane for writing these creative stories, and bringing characters that are so real to life. I have enjoyed many of her books. And Caroline reads her books very well - her voice suits the characters in Liane's stories.
"Thought provoking, difficult to put down"
Makes you think!
How useful it is for us to take a step back and look at our own life's with innocent eyes
I really enjoy listening to Caroline Lee. I liked Frannie best
If I could have done. I would have.
A really excellent book. I want another to listen to now!!
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?
"A must listen"
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.
The story is really easy to listen to and entertaining.
I really enjoyed this book, i felt quite emotional towards the end, and I enjoyed all the characters subplots and storylines.
"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!
"What a moving and entertaining book!!"
I love this author. A very witty yet emotional story. As usual I will miss the characters and look forward to her next book :)
"Enchanting complex and thought provoking"
Excellent narration really enhanced the experience
Liane Moriarty is a clever and entertaining writer a great listen highly recommend you give her a try
"How life changes our personality"
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.
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.
annoying, high pitched, irritating. (I see that she narrates most of Lianne Moriartys books and for that reason I could not listen to another!!)
O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.(Robbie Burns)
Really good book and worth reading, but only listen to it if you can endure the narrators irritating voice!!
This is an excellent listen/read. An unusual story, not predictable (apart from the end as it came along). Really good, likeable characters.
"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!!!
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