What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over? Alice Love is 29 years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually 39, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. A knock on the head has misplaced 10 years of her life, and Alice isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.
©2011 Liane Moriarty (P)2011 Penguin Audio
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
I spent about three days immersed in Alice's story. It's all about amnesia, marriage, divorce, infertility, having children--life! Basically, it is what I call a "relationship book." No monsters, no non-stop action, no murders. However, there certainly was a slowly unfolding mystery. The story held me spellbound, and I never lost interest.
I was particularly charmed by the narrator, Tamara Lovatt-Smith. Her delightful Australian accent, along with a perfect take on Alice's personality, made me love listening to this story. Her voice remained in my head the next day after I had finished my listen.
If I had a minor quibble, it would be that Ms. Lovatt-Smith should learn how to do different voices to make the narration a little easier for listeners. I am sure this will come in time.
The next time I get the craving for a "relationship" book, I will certainly turn to Liane Moriarty. And hopefully, to Ms. Lovatt-Smith.
I loved this story! The whole concept of viewing your present life from you as a 10-years-younger person was compelling. It made me stop and examine my own life and wonder what I would think were I "Alice." But the story is not at all heavy and I laughed regularly throughout. The narrator is fabulous and I'll listen to anything else that she has done. Great book.
This is the second book by Moriarty that I have read (see "The Husband's Secret") and I have really enjoyed both books. Well developed characters, good story, good narration. Time flies when I'm listening! Audible - notify me when she writes again!!
Great story and narration. Highly recommend this book. One of my all time favorite books!
As far as What Alice Forget this book kept my interest writ till the end.
I liked them all. But Alice was my favorite.
I enjoy listening a few hours a day as I work. Lucky for me I work at home .
I could not listen to the book any longer-I wanted to get my moneys worth but in the end it was just to boring. Narration slow and irritating.
Listen to "Where'd you go Bernadette?" again.
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
This is one of my favorites. Great story and character development. I was afraid it might get cheesy or cliche like when a parent and a child change bodies and ages. I was so glad when it wasn't. I don't want to give to much away but it is a nice light read. Realistic and not so involved you forget who's who. A nice reminder. Great writer and narrator!
Life's good when I am listening to a great book.
This is a great Australian story, funny and interesting. Ideas are presented about a woman's life, relationships and choices. The writing is fairly simple but enjoyable and engaging. In fact, after listening to this book, I went on to listen to the author's other two available books.
Perfect book for listening because it's written like someone's diary. the story is interesting and well written. It will keep you listening!
Really enjoyed this book; well written, clever story line, and very well crafted. HIghly recommend.
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