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What Alice Forgot | [Liane Moriarty]

What Alice Forgot

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine 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 thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Marilyn Oakland, CA, United States 04-05-14
    Marilyn Oakland, CA, United States 04-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Clever and Engaging"

    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.

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    Diane Troutville, VA, United States 04-04-14
    Diane Troutville, VA, United States 04-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Thought provoking"

    Would you like who you are now if you forgot the last decade of your life? Or be shocked by the person you have become? "What Alice Forgot" is a wonderful look at the ways we change, and the ways we don't, as we grow older and how other people in our lives and our experiences really affect who we grow into.

    Alice wakes up from an accident to find herself a supermom of three children with a boyfriend she doesn't know and a divorce on the horizon from the love of her life. At some points funny, at some points heartbreaking, the story follows Alice as she tries to unravel how she became this woman she barely recognizes.

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    Janet 03-31-14
    Janet 03-31-14 Member Since 2009
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    Alice has forgotten the last 10 years of her life. Her family has not! I think some of us might want to forget some of our past. All of us have had wonderful things happen and as Alice finds out things have not turned out like she thought they would. Great Read.

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    PAMELA LANGHORNE, PA, United States 03-19-14
    PAMELA LANGHORNE, PA, United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Always wonder what ten years of wisdom can do"
    Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

    It was a great audio book. If I were the type to read a book twice, I guess I would listen to this again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Alice, however all the main characters had damaged souls and sparked interest. I liked Franny, the "grandmother" and Elizabeth was complex and interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were many great scenes. I would say my favorite was when Alice went to console Elizabeth. Elizabeth was going nuts and Alice pulled her back into focus.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I related to it but it was mostly entertaining.


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    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 03-15-14
    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 03-15-14 Member Since 2009

    I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.

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    "I wish it had a different ending"
    Would you consider the audio edition of What Alice Forgot to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version so I am unable to compare.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Alice Forgot?

    I think when Alice's memories came flooding back to her… I could barely imagine what that would be like.


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

    I think if I could have, I would have read this book in one sitting… it grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let go.


    Any additional comments?

    I was very disappointed in the ending which was contained in a post script type section.I will not ruin the story for readers. However, I loved the book up until the end section, at which point I was upset and frustrated with the choices made by the protagonists. That is all I will say.

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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 03-12-14
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2005
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    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!!

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    Claudia Edmond, ok, United States 03-11-14
    Claudia Edmond, ok, United States 03-11-14 Member Since 2010

    Avid listener...a road warrior with lots of windshield time!

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    "A Great Time!"
    If you could sum up What Alice Forgot in three words, what would they be?

    Easy, smooth, riveting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters, the narration, the light suspense, the perspective of 10 years.


    Which character – as performed by Tamara Lovatt-Smith – was your favorite?

    I loved them all.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. It was both poignant and funny, real and realistic.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done! One of my favorite reads/listens ever. The story moves right along but is thoughtful without being too much. The characters are very real and in situations that stretch endurance. Sort of time travel without the magic. I loved every word.

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    Virginia Vance Sullivan Calabasas, CA, US 03-10-14
    Virginia Vance Sullivan Calabasas, CA, US 03-10-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    Great story and narration. Highly recommend this book. One of my all time favorite books!

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    Linda Raymond, NE, United States 02-28-14
    Linda Raymond, NE, United States 02-28-14

    I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!

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    "Best book I've read in a long time!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the story of all of your lives and what happens in them!


    Any additional comments?

    I could not put this book down until the end!!!

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    Melissa Rheinhausen, Germany 02-26-14
    Melissa Rheinhausen, Germany 02-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "And then what Alice remembered"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book to a friend. The story is solid and keeps you interested. At first I feel sorry for Alice because everyone is being impatient with her and not remembering that she has significant memory loss. And then she kind of accepts it and starts living again but on her terms. She doesn't have all of the baggage from before she lost her memory and she is not as angry and hurtful.


    What other book might you compare What Alice Forgot to and why?

    It is similar but more interesting than Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. Both books are about memory loss and regaining ones life. And in both books the main character goes through some growth pains. But if I remember correctly in Remember Me?, it doesn't have such a great ending.


    Have you listened to any of Tamara Lovatt-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Why I'm glad you asked.... I have listened to Tamara Lovatt-Smith's performance of The Hypnotist Love Story. And I enjoyed that performance as well. She did a brilliant job in both performances.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Alice started to warm to her husband again and then when he started to warm towards her. It was nice because you could tell they still loved each other.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good listen and I really enjoy Liane Moriarty's writing. She has another good book that I like and its The Husbands Secret. There is a different narrator but the book is again really nice and surprising.

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