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
Possibly, but likely not.
I Have not.
The narrator mostly just read the words. Very little distinction between characters. Some portions depend on identifying the character(s) to make sense. I had to keep tracking back to identify whom it was. After chapter twenty I just didn't care.
I hardly think so.
The two male protagonists are named 'Nick' and 'Dominick.' That troubles me.The first 12-15 chapters are interesting because of the premise. Thereafter it is less engaging. I dislike having to work at identifying the characters, or slog through tedious trivialities that don't add to the story.Listening to this book reminded me of watching an acting cast doing a "read through," with no previous rehearsal or direction.
I didn't want this book to end. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book. The narrator had a lovely accent that I quite enjoyed.
I started listening to this book and almost decided to ask for a refund after the first hour. It just didn't grab me right away like some books do. But, I stuck with it because over 8000 people had given it a 4.39 rating and I had really loved Moriarty's other book Big Little Lies which had the same rating. I kept thinking that that many people couldn't be wrong! I'm glad that I kept listening. I enjoyed the characters and how Moriarty had the story unfold. I wondered, up until the last 10 minutes of the story, which man Alice ended up with.
Perhaps not as good as some of her other books. I liked this story least of the 4 books of hers that I've read. I was glad it didn't turn out the way you start expecting it to about half way through the book. If it had I would have been very disappointed.
I have great respect for this writer and was looking forward to this book, especially because I once suffered a brain injury myself. Sadly, the "brain injury" in this story is just there to serve as a fictional device and is in NO way representative of an actual medical condition. Where are all the other symptoms that would go along with the condition??? Sorry, but a concussion bad enough to knock you unconscious and take away a chunk of your memory would come with numerous other complications as well, none of which get even a passing mention here. Very disappointing.
she develops her characters so gully that at times you hate them and at others you love them and sometimes you love and hate the same one! great writing. I won't spoil it, but I just love the ending!
Just finished "What Alice Forgot". So Good! I don't know if I've ever felt so "in" a book-not just into-I got completely lost in it, like she was me..or I was her. Felt like it changed me as it changed her. Made me want to be a better person. Author has great way of making things seem so real. When it ended It took awhile to re-enter this time & space, like when you don't want to wake up from a dream that seems so real. I liked the narrator too-that's just as important with an Audio book.
This book kept me interested.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a twisted love story.
I give it 5 stars because it was very interesting, kept me turning the page and loved the narrative speaker.
I don't understand how this book got such great reviews. It was probably one of the worse books I've read. Extremely unrealistic and frustrating to read. After loosing her memory of the last ten years, she's thrown back into her life, which consists of 3 kids that she doesn't remember and a husband who she is separated from. And everyone in her life goes on with their lives.....they don't understand that she can't remember, and she doesn't make it her business to explain it to them.......Extremely frustrating.
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