AMNESIA AND MEMORY LOSS FICTION

Piecing together mysterious pasts
It seems everyone likes a good story about people forgetting things. Sometimes it's an accident, and sometimes it's done with malicious intent—some people lose specific memories, while others forget who they are completely. Works of fiction which include characters or plot lines related to amnesia and memory loss hit every major category—from sci-fi to thrillers to romance. Here are a just a few books you will want to remember (tip: add to Wish List now).
    • Before I Go to Sleep

    • A Novel
    • By: S. J. Watson
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,797
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,799

    Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story - well-told

    • By Arlene on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Adoration of Jenna Fox

    • By: Mary E. Pearson
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narration.

    • By A_Horton on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Maze Runner

    • Maze Runner, Book 1
    • By: James Dashner
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12,930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,449
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11,517

    When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, though a little long

    • By Darrin on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $38.60

    • Remember Me?

    • By: Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 565

    When 28-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she's in for a big surprise....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light, Amusing Read

    • By Judy on 11-18-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Face of a Stranger

    • A William Monk Novel #1
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,047

    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • promising start to the series

    • By connie on 01-09-10

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Nine Princes in Amber

    • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
    • By: Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,307

    Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, lame deal!

    • By Robert on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Girl on the Train

    • A Novel
    • By: Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131,600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116,175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116,045

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A festival of personality disorders

    • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Housekeeper and the Professor

    • By: Yoko Ogawa
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 405

    He is a brilliant math professor with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only 80 minutes of short-term memory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Wonder Of Kindness & Connection

    • By Sara on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fledgling

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702

    The inhuman needs and abilities of a young amnesiac girl lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified 53-year-old vampire....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual Concept, Very Good Read

    • By B. W. on 09-15-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • We Were Liars

    • By: E. Lockhart
    • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,010
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,680
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,692

    A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I Cannot Tell a Lie...Hated it

    • By FanB14 on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $25.20

    • What Alice Forgot

    • By: Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,798

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK

    • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Code to Zero

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    A man wakes to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Code to Zero

    • By William on 05-14-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • If She Only Knew

    • By: Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Marla Cahill survives a horrific car accident, but comes out of it with near total amnesia - unable to recognize her own face....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • If She Only Knew.. pick another narrator

    • By Carolann on 06-05-09

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

    • Mara Dyer, Book 1
    • By: Michelle Hodkin
    • Narrated by: Christy Romano
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 667

    Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sure About Mara Dyer

    • By C. Betts on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Six Months Later

    • By: Natalie D. Richards
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    When Chloe falls asleep in study hall, it is the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Page Turner!!

    • By Karen on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Archetype

    • By: M. D. Waters
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 443

    Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sci-fi, mystery, romance, dystopia...all in one!

    • By AudioAddict on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Opportunist

    • By: Tarryn Fisher
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 552

    Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend Caleb Drake has lost his memory....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • overall: irritating book

    • By DD on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Burying Water

    • By: K. A. Tucker
    • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Elizabeth Louise
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,271

    A new romance about a young woman who loses her memory - and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding! Perfect love / mystery book!

    • By Rebecca on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Buried Giant

    • A Novel
    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,773

    The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The beauty of the reveal

    • By Pete on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00