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Publisher's Summary

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

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  • Inger
  • BUDERIM, Australia
  • 11-08-15

Annoying Narrator!

Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

I am sorry but this narrator's voice is just plain annoying!! I really cannot understand how this was produced with this narrator! Please re-record!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good, but not as great as her others.

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.

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  • Aimee
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 02-02-14

Didn't want it to end!

Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

Yes I probably will listen to it again

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the concept of the book. It was so well written and believable.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

I liked all of them but my favourite was Franny

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Imagine skipping 10 years of your life

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • suzanne
  • Kenmore, Australia
  • 05-30-13

A wonderful reshreshing honest and beautiful book.

Would you consider the audio edition of What Alice Forgot to be better than the print version?

Yes, the Australian narrator nailed the funny moments and accentuated the personalities of the main characters

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

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

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

I loved Elizabeth and her "homework" to her Doctor

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

WhenAlices senses were overloaded in the hospital by frangrance. Sense of smell is very emotive and it captures this perfectly

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Petra
  • Potgietersrus, South Africa
  • 05-26-11

Realistic, funny and touching

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • barbara
  • Brookside, Australia
  • 07-10-10

What Alice Forgot

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.

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Such a nicely written story!! Couldn’t stop listening

I truly enjoyed this book! It’s the first time I read something written by Liane Moriarty and I feel I won the lottery! The story is nicely written and truly relatable, the characters are lovable, and the narration is nicely accomplished.
I can’t wait to tackle more books from this author!

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Witty profound fun

Made me laugh and cry. Made me rethink about my fixed ideas on people and who Inam and should be. Highly recomendable, light and witty at the same time, unputdownable book!!! Love the reader.

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Easy listening

I really enjoy Liane Moriarty's books, and this one did not disappoint. I love the narrator and her performance of the characters. Rediscovering Alice's world with her was emotional and an interesting journey.

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Love this book

One of my favorite of Liane Moriarty's books, I have just listened to this for the second time. Entertaining reflection on families, live, being a parent and love overt time. One of Australia's favorite authors, I'd you haven't read this do so immediately!

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  • Helen
  • 12-01-13

A must listen

What made the experience of listening to What Alice Forgot the most enjoyable?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is really easy to listen to and entertaining.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • gill
  • 08-22-14

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!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Evelyn
  • 03-17-14

Most enjoyable

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?

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • bronagh
  • 01-13-15

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 :)

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  • Catherine
  • 09-23-14

How life changes our personality

What made the experience of listening to What Alice Forgot the most enjoyable?

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.

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

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.

What three words best describe Caroline Lee’s performance?

annoying, high pitched, irritating. (I see that she narrates most of Lianne Moriartys books and for that reason I could not listen to another!!)

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.(Robbie Burns)

Any additional comments?

Really good book and worth reading, but only listen to it if you can endure the narrators irritating voice!!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah Roderick
  • 04-17-14

Thought provoking, difficult to put down

If you could sum up What Alice Forgot in three words, what would they be?

Makes you think!

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

How useful it is for us to take a step back and look at our own life's with innocent eyes<br/>

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

I really enjoy listening to Caroline Lee. I liked Frannie best

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

If I could have done. I would have.

Any additional comments?

A really excellent book. I want another to listen to now!!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Denise
  • 03-21-16

Sometimes we all need a wake up call like this!

Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

I only never listen to a book once

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

Before I go to sleep - both deal with memory loss

Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Compares well to others

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

It made me think about how we turn into people we don't always want to be

Any additional comments?

This is the 4th Liane Moriaty book I've listened to - she is an excellent writer and really understands human nature

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Anna
  • 01-08-15

Fabulous book

I really enjoyed this book, i felt quite emotional towards the end, and I enjoyed all the characters subplots and storylines.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Ann D
  • 08-16-14

Great listen!

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This is an excellent listen/read. An unusual story, not predictable (apart from the end as it came along). Really good, likeable characters.

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  • Joanne
  • 11-20-13

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!!!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Mari
  • 08-19-14

Wonderful Story

This was a really enjoyable book. A fascinating premise of a woman who loses 10 years of memory and is shocked by the woman she has become. The story unfolds as she adapts to the world created by her 'new' self and those around her adapting to her 'old' self, all while snippets of her memories return. This will make you laugh and cry and think about what decisions have made us the people we are now. Caroline Lee is a wonderful narrator and this book was a joy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • victoria
  • 07-09-16

loved it

loved this story absolutely could not stop listening to it. would recommend it to anyone

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  • Victoria
  • 07-03-16

dragged on a bit

it was listenable, but dragged on a bit, imo not as good as others by Lianne Moriarty i have read.

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  • karen
  • 06-01-16

WOW!

I absolutely loved this book, in fact I have enjoyed every Liane Moriarty novel I've read. Caroline Lee reads with a refreshing Australian accent. Addictive , hard to put down.

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  • Lacee
  • 09-02-16

Another great book

Loved this one too.
Fabulous story lines and integration of characters.
Love the narration.
Such a great combination.

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  • Giulia
  • 08-17-16

Very Endearing

The story is quite cute, I loved the device of narration through a number of characters. The woman who reads this captures each voice perfectly and her tone is incredibly sweet. A delight to listen to

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  • Michelle
  • 07-01-16

Great book

I really enjoyed the characters in this book and the clever plot. I thought the idea behind the book was incredibly clever.

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  • LJC
  • 06-16-16

Relevant, Captivating and Readable.

This book raised issues common to many married or committed persons. Very readable and relevant.

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  • Tracey
  • 08-31-16

BAD Narator.

I loved the story but the narator was not a match she should be reading childrens books she ruined the story with her little winey squeaky voice.

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  • Naomi
  • 11-27-17

Entertaining, relatable and easy to listen to.

Love Caroline Lee as a narrator - I wish she read every book.
Not my favourite Liane Moriaty book but still a fantastic story with lots of pleasant twists and turns.