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What Alice Forgot Audiobook

What Alice Forgot

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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 03-06-17
    Marilyn 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not her best"

    I was really disappointed by this book, after coming off reads like Little Big Lies, and My Husband's Secrets and was. Blown away by those two books and this was just a let down. I was totally bored for the most part and would have returned if I could. I can't understand the rave reviews this book received and I am a big fan, but this fell flat😯


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Romance Reader Texas 02-23-17
    Romance Reader Texas 02-23-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Started strong, became annoying"

    Alice's blind bitterness really got on my nerves. Wouldn't recommend. Hopefully the movie will be better.

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    Patrick 01-28-17
    Patrick 01-28-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointed with Alice"

    I must have been expecting a more profound enlightening from Alice. I picked this book because I wanted to be encouraged by a story of a wife and mom coming to appreciate what she has after loosing then regaining her memory. That did not happen. I'll not be reading anymore from this author. I don't enjoy her type of suspense or how she beats around the bush to finally reveal what was obvious hundreds of words ago. She also goes on and on about something mediocre then breezes past topics of universal importance like parenting.
    Finally, if your sensitive to the topic of infertility don't read this book. The way the author talks about it made me cringe for those who may be sensitive to the subject and unknowingly get into this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie CINCINNATI, OH, US 09-10-15
    Natalie CINCINNATI, OH, US 09-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Did not appeal to me"

    The story itself did not appeal to me. I spent quite a bit of time trying to imagine how a person could fall off a spin bike, so that was a distraction. There were a lot of other details that I just found ridiculous. For example, the friend (Alice's lawyer) who waited with her until the ambulance arrived but apparently never took any further interest in her "friends" condition after that moment.

    I didn't car for the performance. I don't mind a narrator with an accent, but when you are narrating for audio, it's best to be as neutral as possible. It took several mentions before I realized that 'Bob' was actually Alice's mom, 'Barb.'

    The jump of a decade in the epilogue was also jarring.

    I think I would prefer a book about traumatic brain injury and amnesia more if it was based on real events. Nothing in this novel seemed very realistic at all.

    I am giving it three stars because I finished it.

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    mlfarr 03-11-15
    mlfarr 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "OK"

    Seemed pretty long and drawn out. The ideas about divorce were very thought provoking. To bad it took so long to get there.
    It would have been nice to have a little change of voice for each character. it just ask sounded the same and if you weren't paying close attention, you couldn't tell who was speaking.

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    eva Shavano Park, TX, United States 09-26-14
    eva Shavano Park, TX, United States 09-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "so enjoyed!"

    This was my second Liane Moriarty novel, having just finished Big Little Lies last week. I loved the thoughtfulness it presented to my own life, thinking back, wondering if I had regrets. It brought to mind a quote of, I think CS Lewis, something to the effect that even though nothing is different day after day, that after years gone by, you have a totally different life. Such a great story, great characters, and a superb narration. I am off to find another by this author.

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-03-14
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2016
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    "What I want to Remember"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    My rating is closer to a 2.5, but some one with higher sentimentality may rate it higher. I would recommend to anyone who has gone through serious marital disputes and for anyone who has had difficulty with motherhood with the clause that they have walked away from these challenges with fairy tale endings.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was what kept me through the lulls in this book.


    What character would you cut from What Alice Forgot?

    All the characters weave the story line but however endearing the grandmother and her boyfriend's part may be extra.


    Any additional comments?

    Most people enjoy a happy ending, but I prefer one that would have delivered a stronger Alice. There are some wonderful times of introspection by the characters. At these times the book sparks inner reflection as well - at the things we should keep, those we should change, and those we need to learn to accept. At these times the characters - Alice and her sister - made me feel like I had two allies. This is all undone at the end. The story seems to convey "life doesn't always turn out as expected" and "that's okay" but the end betrays it all.

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    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 09-26-14
    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 09-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "I couldn't get through this one"

    I really loved two other books by this author but I couldn't seem to get into this one. I'm going to check her other books because she is a great author but I don't think I'll listen to the narrator again. She didn't change her voice at all so it was hard to follow which character was talking or thinking.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Valencia, CA, United States 05-22-14
    Diana Valencia, CA, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Would have been a 5-Star book,if ending was better"

    Overall I thought this book was very good. I loved the idea and it made me think many times how it would apply to my own live. I really enjoyed all the characters and it gave a good insight into couples struggling with infertility.
    The reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the ending should have been better. I liked HOW it ended but I think the detour it took to get there should have been left out. Especially when she says that everything might have ended the same way without the memory loss - I felt a bit cheated , then what was the point of the whole book/situation.
    Overall I don't regret reading this book it was very entertaining and gave me some food for thought.

    The reader was good but it took me a little getting used to her voice.

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    tamy2de 08-08-16
    tamy2de 08-08-16

    I love, love, love reading and am absolut addicted to audio books since I started my first one in 2010. What a great way to enjoy the day.

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    "Loved it"

    I had some trouble getting into the story... Most likely because the narration did not really grip me and a lot of times I had a hard time focusing on the story if I tried to listen while doing something that needed attention too (baking and such). But I love the voice and the way how Tamara Lovatt-Smith carries you through the story, she has a good voice and now - after listening to the whole story it will be hard for me to find a new book.
    I love love love the story... I normally would rather listen to quite different stories but for some reason that title caught my eye and so I bought it.
    And I did not regret it one minute. So many moments I (a mother and wife myself) can identify and connect with. It made me laught sometime, sometimes rather sad and a lot of times I though... "O boy, better check my attitude ;). I am not good or experienced with writing reviews (you never would probably guessed 😂), but what I want to say: I really can recommend this book and hope you will like it as much as I did!

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