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What Alice Forgot Audiobook

What Alice Forgot

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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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    Andrea Pennsylvania 10-27-13
    Andrea Pennsylvania 10-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "different and interesting"

    Read The Husband's Secret by this author first and enjoyed the author's style and humor so much, I am working my way backwards with her previously published novels. I enjoyed this very much as well. It makes one reflect on what they would do in a similar situation and I thought the overall story was different. Being a little picky on the narration, I am thinking that the narrator didn't change her voice enough for the different characters, but overall her voice was cute and pleasant.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 01-19-14
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Love, love, love this book!"

    Liane Moriarty is my new favorite author. After listening to, The Husbands Secret, I decided to try another of her books and I enjoyed this one even more. The concept of waking up and thinking you are 10 yrs younger was fascinating to me. It made me examine my own life and think about what my 10 or 20 or 30 yrs. younger self would think of me now. I like the way the author builds suspense and keeps us guessing. She is great at building realistic characters and tells the story from many viewpoints. It's also interesting how one of the main characters is deceased. The narration was great. I highly recommend this book and my book club is reading it this month, so far the reviews are great!

    36 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer United States 08-15-12
    Jennifer United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Favorite listen so far this year!"
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    I loved What Alice Forgot. This was really a story about someone finding herself again, but played out in a completely unique way. I have been recommending this book to everyone. Get it - you won't be disappointed!

    21 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Mom of 3 San Jose, CA 05-01-12
    Mom of 3 San Jose, CA 05-01-12 Member Since 2017
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    "A good "read" - didn't want it to end"
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    This one reeled me in completely. I only listen during exercise and couldn't wait to exercise (for a change!). I loved how the story unfolded, little by little, changing perspectives. Also loved how it made me think about how relationships change, little by little, over the years, and how much we take for granted.

    21 of 26 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.


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    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.

    20 of 26 people found this review helpful
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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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    Scott 07-10-17
    Scott 07-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Waiting for the narrator to perform"

    I could barely make it through this story before by narrated who ever narrated it. Excruciating to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Agdrvws 07-09-17
    Agdrvws 07-09-17
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    "Good story. Puts things in perspective."

    I found the story to be interesting from the beginning. This was my follow up book to Big Little Lies (awesome book), as I enjoyed Liane's writing style. As others have shared, What Alice Forgot is not on the same level of BLL, but still a good story.

    So often books take a bit to get to the meat of the story but this one jumped right in. Alice realizes a lot through her memory loss journey and I must say it made me stop and think about things in my own life; Family, kids, everyday juggles, how you may be perceived by others, and most importantly, how you may be treating others unbeknown to your busy life. I found the the book to be thoroughly engaging. I listen to Audible for my commute and often couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen and clear my mind from my own busy day.

    As for some of the comments on the narration, I would agree that she wasn't the best. When narrating, the characters need to be different with their own personality and voice. I found the narrator failed miserably with this...but it is still a good book. Don't let that stop you! Learning (via internet) the book is planned for a movie directed by Reese Witherspoon, with Jennifer Aniston starring as Alice, I quickly placed her in my visual to help separate the characters.

    Now to decide on another Liane Moriarty book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Wauwatosa, WI, United States 06-10-17
    Thomas Wauwatosa, WI, United States 06-10-17
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    "120% Speed helped..."

    Long car trip and chose this to satisfy two people...I thought it dragged a bit, took a long time to advance story, brought up good points then danced around them. My wife enjoyed it a bit more. We set audible speed at 120% which gave it a little boost. An OK book, not compelling, but interesting enough to hear it through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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