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The Forgetting Audiobook

The Forgetting

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Publisher's Summary

In a society that loses its collective memory, one girl remembers everything.

The beloved author of Rook, Sharon Cameron, takes listeners by storm with her brilliant foray into science fiction.

Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls that are constructed of a material no one in her town recognizes. Every 12 years the people of Canaan undergo a collective Forgetting; in the days before, the town devolves into a chaos of bloody violence, and afterward the people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, their lives.

Nadia has never forgotten, however. As the next Forgetting approaches, Nadia is determined to find out what causes it and whether there is any way to stop it. With the help of Gray, the glassblower's handsome son, she discovers that there is a devious plot afoot, one that keeps the people of Canaan permanently subdued. Will Nadia be able to solve the mystery before the people forget the truth? And before Gray forgets her?

A remarkable story of memory and loss, love and indomitable courage.

©2016 Sharon Cameron (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

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    L Swanson 10-26-16
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    A self contained masterpiece both in writing and narrative. Unique and haunting. Sci fi , fantasy, and romance well blended into the newest idea I've read in a long time.

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    Maria H. 09-24-16
    Maria H. 09-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a wonderful listen"

    the narrator did a wonderful job with differentiating between characters, putting emotion and growth into the main character, and making the story feel complete. the story itself is not what I expected. Sharon Cameron has done it again. Her ability to manipulate and mingle the setting of the book with the world we know and making something fantastic and unexpected is amazing. A step further this time, compared to Rook, and I enjoyed it all. trying to figure things out as the characters themselves were added to the surprise. I can't wait for more from Ms. Cameron.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lacy Jae Cremona, AB 12-30-16
    Lacy Jae Cremona, AB 12-30-16 Member Since 2016

    Portraiture and visual artist, crazy cat lady, Cthulhu cultist and avid reader/listener. :)

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    What about Thérèse Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was very emotional, and fit the scenes and emotions she was reading perfectly. I found myself thinking more than once that it was a very good voice actor choice.


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    This was a surprise hit for me. The summary sounded interesting enough to purchase on a sale, and I'm very glad I did. It's a very interesting concept, that everyone unwillingly loses everything about who they are except what they've written in their books. I fell right in with the characters and their emotions and driving ideas. Loved it!

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    D. A. Nelson 12-25-16
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    I found the premise and first chapter and a half interesting, but finally couldn't take the whiney stage whisper the narrator chose to use for the main character. I had my doubts from the audio sample, but I'll be getting my credit refunded for this book and reading it the old-fashioned way instead.


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    This was definitely worth listening too! A little slow at first, but if you can stick with it, the end is very exciting. Great standalone. Narrator is a delight.

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    S. Curry Houston, Tx 07-27-17
    S. Curry Houston, Tx 07-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    A really original story. Kept me coming back to know what happens. Very well written and good performance by the narrator.

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    I loved the idea of the book but I had to return it because I did not enjoy the narrator's voice she was whisper-talking and you could here her deadly breathing.

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    Joe's Momma 07-15-17
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    Overall it was a good book. the ending could have been better, but at least it was satisfying.

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    Maal 06-28-17
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    I felt very emotionally tied to the main character and was immersed, loved the romance!

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    I loved the book but the style of the narrator was distracting at first. But once the story pulled me in, it became a non-issue.

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