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What Alice Forgot Audiobook

What Alice Forgot

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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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    Mari Erskineville, Australia 19/08/2014
    Mari Erskineville, Australia 19/08/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "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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    karen 01/06/2016
    karen 01/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lacee 02/09/2016
    Lacee 02/09/2016
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    "Another great book"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey 31/08/2016
    Tracey 31/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Giulia 17/08/2016
    Giulia 17/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    victoria 09/07/2016
    victoria 09/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria 03/07/2016
    Victoria 03/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "dragged on a bit"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 01/07/2016
    Michelle 01/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LJC 16/06/2016
    LJC 16/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Relevant, Captivating and Readable."

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BookwormDownUnder Queensland, Australia 06/06/2016
    BookwormDownUnder Queensland, Australia 06/06/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Enjoyed the story"

    Loved the story, not overly keen on narration, a bit too squeaky and irritating.
    Would definitely read more of her books though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Inger
    BUDERIM, Australia
    8/11/15
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    "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!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessie E Taylor
    24/06/15
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aimee
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    2/02/14
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • suzanne
    Kenmore, Australia
    30/05/13
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    "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
  • Petra
    Potgietersrus, South Africa
    26/05/11
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    "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
  • barbara
    Brookside, Australia
    10/07/10
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    31/08/16
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ginny Hope
    NELSON, New Zealand
    28/03/16
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    "Fantastic, lovely , interesting"

    Wonderful story , I found it hard not to listen all the time. Great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joy Langenburg
    4/02/16
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    "Another great novel by Liane Moriarty"
    What did you love best about What Alice Forgot?

    Liane Moriarty is such a wonderful author. Her characters are well written and I always feel like I get to know them. I usually don't like books that switch narrative throughout, but Liane does it in such a smooth way, and I enjoy hearing the story from the different character's perspectives.


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

    I didn't like What Alice Forgot quite as much as Big Little Lies or The Husband's Secret, but it was still a very engaging story. I loved how the story ended. It actually made me tear up a bit. Liane writes with just the right amount of humor and emotion that always keeps me very engaged.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I truly love Caroline Lee's narration. She is a wonderful reader, and brought each character to life. I wish she had read all of Liane Moriarty's books.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend Liane Moriarty as an author to anyone. It's a very fun ride following all the twists and turns of her stories from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicole
    29/12/15
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    "Another gem by Liane Moriarty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I find Liane Moriarty's work to be incredibly moving and authentic. I would recommend this along with the other two books I've read by Liane: Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret. If you liked those books, I would say this is well worth the credit.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She captures the human experience in a way that's very meaningful to me. The love, the anticipation, the vulnerability, the surprise.


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

    Elizabeth's whole storyline moved me because I am infertile. The moment when Alice said, early on in the book, "She looked like she lost a battle she thought she'd win" really resonated with me. This book meant a lot to me!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Evelyn
    Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
    17/03/14
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    "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?

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Beeny, Boscastle, United Kingdom
    1/12/13
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    "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.


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • gill
    Okehampton, United Kingdom
    22/08/14
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    "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!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • bronagh
    United Kingdom
    13/01/15
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    "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 :)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah Roderick
    17/04/14
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    "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


    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
  • Catherine
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    23/09/14
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    "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
  • Anna
    8/01/15
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    "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
  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    16/08/14
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    "Great listen!"
    Any additional comments?

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Pulham Market, United Kingdom
    20/11/13
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    "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!!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    Stanton Harcourt, United Kingdom
    21/03/16
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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