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What Alice Forgot

Written by: Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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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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Alice forgot a whole lot

The narrator was so good that every time she voiced a child whining or screaming I felt like jumping out a window. The story was good. The first 2-3 hours are excruciating, as they are basically in real time. Alice's story was interesting and not too predictable, which was nice. I also liked that the supporting characters had real, full stories of their own. Especially Alice's sister, Elizabeth, who is not just there to tell the reader what Alice forgot. Sometimes it was a little too wordy in places. Overall pretty good. #Audible1

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Really good story

But——the biggest problem was the narrator. I didn’t mind her so much for Alice, but I had a lot of problems when she did the other characters because she hardly changed her voice. A couple of times I totally missed that it was someone else talking and had to go back and re listen. The story itself was excellent and I loved the ending

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Another great novel.

I have yet to be disappointed by either Liane’s stories or her rich characters. The women in her stories are real and the events relatable.
I love the narrator’s accent. I always find myself thinking to myself in that accent for days to follow.

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Another hit

Another hit by Moriarty. The story was wonderful to lose yourself in. Was sometimes distracted by the reader/narrator with background noise (slight shuffling of paper), but really liked her soothing voice. I looked forward to listening to the book.

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Very good

The story was fun, I laughed out loud and was also genuinely sad at times. The narrator had a nice voice with good interpretation. Highly recommend if you liked other books of Moriarty

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great story!

Was great, not expecting the outcome ... lovely book, great development of characters. great job!

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What Alice forgot

Loved this book. Makes you think about life in general and what would you do if you couldn't remember 10 years of your life?
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Ms. Moriarty Always Tells a Good Story

A good story, as I expected. Slow at times but still kept my interest. The narrator was good also.

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Another great story by this author

Caroline Lee is my favourite #Audible1 narrator and Liane Moriaty is such a good story teller.

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Very elegantly written and narrated

The book drags on a little bit, but I still really enjoyed it. LOVE the narrators voice, I would love to listen to another book by this narrator. The author writes very elegantly, I recommend Big Little Lies by this author as well!!

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  • suzanne
  • 2013-05-30

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

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  • M. Echevarría
  • 2017-11-17

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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  • Aimee
  • 2014-02-02

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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  • Petra
  • 2011-05-26

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.

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  • barbara
  • 2010-07-10

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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  • Camila Matamala
  • 2017-12-04

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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  • Ally
  • 2017-11-16

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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  • Mark
  • 2016-08-31

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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  • Jessie E Taylor
  • 2015-06-24

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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  • Inger
  • 2015-11-08

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!!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2019-08-09

Génial !

J'avais déjà lu des livres de Liane Moriarty en papier mais celui-ci était ma première version audio. J'ai adoré !!! La narratrice est top et fait très bien les voix de chaque personnage. J'ai hésité à l'écouter en français ou en anglais et je ne regrette pas d'avoir choisi l'anglais.

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  • Jacqueline
  • 2017-03-27

You will love of you like Moriartys other books

very entertaining, as always with Moriarty, with some great characters and great performance as always with Caroline Lee. Very nice listening experience.

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