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What Alice Forgot [MP3 CD]

Liane Moriarty
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Book Description

31 July 2012

Liane Moriarty, top ten bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, imagines losing the most important ten years of your life in What Alice Forgot.

Alice is twenty-nine. She adores sleep, chocolate, and her ramshackle new house. She's newly engaged to the wonderful Nick and is pregnant with her first baby.

There's just one problem. All of that was ten years ago . . .

Alice has slipped in a step-aerobics class, hit her head and lost a decade. Now she's a grown-up, bossy mother of three in the middle of a nasty divorce and her beloved sister Elisabeth isn't speaking to her. This is her life but not as she knows it.

Clearly Alice has made some terrible mistakes. Just how much can happen in a decade?

Can she ever get back to the woman she used to be?

'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire

'The perfect holiday read' She

'A call to embrace life' Easy Living

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and most recently the top ten bestseller The Husband's Secret, as well as the Space Brigade series for children. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Product details

  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing; MP3 Una edition (31 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1743185081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1743185087
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.5 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (455 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,531,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A funny, thought-provoking, acutely observed romantic comedy (Marie Claire)

A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer (Women's Weekly)

The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling (Good Housekeeping) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and most recently the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret, as well as the Space Brigade series for children. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Alice Forgot 28 May 2010
By Leah Graham TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
When Alice Love wakes up on the floor of her gym, the last thing she expects is to be told she's a 39-year-old mother of three in the middle of a divorce, particularly since Alice thinks she's 29-years-old, happily married and pregnant with her first child. It appears that Alice has had a large bump on the head and has lost the last ten years of her life. As Alice comes to terms with the fact she's not who she thinks she is, she realises she doesn't like the woman she has become. Can Alice recapture the spirit of her 29-year-old self and more importantly, can Alice recover her memories of the last 10 years of her life?

What Alice Forgot is very similar to Sophie Kinsella's tale Remember Me?, but Remember Me? is a much lighter affair (it's Sophie Kinsella after all) and What Alice Forgot is a far deeper (and longer) tale. That's no bad thing, though, as I loved both books and they both suit my tastes. Because 29-year-old Alice believes that she's happily married and pregnant with her first child, and also that she and her sister Elisabeth are close, it comes as a series of shocks to her when she realises she has three actual children and that not only does she not remember having them, she doesn't remember them period. To then learn herself and Nick, her husband, are on the brink of divorce and also that Alice and Elisabeth are as close as the North and South pole, was quite sad to read - to believe you're 29 and to suddenly age 10 years must be a pretty scary thing and Liane Moriarty managed to bring across Alice's anguish perfectly. To have three children and not even know who they are was obviously a little controversial - how can she not know her kids? - but that's the power of amnesia, it makes you forget the most simple (and important) things.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, entertaining & much more than 'chick lit' 11 Aug 2012
By JD
Format:Paperback
I REALLY enjoyed this book. I'm not a chick lit sort of girl and was a bit concerned this would be just pages of text and a half hearted attemt at a 'story'. It's not. From start to finish, this book entertains. Essentially there's two characters-sisters whose lives we follow through some difficult times. The author tackles painful and difficult issues without the reader feeling that it is too bleak to continue to read. The characters are entirely believable and very 'human'. I found myself asking myself how I'd feel, how I'd react as Alice finds out that she's become a short temperered, strict parent and generally unkind person.

So much better than I'd expected. The author writes beautiful prose and captures human emotions as well as I've ever read.Definately a book that will do the rounds of family and friends!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 19 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful 'can't put down book'. I loved the originality of the plot and I loved the fact that it made you reflect on the kind of mother/wife you have become. Well worth 5 stars!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning - this is a real pageturner! 28 July 2010
Format:Paperback
I absolutely loved this book - it should come with a warning because I literally could not put it down. I felt that 29 year old Alice was someone I would love to know, and 39 year old Alice was not - although I know a few people like her! It really made me think what it would be like to completely lose 10 years of your life - and how my life, opinions and attitudes have changed over the last 10 years.
I thought the way that the story was revealed to us at the same time as it was revealed to Alice was great and had various ideas about who Gina was and what part she had played in the break up of Alice and Nick's marriage.
I also loved the children, and was really glad that we found out what made Madison react in the way she did. The relationship between Elisabeth and Alice, both then and now was very true to life.
I can't wait to get my hands on both of Liane Moriarty's previous books but if they are anywhere near as good as this one I'll need to ensure I've got a clear day - or prepare for a long night of reading!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Alice Forgot 22 Jun 2010
By Dot
Format:Paperback
What Alice Forgot is Liane Moriarty's third novel and the first of hers that I have read. The first page of this book describes Alice having the accident that causes her amnesia. By doing this the reader initially only knows of the Alice from 10 years ago and we find out alongside Alice about the woman she has become in that time. I wasn't sure if I would find the idea of a character losing 10 years of their memory believable. However, the way in which the author threw in little snippets of memories triggered by smells or sounds etc. made it seem far more realistic.
I liked the old Alice much more than the bitter person she had clearly become. I kept turning the pages because I wanted to know what had happened in order to change Alice's personality and outlook on life so drastically. Liane Moriarty's writing style is excellent, she reflects this feeling of amnesia on to the reader. We are in the same situation as Alice, trying to grab on to tiny strands of information in order to see the bigger picture.
The press information that came with the book suggested that it would appeal to women of all ages and I have to completely agree. It really does make you think about the person you were 10 years ago and the ways in which you have changed.
I did really enjoy this book and it held my attention throughout. It's great that it leaves you with a lot to think about and I would definitely recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What Alice Forgot
Brilliant. Very easy to read but not so easy to out down! Perfect holiday read. Great characters and perfect ending.
Published 12 hours ago by ALEX OZANNE
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Brilliant read! Very easy to read and enjoy! I Would definitely recommend, will be downloading the next book by her now!
Published 19 hours ago by R. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and readable
This book is very enjoyable to read, and is based on an interesting idea- that experience changes us, and if we forget the experiences we revert to the person we once were. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by janbay
4.0 out of 5 stars One of nicest chicklits I've read for a while
Really enjoyed this book and would have given it 5 stars were it not for the truly pointless interludes from the granny blogging about largely irrelevant stuff and having inane and... Read more
Published 2 days ago by pritchins
5.0 out of 5 stars Liane is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Her stories are...
Liane is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Her stories are well written with good plots.... Would recommend this
Published 2 days ago by Lealea
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Published 2 days ago by Melvin Passmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Clever Concept And A Joy To Read!
Loved this intriguing tale. So beautifully written and intelligently drawn characters. A very clever concept that the reader is joyfully drawn into.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant story full of surprises. Didn't want to put it down.
Published 6 days ago by Mary Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars A great holiday read
This is a good holiday read, a nice story, it definitely gets you thinking about what it would be like to lose 10 years of your life and makes you think how boring and uptight... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Tracey B
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great storyline - even better than the Husbands secret
Published 6 days ago by Julie
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