Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already there.
Janie's son is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares. That he's terrified of water. That he sometimes pushes her away and screams that he wants his real mother. That it's getting worse and worse, and no one seems to be able to help.
In desperation, she turns to someone who might have an answer - but it may not be one she's ready to hear. It may also mean losing the one thing she loves more than anything: Noah.
A novel that spans life, death and everything in between, The Forgetting Time tells an unforgettable story - about Noah, about love, and, above all, about the things we hold on to when we have nothing else.
©2016 Sharon Guskin (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
"When I wasn't reading Sharon Guskin's The Forgetting Time, I was itching to return to it." (Jodi Picoult)
One of the best
The mixture of original narrative mixed with what seemed like non fictional accounts of the subject, well researched and well written
It made me think about the story long after I had finished it
I have seen comments with people being put off in the first chapter - don't be fooled! The first chapter is nothing like the rest. I had no idea what I was in for until the core of the story became apparent a few chapters in. This is an unexpected and very original work, definitely worth keeping with if you're skeptical at first.
My name is Julie and I'm a middle aged woman who enjoys good writing, and good narration.
I shall listen to it again, I very much enjoyed it, and it's very beautifully written.
The writing is the most impressive part, the story moves along and it's full of case histories which I had the feeling were true life although I'm assuming the main story wasn't.
The first chapter was strangely my favourite, but I enjoyed the whole book.
Bit long for that but I was gripped.
If you are very against the theory that people reincarnate into new bodies after they have died, then there's no point in reading this, but if you are open to the idea you are going to enjoy this facinating book and want to study the subject more deeply. It's not preachy but it does require an open mind.
After the first hour I predicted the plot. Half way through I knew my predictions were spot on. I then fast forwarded the second half in a hope the book would surprise me with some twist. There wasn't any. A complete waste of time.
The book was painfully dull and shockingly predictable. One star.
I really enjoyed this book. The topic is reincarnation which has always been a fascinating one to me, but the story is also about motherhood and relationships, and the way people's lives impact on other people's lives, in ways they don't even realise. This was just what I needed to get me reading again. In terms of the narration I enjoyed the 2 different voices telling the story from various viewpoints, and both voices were not irritating to me in any way!
A captivating story narrated by master storytellers who really differentiate the diverse characters. I believe that this enhanced the story a great deal and would definitely choose to listen rather than read the text. Definitely prompted me to undertake further reading into cases of children reporting past lives whilst in no way compromising my Christian faith. I will certainly seek out other books by this author.
Finished listening to this book in about two days. Thought provoking and at times emotional, it was difficult to consider the challenges each character faces. But each of us could be any of the characters - you can empathise with them all. A great listen, well written and marvellously narrated.
Admittedly my review should be taken with a pinch of salt, as I reached the end of chapter one before deciding I couldn't continue. Every beach-holiday-romance-novel cliché was crammed into the first chapter with the protagonist coming across weak and doe-eyed. I assume from other reviews it must get better, but I couldn't shake the feeling I'd accidentally bought an aggressively stereotypical airport novel.
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