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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
    TX
    26/10/16
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    "Beautiful Singular Story"

    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.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    18/07/17
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    "Good story line"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. A. Nelson
    25/12/16
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    "The narrator kills it (not in a good way)"
    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lacy Jae
    Cremona, AB
    30/12/16
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    "Unusual World Concept"
    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Buttercup Thelen
    12/11/16
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    "Enjoyable "

    This got a bit canned toward the middle in terms of YA dystopian worlds, but it took a satisfying turn toward the end that kept my interest. Fun bit of sci-fi.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Maria H.
    24/09/16
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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 5 people found this review helpful
  • Chemo Angel
    02/12/17
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    "Good Book!"

    I enjoyed this book, however the narrator whispered throughout most of it. It became annoying 5 minutes in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Serena Black
    11/11/17
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    "Enjoyable, thought provoking"

    Fast moving story with lots of twists. The story questions human nature, the struggle of learning (remembering) who you are, the human need for control/power, and about love and family. Recommended to those who enjoyable a story a little out of this world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    10/11/17
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    "Fun, quick read!"

    This was so great! Interesting world and setup, well developed characters, good antagonist and conflict. I am really excited to read the next book.

    In the beginning, I kept thinking about how this is such a interesting metaphor for how history is written by the winners and a good way to explore how we choose to present ourselves to the world and ourselves and how memories can shape us. But then the plot swept me up and I almost forgot to put all of that in my review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • enrique
    22/10/17
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    "Twilight but with memory loss suffering farmers"

    The adventures of a whinny, plain teenager in a mildly interesting distopian agricultural town setting.
    The premise is interesting, too bad its hidden under a giant pile of teenage angst caked with a layer of bad writing.

    Additionally the voice actor has an irritating habit of adding weird sounds to the end of words. Distracting at best, terribly irritating at worst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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