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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 10 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
  • 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
  • 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.


    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
  • Victoria Roberts
    21/09/17
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    "Unexpected storyline, but good"
    If you could sum up The Forgetting in three words, what would they be?

    interesting, listenable


    Any additional comments?

    This book was quite good, its probably aimed at early to mid 20's audience. some of it was a bit young for me (the painfully slow relationship development) but the story was good, and you didn't immediately guess what the rest of the narrative was going to be.

    The narrator was quite good, she did some great voices, but for the life of me I cannot understand why she chose to do the main voice in a sort of hurried whisper shout for the whole story! Why?? She did the other voices so well ,so why do the one we have to listen to for the whole story in such a weird way? If you can overlook this then its worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kody
    09/09/17
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    "Wow"

    The book was amazing, but what makes everything better is the narrator. Something about her voice puts so much emotion into the book. She's not just reading the book, she's being the character, which makes everything much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Curry
    Houston, Tx
    27/07/17
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    "Great story!"

    A really original story. Kept me coming back to know what happens. Very well written and good performance by the narrator.

    0 of 0 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
  • Joe's Momma
    15/07/17
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    "Kept my interest"

    Overall it was a good book. the ending could have been better, but at least it was satisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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