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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (511 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Price Narrator: Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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What is it like to never forget - to be able to retrieve not only every positive moment of every day of your life, but also every painful episode as if it were happening again?

Imagine a permanent record of every event of your life constantly running through your brain, making you both master of your past and the prisoner of your relentless memory. Jill Price's memory is so powerful and so detailed that she can remember what she had for breakfast on any given day, going back into the 1970s. She can recall every conversation she had, and the major news event of that day. Her recall is so accurate that she has repeatedly corrected encyclopedia entries - the printed record turned out to be wrong. Automatic and unstoppable, her memory has been the subject of exhaustive and ongoing scientific study and may well hold vital clues to the most mysterious questions about how memory works.

The Woman Who Can't Forget is the beautifully written and moving story of Jill's quest to come to terms with her singular and astonishing abilities, from the very first glimmers that her mind worked differently from others', to turbulent times coping with the flood of an ever-present past playing in her mind, to the breakthrough of finding the scientists who could diagnose her condition.

Offering fascinating insights into the many ways that both remembering and forgetting inform and shape our lives, this unique life story will forever change how readers consider their own recollections. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anj | 2/14/2014

    " There's been a lot of criticism about Jill's writing and lack of detailed scientific descriptions. But Jill isn't a professional writer or a scientist. She is simply a woman writing a memoir. With that in mind...I found her story interesting. It got me thinking about my own memory--what I remember and how much I've forgotten. I just didn't realize how much our memories effect our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/30/2014

    " Very interesting story of a woman who literally cannot forget. I found all the info on memory and how it works fascinating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 1/14/2014

    " Not only does she have an exceptional memory, she also has some real hoarding issues. What I thought might be a revelatory tale was actually just pitiable and sad. Not recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 1/2/2014

    " have you ever thought about what a memory really is? how is it formed? how memories can change and revise themselves? a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 12/9/2013

    " Fascinating. The kind of book you read so you can explain it to friends at weddings. Well, that's what I just did, but I guess it would work for other occasions, as well...Seriously, it will make you consider the importance of the things we remember--and the things we forget--in making us who we are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 12/8/2013

    " Fascinating, but not interesting enough for me to finish the book. I would have liked the Reader's Digest version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/3/2013

    " I was so excited to read about this and I was content with the final outcome. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 bekah | 11/18/2013

    " I feel like a story that had the potential to be absolutely fascinating was not well dealt with. A bit egocentric...more the musings of a woman on random events in no particular order that a cohesive text. I was disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Turner | 11/16/2013

    " includes interesting observations on the role of memory in identity "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 11/14/2013

    " Zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz... an interesting phenomenon, but a snore of a book. I'd much rather read the scientific papers on Price than her own repetitive ramblings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 11/12/2013

    " What a strange thing is memory. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 11/3/2013

    " I was hoping for more science about how memory works. It was mildly interesting, but my pure stubborness is the only reason I finished the book. Jill's malady is probably very disturbing and debilitating to live with, but for the reader it sounds like a lot of self-pity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dee | 10/19/2013

    " Very interesting subject matter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jody | 11/15/2012

    " It's fascinating....for about 5 minutes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Barbee | 1/10/2012

    " Listened to on CD. I found this book fascinating, I just thought it was a tiny bit dry, but it is totally understandable why once you read it! I wish Jill a wonderful future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen Lassonde | 8/24/2011

    " The idea of the book was interesting but I couldn't finish it. I found it repetitive when it came to her telling you the kinds of things she'd remember... and then it started getting into her life story which frankly i just didn't find all that interesting. Couldn't finish it as much as I tried. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/15/2011

    " I was intrigued to read about Jill Price after coming across an article about her in Psychology Today. At first you think it would be amazing to remember every detail about your life but through Jill's narrative you understand what a blessing it is that memories dim and fade. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Seals | 6/2/2011

    " This was an interesting story. Some parts were rather redundant, but thought provoking, none the less. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Koz | 5/9/2011

    " This would be good as a news feature. It's just not entertaining enough for a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/5/2011

    " Started out well, but got less interesting at the 3/4 mark. Remarkable information about her memory.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 3/27/2011

    " It really irked me that ever page it seemed like, had to have a few sentences denoting how she remembered everything, and how it worked. It put me to sleep - literally - after the 24th page.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karima | 2/26/2011

    " I particularly enjoyed this as I love a true story and probably because I just watched a "house" episode on a woman with hypertheismic memory a few weeks ago. Lots of mixed reviews on this book but it was fascinating how her memory works and a very quick read (one afternoon). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 1/4/2011

    " have you ever thought about what a memory really is? how is it formed? how memories can change and revise themselves? a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/29/2010

    " I was so excited to read about this and I was content with the final outcome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 9/17/2010

    " Note: did not finish this audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 8/3/2010

    " Very good book. Nothing Earth shattering but it is very interesting to learn how her memory works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 7/10/2010

    " The idea of the book was interesting but I couldn't finish it. I found it repetitive when it came to her telling you the kinds of things she'd remember... and then it started getting into her life story which frankly i just didn't find all that interesting. Couldn't finish it as much as I tried. "

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