Sharp Objects is definitely in my all time top 10! I listened to Gillian Flynn's other books and definitely was not disappointed with this one!
the main character is flawed but still very likeable
the narrator can make or break an audiobook....Ann Marie definitely does not disappoint. she completely envelopes the listener into the messed up world of the heroine.
i laughed, i cried, i cheered....the end of the book had me wishing for more from Gillian Flynn! I've already listened to her other 2 books and now cant wait for Gillian to churn out the next exciting story!
I could not stop listening... loved the readers inflections throughout the book. The story itself drew me in and didn't let me go until i got to the very end. Intriguing family story and in some small way most people can identify with. Experienced such a range of emotion.
Excited to read Gillian Flynn's next novel.
AKA The Geeky Blogger
Read from January 23 to 25, 2013
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 3.25
Audio Rating: 2.50 (not part of the overall rating)
Speed Date Review:
First Thought When Finished:: Sharp Objects had a very strong last 1/4 of the book which is what saved it for me! I really dig where the story went.
First Date: Our first date didn't go so well. We didn't click on a personal level but intrigued each other enough to see where it was going.
Second Date: This is one of those times where liking each other is not necessary but figuring out what is going on is totally worth the journey. The characters don't scream love me but they do scream which one of me is the worst.
Third Date: Ended with a bang that I only saw partially coming. I figured out a big part of the mystery but that little twist at the end made sticking with it worth it.
Final Thought: I don't know that Gillian Flynn and I really click. I need characters that I can root for BUT she does write really twisty, turny mysteries. This one will work for others far more than it worked for me.
Narrated by Ann Marie Lee / Running Time 9 hrs and 29 mins
I don't know why but this one just did not work for me on audio. I don't think Ann Marie Lee did a bad job but something was just missing. Unlike Gone Girl which was excellent on audiobook, this one I think would have been better read. It might be more the story than the audio performance.
The story was riviting! Kept me on the edge of my seat. didn't want it to end.
The writing is just incredible...Ms. Flynn is a Master.
Ann Marie Lee and Divina Porter are the absolute best narrators.
I didn't want it to stop. Absolute ear candy!
This will be one of the top books you could download!
I prefer audiobooks because I will become consumed by any story and with Audible I can get groceries, clean the house, and go about my day while being consumed by a good book.
I don't where know where to begin! Awesome book, awesome writing, crazy story! I was so dumbfounded when I finished this book that I had to watch a Disney movie to get it out of my head. Gillian Flynn pulls you into the world of the main character, and it is a crazy world! I love her writing style.
Great writing - riveting storyline...bought the book because of her novel Gone Girl and I was not disappointed.
I couldn't stop listening to this book & stayed up all night to finish! It's dark, compelling, and well written! I loved it!
I enjoyed everything about this novel--the story, the masterful telling of it by Ann Marie Lee, and the perfectly fleshed out characters. I was looking for a novel that had the same "feel" to its characters that Tana French creates, and Gillian Flynn certainly delivered in Sharp Objects. My favorite book are those that don't end when I close the book or read the last word...I like for the characters and their lives to linger in my mind and heart.
Just as good as the meaty, full-on characters, the story is superb. While I developed my ideas about whodunit fairly early on, it did not even slightly spoil this novel. As in life, we many times know who commits the evil, but we are even more fascinated about why.
I was perfectly pleased in every respect with this novel and I will be listening to a lot more of Gillian Flynn.
Cut's so good.
As a Missourian (like the author), the depiction of what it's like to come back to the small town where you grew up, was so moving and entertaining, that I hope Flynn never stops using Missouri itself as a character.
Gillian Flynn's ability to create characters so vivid, and familiar, it is astonishing.
To pick a single memorable moment is so difficult, but, I think the moment that devastated me most wasn't the shocking details of the child murders, Camille's cutting, or even the creepy and irksome behavior of Amma, the younger sister.
The moment when Camille returns home late, hoping for a sleeping house, her mother sweetly and disarmingly, beckons her from the shadows to share a night cap with her. The conversation they have, which ultimately results in the admission that she never loved Camille, is so disturbing, and unsettling, that I had to put the book down for a while.
Her ability to verbally make you feel the characters scars.
I am a 40 year old physical therapist. I can remember when I was 12 I thought Stephen King was the only author in the world and I read any of his books...... Now my love for reading has grown...I love to listen and now... To about anything.....
This book is another dark story that pulls you in. This time you feel sorry for your main character and learn why her life is so terrible. The developing storyline is scary but definitely something that could happen. It gives you chills.
When the main character finally realizes who the killer is!!!!
Very well read.
Yes I could not stop listening . It was on all the time no matter what.