I would (and have) listened to it several times.
It definitely keeps you in suspense!
Could not stop listening!!! Definitely lost some sleep just to find out what would happen next!!
A must read/listen! You won't be sorry. Can't wait to see the movie.
I definitely had my suspicions up front, but Gillian Flynn did a good job of keeping the reader guessing - basically because everyone in the book sounds like a terrible person and it could be any of them.
I think Ann did a great job with all of the characters. It really brought the story to life for me.
This was only the 2nd book that I've listened to on Audible. My first one was slow and not very interesting so I thought that audio books just weren't for me. So glad I decided to give it another shot with Sharp Objects before canceling my trial membership. This was definitely a MUCH better read and I actually looked forward to my work commute so I could see what happened next in the book!
I understand the concept of broken people. In fact, my favorite protagonists are those with serious flaws. Unfortunately, this book's main character is beyond flawed, she's a downright unlikeable mess.
So as not to give away spoilers, I'll just say that she makes some choices that left her completely unsympathetic. When I should have felt her pain, I instead felt she deserved what she got. Couple that with a predictable outcome, and I can't justify more than three stars for this book.
I still think Gillian Flynn is an outstanding writer and I'm anxious to gobble up as many books as she can write. This one will simply have to go in my "meh" category as a reminder that every writer can't put out perfection every time.
In this case, I would recommend the text version. It's a very interesting story, some great twists, written very well. A taut thriller akin to Silence of the Lambs. If you're a fan of the genre you will enjoy it.
The main plot twist re: the one responsible for the crimes was a bit of a shocker, I had expected it early in the book but didn't think it was going there.
She was stellar as the protagonist and the female voices, unfortunately her male voices were somewhat comical and took me out of each scene involving them, especially Curry. I feel the same way often when males try female voices. It's always preferred to have two actors IMO.
I will of course listen to this one again. I think its as good as "Gone Girl." I loved that it kept me wondering the whole time, and just when I thought I had the culprit pegged, I was only half right.
The total creepiness of it kept me intrigued.
She did a great job on using different voices and inflections for different characters.
I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
Slow story to start. Actually, it took me up until Part II before I decided this wasn't such a bad read (thus the 2-stars for my lack of patience). It's the first novel that gave me a screamingly good climax and finale up through the last 10 minutes. I was utterly shocked at the surprise the author spun on my mind's eye; and for that I thank her. Great character development and shockingly, the story of Camille developed a favorable balance with that of the killer she sought to report.
I thought Ann Marie Lee did a nice job narrating.
One reviewer described the book as bleak-which it is, but the description tells you as much. The bottom line for me was that I just didn't find the book compelling.
I think Gillian Flynn did another great job fleshing out her characters, which isn't to say that any of them were likeable-because they weren't and they weren't supposed to be-but they did seem to come to life..I didn't find myself haunted the way I was when I read 'Gone Girl' -one of the best books I had read in a great long while (until the end, which was the single worst and most unimaginative ending to a book I can EVER remember. Worst. Ending. Ever.).
The limited connections between characters felt forced and unrealistic-hard not to go into spoiler details. The bottom line for me was that there wasn't anything to make me continue listening other than I had the time on my hands and nothing else to listen to.
There are few things in life better than losing yourself completely in a really exceptional story.
I really enjoy Gillian Flynn's writing, and this is no exception. She creates characters who are deeply flawed and relatable, and her storylines are riveting and unique. This is a whodunit, and while the action isn't fast-paced, she does a great job of moving the plot so that it captures and retains your attention. The narrator gives a superb performance, creating distinct voices for each character that makes them easily recognizable.
Yes, but it was very disturbing- there were a lot of weird things going on-- It was hard to figure out.
I would have to say, Camille Preaker. It was interesting to know her hesitation to going back home to get the story of a missing child for the paper she worked for.
She brings to life each of the characters- she brings a different personality for each voice.
Yes, I could not get enough of this story. I wanted to know what happened.
Worth a credit? YES!!!!
Yes! It is a great! Gillian Flynn is a great author and the narration was excellent.
The characters were great. I could almost touch them from all of the details you get from them.
I do not think so.
I think leaving the stand alone title would suffice.
This is a great listen. You think you have an idea where the story is going and you are wrong every time. I think the ending wrapped up a bit too quickly and I would've like too see things work out with John but it may be influenced by the fact that I had to listen to it twice.