I have just finished my third book of Gillian Flynn's. Sick Sick Sick! Her picture looks so normal, beautiful woman, seems to have it altogether, from her bio, but, where does something like these books come from? Language terrible, but, her characters are so sick! Ok, I lead a very different life, I can't even imagine (well, the mother seems somewhat familiar in 'Sharp Objects), but, all in all I could not put these sick books down. It makes me question my thoughts about all the dysfunction people around me, and my own relationships. I did guess the killer in Sharp Objects, but was second guessing myself along the way. A more modern mystery, and believe me, I have read them all, I rate it with the "Girl with the dragon tattoo " as modern mysteries.
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Yes, I liked the narrator, she did a wonderful job.
I listened to Gone Girl, and just loved it. Did not want either book to end.
After listening to both books, all I could say was wow. Now will
really have to look for a book just as good.
Too after seeing Stephen Kings positive review, I just had to listen
to Sharp Objects.
Am a die hard SK fan, and listen to his story's over and over again.
I believe a book is great when you want to climb back into a book
and make real life go away for awhile. That the story is so good
you want to listen again and again. I believe that Gillian Flynn's storys
will be listened to, over and over again.
I hope she has future books right away.
Her voice is melodic, easy on the ears. Her voice was great changing between characters,
I wish I could do somthing like that.
Thrilling, page turner
What. The. Hell.
The evil mother was my favorite. She reminded me of the mother who killed her daughter in The Sixth Sense.
She reads in a way that I think the author intended.
I really enjoy Gillian Flynn's writing however, this book was a bit graphic at points. There were parts that were very difficult to listen to. I prefer her other books over this one.
was good story line
was not pleased with ending
again - good story over all even if was predictable and I didn't care for the ending
yes, you think you know where it is going and then bam! it turns you around!
oh... the book its self.
I was very upset at times but never to the point of laying it down.
this author is Amazing! all 3 audio books I have of Flynn's is great!
Very good listen. Gillian Flynn did a great job on this one! Interesting, deep characters and enough psychiatric problems to make the characters multifaceted. I found myself rooting for the "bad guy" a few times. The performer did a great job and handled the different characters and accents well. Would recommend!!
Yes, but only if they like mystery novels. It was a good mystery that led you in different directions, but ultimately was easy enough to figure out. There were a couple of clues that I didn't even think of, but were definitely alluded to early on. The story is slow to start, and I almost stopped listening, but after a while, when the psychological thriller part started kicking in, it became more interesting for me. I appreciated the readers voice alterations and thought that she really captured the characters well. Without her, this book might not have been as good.
Her voice interpretations are spot on. She captures the characters well and really gets the listener involved in the conversations.
I would not, but only because it's somewhat dark. Awesome book, but not a happy listen. No warm and fuzzy feelings while listening, but damn good listening.
I pretty much listened straight through. I couldn't stop listening. I wouldn't say edge of my seat. To me, that implies more action. This is more psychological intrigue. A definite listen. If you skip this book, you're missing out.
Actually, there were several narrators for this book. They were all incredible.
I found it difficult to listen to the cow scene. I had to fast forward though that part.
The characters are despicable, with very few redeeming qualities. Those who are prudish should stay away. Those looking for redemption won't find it here. The story is pedestrian, for the most part. It is easy to see where the story is headed, and the journey to get there is not as interesting as it started out. Please do not misunderstand me--Gillian Flynn is a great writer. This is not a critique of her writing quality or style. The journey and the destination made me reconsider whether it was worth the listen. Listen to the second book, also filled with despicable characters, but a far better journey and destination.
I have not listened to any of Ann Marie Lee's other performances, but she was fantastic in this audio book. Great job with tone and pacing, giving a distinct voice to the characters.
When we are introduced to the main character's "issue", which I will not disclose here. It is very well done, as well as continued references throughout. I just didn't care for the plot.
It is well written. There are no real curveballs in character traits or movement--all believable. Just for me, not worth the time investment. If you like dark, disturbing stories with little redemption and despicable characters, you may like it. Otherwise, check out her other books.