Enjoying one good listen after the next!
As others have stated, there's something scarily magnetic about this book. It is unbelievably hard to listen to and impossible not to -- it is brutal and grotesque and somehow manages to allow every family disfunction ever to float to the center of this story. I cringed often as the story was exquisitely narrated, revealing horrors that I hoped are not real. But they are/can be. "Not every woman should become a mother," is one take away for sure. Another? Sicknesses can be passed along generation to generation. The need for pain, to hurt your self or to hurt someone else is a sickness that can only be overcome by purposeful correction. Or. . . can it? That is the question that lingers as yet another little girl goes missing, a body found, and the killer is yet another ghostly woman. On one level, this is an appalling story; on another is a story of mental illness run amok. I can't decide if I am glad or listened or not. It is certain to stay with me for a long time. Unforgettable.
Wow- a compelling story, purely written my Ms. Flynn. She has the chilling story down that keeps you drawn in. The web of crazy in a family, small town pettiness and secrecy, booze and drugs, cops and newspaper reporters all wrapped up in a heart-thumping novel.
The narrator, Ann Marie Lee, was amazing. She had all the players down. Don't know how she did it but kudos.
Some raw scenes but part of the novel. Hang onto your hats!
Listen to all kinds, but mostly enjoy witty light-hearted entertaining reads. Stay away from romance novels & books with heavy violence.
Don't be put off by my 4 stars. I hold 5 stars for books that I could listen to over and over again. Kept me engaged from start to end and didn't tune out once, which says something because my mind wonders frequently. It has moments in it that will make you cringe, but not overly graphic. For the parents out there not something you want to listen to with them in car - Adult coitus, Adult language, Adult content - Rated R.
Extremely well written and narrated. I couldn't put it down and was entranced from the beginning. This was the first of Gillian Flynn's books I've read and I can't wait to read more now.
I needed something for a long car ride and this did the trick. it wasn't life changing but it served it's purpose to keep my mind occupied and I never found myself bored while listening. I would recommend this if you want something easy to listen to that is just a way to pass the time but still draws you in to want to find out more.
I would recommend this book if they enjoyed Gillian Flynn's other books. It's entertaining and very similar to the style and theme of her other books.
Ama was my favorite because she was so different than me. Any time she was present was like watching (or listening) to a wild creature; both captivating and terrifying.
Just like her other books, I think this would translate well into a movie. I would cast Anna Kendrick as Camille. She's likable but I think she could play the dark side well too.
Maybe if the main character hadn't been throwing up through so much of the book.
Yes, but not this one.
She wasn't the problem.
If you like stories about throwing up, pig slaughter, murdered children and flesh carving, this is a book for you. Not me. This was just a waste of a precious book credit.