I enjoyed listening to the different points of view, both in the present and the past.
The story was very compelling. I couldn't stop listening because I needed to know who was responsible for killing the Day family.
Fist time to listen to this group of narrators. I enjoyed all of them.
Say something about yourself!
This book fell flat for me. From the description I wanted it to be an awesome book but it was very wordy and kindof boring
I love a good book, but never have time to sit and read. Audible is wonderful for people like me. Even though my kids think I am a nerd for always having my headphones on, someday they will wish their college books were on audible!
I really like Gillian Flynn's books. This was a really good book and the narrators did a great job.
I love to listen to books while driving and I do a lot of driving!
I had originally read Gone Girl first and liked it so much I bought both of the Gillian Flynn's other 2 books including this one. Gone Girl was fantastic and I feel Dark Places was just a little below fantastic. It was a great book with twists not expected. The only voice I didn't think "fit" was the character of Ben....thought it should have been a younger male. Other than that - it was worth the credit.
This is the kind of styles I like in my reviews: good pace, cerebral, well-documented, meaty, mind-bending.
This book has style. It is the story of an orphan that was the sole survivor of a horrible massacre where almost all of her family was killed. Worse, the only other survivor is her own brother who has been convicted from her own testimony.
This is bad enough and one would surely take Libby Day as a victim. Victim she is, but she is also a gravely disturbed and unfriendly person. The book sets the stage very nicely by showing how she resents her life as a whole. The story begins as she is contacted by a group of volunteers who, decades after the event, question that the brother is really the killer and whether the Libby's testimony has been psychologically coerced. It becomes clear, soon enough, that there is more to the story and begins a very innovative thriller as, paid for her help by these volunteers, she reluctantly engages to find out more about events that occurred a long time in the past.
Comparing to Gone Girl, which is also an amazing book, this one has the advantage of getting quicker into the main action and has a more interesting main character. I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes drama and thrillers.
This book ranks third among the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
I enjoyed the darkness of Libby's tortured mind as she struggles to recover her past and reclaim her life.
I have not listened to other works from this narrator.
The book took me a while to get into, but once it got started, it really drew me in. I was fine with listening in short to medium doses. It did not make me want to stay up all night listening to it.
Unlikeable characters that you find yourself rooting for. I felt the same way about "Girl Gone." I don't know how Gillian Flynn does it, but I absolutely LOVED both novels.
Unlikeable characters and all!
The characters in this book are flawed and not that likable, yet I thought about them constantly
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys gothic thrillers or mysteries. I listened in the car on the way to and from work every day. It was like enjoying a special treat after a hard day. I kept changing my mind as to who was innocent and who was not.
I was torn between empathizing with the main character, and wanting to tell her to at least try to have a "normal" life. Just give her a little kick in the butt; yet stay by her when she was needing stability. She was stuck in a time zone from when she was little, and couldn't function because of things that had happened from her childhood.
I liked that there were different narrators for the different characters. It made me think, "Ok, now I will hear about Ben's side of the story..."
I liked that I listened to this over a period of time. It kept me thinking about the book when I wasn't actually listening to the story.
The author's use of illustrated comparisons made the picture of the story come to life. It wasn't just "there was a black mailbox at the end of the road"; it was "there was a shadow of a mailbox sticking out of the road like a grotesque blackened wart of the end of a stubby arthritic thumb". (This is not a quote from the book). The point being that I was able to paint a picture in my mind with ease.