I enjoy the dark twisting work of Gillian Flynn.
There was an instant of extreme animal violence/mutilation in this book- which is a major no no in my own book. In fact I believe there should be a label letting the buyer know in advance, so they can choose not to subject themselves to such. I would have been better off without it.
Unfortunately, and I did. I was also in good company with my extreme disappointment. The depth of the book envelopes through the characters, your mind sees these characters through their plight. In addition to subpar acting the actors were nothing at all than those that were described in the book.
My least favorite of Flynns 3 but still worth a look.
Libbey was an especially strong character. The back and forth narrative between past and present helped advance the story and build tension between what happened and what the characters thought happened.
I only started Audible a few months ago but this is far and away the best book I've listened to here. From the beginning I was captivated. Unlike so many mysteries, where halfway through you have the ending already figured out, this one kept me guessing all the way. The narrators were all fabulous as well. I devoured this book.
This book is so painful and dark and gripping. I could not stop listening to it. However, when the big mystery was finally revealed, I felt like a balloon that was pricked with a needle. The ending is so disappointing and in my opinion, unrealistic. If I would have known, I wouldn't have listened to it. However, the suspense and performance doesn't make me totally regret it.
For a book to interest me, it has to start iff with a bang and keep me drawn to it. This is my very favorite book. Worth reading and glad it was recommended to me!!
Los Angeles, CA
I loved the back and forth/varied story structure in this book. You get the full story from different POV's and from different points in time. It not only keeps you guessing at what really happened to this family, but breaks up the listen very nicely.
This is such a sad story of a family torn apart and hearing it from the POV of different members of the family is especially heart breaking (especially with the great performances, especially from the woman who voices Patty). It's truly a multi-layered mystery with real, damaged people. Really great read.
If you've seen the movie -- READ THE BOOK. I loved this story and was excited to watch the movie... They absolutely blew it. I was horribly mis-casted and poorly executed. Give the book a chance to redeem itself!
Wow. The storylines and character personalities in the book are so dark but oh-so captivating. To spend a day in the author's head who be a captivating wonder. You get so involved in the twisted lives the characters lead that you find yourself wondering if your the one with the unsettling personality trait. Never saw the plot line coming and found myself quite often sitting in my car thinking "I'll keep listening just five more minutes".
I couldn't put this down. Flynn is a master of creating cycles of images and weaving a suspense that leaves you guessing until the very end.
Flynn is hard to compare to other authors. Her ability to touch the dark places of the human condition is unique.
I enjoyed how each perspective in the audio book version had a unique narrator.
Gripping at my phone with suspense?
~Bead Goddess Mary~
Dark, but gripping story. it is one you have to keep listening to find out how it ends, and if it would be a good or gruesome one... All in all one, I would recommend .