It was kind of predictable, the characters were not likeable at ALL. I didn't care if any of them died or stayed in prison or whatever. It was just a really boring storyline. The climax (if you could even call it that) and the "big reveal" at the end was lame and happened so quickly.
Probably not honestly
Yeah the narration was okay.
I started with 'Gone Girl' and thought I had found a new favorite author and the best read in years...until the last three chapters or so--which turned into the single worst ending to a book I've ever read. I was actually angry at the author. I did enjoy the narration, though.
A friend suggested before I walked away, I try one more book. I tried 'Sharp Objects' and found it wasn't particularly good or bad. Marginal in every way (except narration, which I enjoyed).
But a different friend who felt the same way I did about both books convinced me to try 'Dark Places.' Glad I did!
This book wasn't as excitingly twisty as 'Gone Girl,' but I really enjoyed it and am glad I tried it in spite of my prior disappointment in Flynn's works. The narration was solid and the characters were interesting. Her characters are always vivid and well-fleshed out and the fact that they were all unlikable worked beautifully in 'Gone Girl' but worked against the story in 'Sharp Objects.' She got it right with this book, and they weren't even all bad!
I definitely recommend this one!
Dark Places is all the suspense of Gone Girl without being anything alike. Gillian Flynn has created a whole new dark world that is filled with twists and turns, building suspense from the very beginning. The narrators deftly navigate the novel with precision and ease. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loved Gone Girl's dark side.
Like most of the others, I read Gone Girl first and needing more I found Dark Places. I read & reRead the reviews and waited months before getting Dark Places, other reviewers made it sound awful & depressing. I am SO glad I took the chance & got this book, it was every bit as good as Gone Girl, and I would recommend it to anyone. Beautifully written, & a real page turner
I thought it might end up being predictable, but for me part of it wasn't until close to the ending. But I loved all the twists and how the author tried to make you think it was the obvious choice.
The story was well written and it was great to learn about all the characters from different perspectives and as a reader knowing things that they characters didn't know.
I probably could have listened to it all at once but I did break it up and only allowed myself to listen during a long commute.
Would love to see what happens to the characters next.
I didn't buy the print version, so I wouldn't know, but I must admit the people telling the story was just perfect.
Yes, you had to wait until the very end to get the truth, I liked how it told each person's story, bounced from one person's life to another with different voices.
No I haven't, but I plan on it since I am now a huge fan of all the narrator's.
It just kept me hooked, I always wanted to know more, this was my second audio book, the first book I bought, I didn't like the narrator, I almost have up on audio books, but then I gave this one a chance, and boy oh boy I'm glad I did. I almost didn't want to book to end, I just fell in love with each of the characters, it kept me emotionally involved with each character.
I must admit I almost didn't like the gloomy way the narrator's voice was, but I bumped up the speed to 1.25 and found it much more enjoyable. Then when I understood why her voice wad so gloomy, then I was able to switch back to normal speed. This book sold me on audio books. I had previously never liked anyone reading too me, ever. I just liked reading to myself. Now I like audio books, and this book will now be in my list of best books ever. I hope you give it a chance as well, don't give up on it so quickly, it really is a good story.
man this book is so fucking dark you can't see it in a room full of sun shine. the things people do when they are at the end of their rope. I think this might be better than Gone Girl.