I listened to "Gone Girl" first, and decided to try this one as well. The characters are engaging, but the plot is much weaker than Gone Girl's, and has a rather unfinished feel. Yes, it's a dark book, as people have mentioned, but I didn't get the same feeling of over-riding evil as I did with Gone Girl. Nevertheless, many images from the book have stayed with me, and I would recommend it.
Bulk of story was needless filler dialog. I skipped thru significant chapters without lots of story knowledge.
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
Couldn't stop listening - snuck in chapters at work and went to sleep still listening. This author does not disappoint! Narration is wonderful.
I really enjoyed listening to this book it was a very good story and I like the way the author writes. It was read very well by the actors. I do wish that the book on audible was cheaper though.
This was my first Gillian Flynn novel but I was aware of Gone Girl. The narrator was good; however, there were times her apathetic sound/cadence (which suits the protagonist) wasn't appropriate for the action.
Predictable after spending some time with the book, but I was still surprised at how scummy the whole novel made me feel. Be prepared to visit dark places, per the title. The audiobook was entertaining...maybe traumatically engaging is a better phrase...but it is hard to call it 'good'. It is a distracting piece of fiction.
I almost felt like she *was* the protagonist.
I'm not certain. I don't think I want to slog through these dark places twice.
The story was interesting & insightful, but certainly not as complex & deviant as Gone Girl. Somebody should have researched the pronunciation of local place names and cattle breeds: Salina (sal-I-na), Kearny (Carny), and Hereford (her-ford). It was very distracting hearing them pronounced, saleena, key-ar-ny and hair-if-ford!