I might have liked this one more if I'd listened to it before Gone Girl. I was disappointed. Its title suits it well as it is a dark story and filled with a bizarre evil that I found to be depressing more than anything. It's still a well written story I just didn't find much to like about the characters.
Yes, FLYNN has me hooked, I started with GONE GIRL, then moved on to DARK PLACES, now I'm listening to SHARP OBJECTS. Eerily creepy, and captivating, something about these books keeps you wanting more. You don't want to listen, but you can't help yourself...
The recount of January 3, 1985 by Patti, by Ben, and by Libby.
I love listening to the different narrators in this story, my favorite was Ben Day. I think that the narrators were able to bring a realness to the story that you would perhaps miss if you were merely reading the story. Libby's narrator did a great job - I think she wasn't my favorite because she was so good and creepy...
Yes, I just didn't have the time.
Great book - highly recommend!
Business Physicist and Astronomer
This is an above average mystery by today's dismal standards. The story is interesting though somewhat predictable. The characters are a bit flat.
The delivery is very good. I think the superb delivery actually made the story better. It is a little bit difficult to follow---time jumps from past to present are always hard to follow unless very well executed.
The ending is a bit strange. Rather than a surprise ending, it's more contrived and I don't think the characters would have acted the way they did.
But still, it's above average and acceptably amusing.
What a dark, twisted fantastic story! This was a story where I found myself sorry it was over because I really cared about the characters and wanted to know what became of them after. Additionally, all narrators on this were wonderful to listen too.
Twists and turns, and ending I didn't expect.
Well, it is much like Gillian Flynn's other work, which is diverse and amazing.
I've never heard these narrators before, but they did a fine job conveying mood and tone.
Yes, the narrators are terrific. There are some flaws to the story, but overall another great book from Gillian Flynn
Mixed, some things tied up a little too well, while others left having.
The story was rich and although it spans 25 years, it is so well connected and developed. The characters arebrought to life through the narrators performance....Will definitely listen a second time....which is rare for me.
I loved the raw and unapologetic approach the author takes in developing her characters. She has an incredible skill in making you love the unlovable and hate the seemingly righteous.
The performance of Patty Day was my favorite, however Libby was a close second.
I sat in my car listening to the final chapters....they were gripping. You had no idea what was coming, but yet I wasn't surprised at all.
Perhaps not "quite" as good as "GONE GIRL" ... But the same "flavor" and damn good. This author has some darkness in her. Glad she can channel it into entertaining stories. If "GONE GIRL" is a 10, this one is a 9 ... Maybe a 9.5. Worth your credit.
This is Flynn's sophomore effort, and it's the best of her 3 books, in my opinion. You really get pulled into the setting and the thoughts of the main character. It's unapologetically gritty, and sometimes cringe-worthy. But in a good way. The main character is not likable, but as in Flynn's other books, the characters are somehow simultaneously unpleasant and engrossing. You're pulling for them in the end, even if you wouldn't want to necessarily spend any time with them. There's an unusually large cast of readers, but they do a great job, and I actually had a hard time telling some of them apart. I like it when the reader doesn't distract.
This is worth a listen! That's all I'll say here so you can enjoy the twists and turns for yourself.
Not only was this a good story that kept you guessing but I really enjoyed the narration too
It was toward the end of the book, and without giving anything anyway, I literally gasped when I found out what the mom decided to do.
Yes in Gone Girl, which I enjoyed all the way up to the ending. I didn't like the end of that book, but narration was great.
I gasped as I said above.