After reading Gone Girl and loving it, I was so excited to see that Gillian Flynn had two other books on audible. I was discouraged because the amount of reviews/ rating didn't seem as great as those for Gone Girl. I finally bought Dark Places yesterday and holy *@#!- it was so good!!!! Exceeded my expectations completely.
Yes, it is dark- there were a few uncomfortable moments, but well worth the uncomfort to get the rest of the story. The author has a way of crafting a story that just pulls you in and you feel like you can see and indentify with the characters. I typically buy audio books to listen to while I work at my desk job all day- but, with this book, I listened during lunch and while driving, walking, etc. I just had to know what would be revealed next.
I am now moving on to by Sharp Objects. If it is anything like the other two Gillian Flynn books, I will not be disappointed!
When everything started coming to heather
The different tones and actions of the character... Listen give I a better picture of what the characters look like
This book was basically enjoyable. There were allot of parts though that were pretty far reaching, even for fiction.
I like non-fiction, novels, classics and a good comedy.
No. Although I didn't care for some of the descriptive scenes with drugs.
No. I enjoyed Gone Girl more.
I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
Good story. Flash backs were well paced. I didn't want to stop listening because I needed to know what happened next for the Days. Of course you never expect the killer to be who the author reveals in the end. However, of all the choices presented in the story, the reveal was anticlimactic. The Murder Club geek seemed to hitchhike into this story and that entire plot line could have been written out. I'm not sure what he added. I would have written -Libby Day: get off your lazy butt and go investigate- [That's why I'm not getting paid for anything I write]. All-in-all, yes it was time well spent and worth my precious credit but middle of the road 3-stars is a good place for it. The writer kept me interested as the character scenarios evolved. 4-stars on performance as there were multiple good narrators. I'd recommend it as something different in between great thrillers or very dark mysteries. I say that because there is a lot happening with these characters and all the while, it was still easy listening and not though provoking.I am willing to give Gillian Flynn another credit and see what else she can do.
I loved the verbiage of this book!!! The descriptions, the words used to paint such a vivid picture. I could almost smell the smells and hear the sounds!!! I don't think I would have noticed that as well if I would have read it. When you read you are so intent on getting to the next chapter....getting to the point. That you sometime don't really listen to the words used to get you there.
I loved the twists and turns and most of all I loved Libby in all of her crazy, mean, stealing ways.....what a great character!!!!
I did not cry. I gasped. I laughed at some of the great things that come out of Libby's mouth.
Loved this book!! Loved listening to it!!! I read Sharp Objects years ago and didn't even know it was the same author until I was half way through this book. I am now reading Gone Girl....it is starting a little slow but I hope I like it half as well.
I ENJOYED THIS BOOK, BUT I HAD JUST FINISHED GONE GIRL, AND WANTED MORE OF GILLIAN FLYNN, IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANY BOOK TO LIVE UP TO THAT.
THE ENDING WAS PRETTY GOOD
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.