This book is for listeners who don't get bored of repetition easily. This book would be liked by listeners who are okay with the book getting to the point at the VERY LAST CHAPTER!
Yes, the book had revelations throughout, however they were at snail speed. Not to mention you had to listen to Claire being confused about who she was and relive her confusion chapter after chapter, rehashing the same conversations over and over, never REALLY getting to the point! There is a thing called suspense and then there's downright INERTIA!
My favorite scene of course is when Claire finds out that she is in REAL danger and why! However, this doesn't happen until the last 2 chapters so that was irritating.
No comparison to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl! None whatsoever!
Living is easy with eyes closed... and headphones on.
The pace seemed a bit slow. I get that it is a psychological thriller, but a lot of the time it felt like the story was just not going anywhere.
Yes, definitely. Because this was a VERY unique idea. I've never read a (fictional) book about an amnesiac. It was certainly an original and suspenseful idea.
Never, but she was amazing in this one. She is so good, I never needed to be notified of which character is doing the talking - I knew automatically just from her tone.
Yes. The ending was shocking, but in a good way. I totally thought I had it figured out, and it completely threw me off. Overall, a very unique story.
I do recommend this book for a good time, an unusual mystery. Seems to move slow but it will definitely keep surprising you. Apparently theres a movie adaptation about to come out.
This book is really scary on so many levels. The vulnerable main character suffers ongoing terrible abuse and betrayal. Heavy on the violence, sense of loss and abandonment. A page turner but a cautionary story that is more thriller than anything else. Haunting.
After reading how many languages this had been translated into, how many best seller awards it had gained and the fact that it was being made into a movie I was excited to read this book. I was disappointed. I could not relate to the central character, I found the storytelling slow and unimaginative and the plot was plodding and predictable. The villain could have been far nastier, the heroine could have suffered more at his hands and more stunning revelations about her past could have been crafted. The narration was monotonic and faintly annoying.
All in all, I was very underwhelmed. Oh, by the way, they all lived happily ever after except for the villain.
The book that I am listening to now has such rich prose and well developed characters, coupled with fabulous narration, that I find myself stopping the audio just to think more about what I have just heard. That is what an audio book should be like. This book is not like that at all. Not recommended.
I'm not surprised it will soon be a movie. I could almost picture some of the scenes. Suspenseful and it really pulled me forward through the plot.
Yes, good book and narration.
Somehow, when the events start to move fast.
When she wake up and read what she wrote the day before.
The author has a very interesting and surprising story with real people and like real people they have good and bad characteristics. You start off feeling one way about a character and as the story unfolds you often change your opinion. It kept my interest through out the story. There were a few illogical actions or I should say not representative of real people but a good story.
The realization that the man she thought was her husband wasn't.
I was thoroughly engrossed in this book and couldn't wait to keep reading/listening to see how it ended! I love that anticipation! I thought the premise was somewhat unbelievable, however it was written in such a way that it was convincing, so I just let myself go and went along for the ride. It was also perhaps a little too long - too much back and forth on the part of the "unreliable narrator." That did work to confuse me about how it would turn out, though, so it kept me guessing and listening. Overall it was a really fun read.
I love technology, reading, music, and shoes (not necessarily in that order.)
Nothing about the book, but if I had to listen to it again I would probably listen to an abridged version. It took too long to get to the meat of the story.
Much like the movie Groundhogs day, but serious.
She did an overall good job with the character voices. You could distinctly tell who was who.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It's a real page turner and you won't want to stop listening, especially in Part 3. It has an interesting premise and it really delivers at the end with the twist.