I'm not a nursed mystery type reader/listener. This one hooked me in and I had to finish it. The readers do a great job which is often what makes or breaks an audio book for me.
Too long. A great listen, up to a point. From there it fizzled out for me.
The story could have ended on several occasions before its actual languishing death, and still have been very effective. By the time it was finally over the climax was not nearly a surprise, or as ominously interesting as I suspect was intended. An open ending, sooner, would have been more effective.
I was not disappointed overall, I simply wished it was over sooner.
Love a good audio book on my commute.
Hm... I don't tend to listen to stories I have already listened to, especially for Gone Girl when the story is still so vivid in my head.
The detail description of emotions and thinking of the characters. I mean... Amy... my god...
I actually pulled an all nighter trying to finish the book (and I was suppose to have a 9am meeting the next day!)
I am just glad that I have finished the book before watching the movie. The book was so much better and I would to choose Ben Affleck to play Nick...
Good story, though a little depressing. Wish I had skipped the movie, which was so bad that it almost killed my desire to even read the book. The performance of the book readers really helped a lot. Girl On a Train is better in every way, but this one is good. It's not a story I will want to read again, but it wasn't a bad waste of time. I think it got way more hype than it should have.
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Exciting read! Interesting to follow all the details! I would read another book like this one, or by the same author.
Narrators were fantastic, and I didn't want the story to end. The only downside for me: there was a lot of bad language so I couldn't listen to it when my kids were around. I would highly recommend this audiobook!!
Spoiler! When the shift occurs in Part Two and it's revealed that Amy's diary up to that point has been a fake, I got chills in the way narrator, Julia Whalen's voice changed. I loved the book and Gillian Flynn definitely deserves the credit for her writing, but the audio book added a whole new element to the story.
It would have taken an awful lot to make me give this even a 3 star rating.
The whole thing was boring, predictable, and very uninspiring. I would have requested a refund, but why bother, at least it was mindless white noise.
No, probably not.
The readers were fine. It was the words they read that undid the whole performance.
The whole book
Don't waste your time.