I already have recommended this audiobook to a number of friends. The story is great (although the last 10% less up to snuff than the rest, in my opinion but very much worth the ride). Once you think you know where this is leading, you don't. Smart writing with really well developed characters; the story had me hooked all the way through. I was never checking to see how much longer this would be -- lots of fun!
When I found out where the Girl had Gone
I'd recently listened to Kirby Heyborne in LA Noire, which was too long, to the point of tedium-- every paragraph seeming to end with Heyborne saying.. "Mickey Cohen".
It took a bit to get him into only being Nick for me, but then I forgot all about his previous read and we were off to the races. His voice was perfectly in line with who Nick was and "looked" like.
Julie Whelan was flat out wonderful. Witty, wicked smart, sexy, crazy...funny.
I actually played the last hour again on the way home from work today, because I missed this wacked pair after just one day...
Absolutely! It kept my interest the entire time-- I was glued.
SO much fun.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
How do you rate a story where you despise each of the characters? First you hate one, then the other, then both with intermittent sympathy? I found myself taking turns hating each of the two main characters, Nick and Amy Dunn. The book and the story is well crafted and smartly told, but I hope not to endure another story like this again. I am emotionally worn out, yet I had to keep listening to the story…even when I was totally disgusted with the characters that I wanted to slap them. This listen was like watching a train wreck that you find horrible, however you cannot pull your eyes away for a moment. Instead, you are drawn into the drama. .
My guess is readers who enjoy psychological thrillers would find this book a realistic and believable study of the complexities in relationships.
And even now I find myself wondering if a sequel will be written and I begin to speculate how the relationship will unfold.
You won't be disappointed! I have been waiting for an author to engage me like Tana French does so well in her novels and finally we have Gillian Flynn! I liked this book so much, I ordered her other two titles right away! Bravo to the pitch perfect narrators...
Say something about yourself!
I got this book because I had heard a lot of good reviews. I thought it would be a fun listen, but I didn't except that I'd love the book as much as I did. Fun sure, but the author also has written such an engrossing story that challenges the reader/listener to think about the meaning of marriage, relationship, good and evil and how much faith we should put into our first impressions.
Additionally, the performance of the readers are excellent. I love the quality of readers Audible is able to get, and the performers here are no exception. Great book, great fun and great performances. Whether you are looking for a fun read, something to make you think or the chance to hear great talent, this book will not disappoint.
Lousy characters. Good readers (poor things). Mediocre writing. And there's absolutely no way I'll ever get back the hours I wasted listening to/reading this thing.
I'm a non-violent person. If I weren't, I would hunt for and track down whichever professional reviewer prompted me to read this thing and do bad things to him or her!
I loved the alternating narrators in this performance. His and her stories paired together made for perfect tension. I listened to this story as I began training for my first 5k and I am certain that wanting to know more is one of the things that kept me going.
No spoilers, here! But let's just say that the narrators are a bit unreliable and peeling away the layers of their characters were amazing.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
The narrorators did a great job!
They were both insane, in the best way...lol.
I found myself responding to the main characters, outloud.
The book started out okay, I didn't love it I didn't hate it but it wasn't something that "I just couldn't stop listening to".
As I progressed, it got REALLY good, so good that I found myself making excuses to even clean my house just to be able to listen to it, I had to finish the book and know what was going to happen next.
The ending however, left me pretty disappointed, and when I heard the narrator conclude we hope you enjoyed this audiobook, I couldn't believe it was over, I actually rewound to see if by accident I hit the fast forward button. Maybe it was intentional and the book will become a series, but otherwise I really wish there was more time spent on the ending.
I will say I am a person that likes loose ends tied up at the end of the story, whether it's a good ending or bad. I just felt like I had more questions when the book ended and that's just something I have never liked in books, movies, etc. I would recommend the book but I think you may feel frustrated at the ending as well.
This is a clever "page-turner" of a novel, which grows on one slowly. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as a read, but because the narrations were so good, it made the story - which has lots of holes - compelling.