I never listen to a book more than once unless the prose are extraordinary. This is definitely not that kind of literature. But if there was movie, I would watch it!
The plot is the key to this novel. Never a dull moment, always full of intrigue. I was so engaged in the storyline and the characters that I often pulled into the garage of my house, and stayed in the car to keep listening. I couldn't "put it down." I enjoy a good plot twist for the gratification I get in the end when I can say "psh! I totally knew that was gonna happen," this was NOT the case with Gone Girl. The plot twist was effective, and I at no point had it figured out. The plot twist in this book was perfectly executed.
This book is definitely a "page turner," and did not disappoint.
The performance was amazing, especially the voice of Amy. The story was a real page-turner, or whatever the audiobook equivalent of a page-turner is! Had to suspend disbelief a little but overall was gripping. The "smut factor" was a bit overdone, the coarse language and sexual references were a bit much, so not for listening to in the car with the kids.
The unexpected ending was my favorite part.
Althought I get involved while reading a book myself; listening to them helps bring out the intended emotions.
I love that the book was unpredictable from the beginning. It kept me guessing and wanting to her more.
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This was my first Gillian Flynn and it was fantastic. Believable, wicked characters.
Great story, great reading. No happy endings here, but it all seems to make some sort of sense in the end. A little bit violent, but it serves the story- never gratuitous.
Gillian Flynn"s three books, Sharp Objects,Dark Places and this one, Gone Girl, have been the most compelling, intelligent audio experiences I have had in the last few months.
I am finding it very difficult to find anything close to this quality to read (listen).
I apologize for the cut and paste same review of these three books, but I wanted to contribute to the reviewing community that has helped me out so much. My time seems to get tighter and tighter all the time, which is why I value these great listening experiences so much ( mostly in my truck running around for materials- I am a contractor ).
The ending was so disappointing. I audibly YELLED, "YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!" While I wasn't looking for "they all lived happily ever after," justice (not legal system) still could have been served in a very twisted way, in keeping with the rest of the book.
Gone Girl should only have a follow-up book if there is some sick form of justice served.
I was soooo into this book, that I couldn't put it down. But the ending was so wrong, I don't think I would read another Gillian Flynn book. The last chapter robbed me of the time I had invested in this book.
Yes, hearing the voices performed added an extra level of drama. The movie version could never top the audiobook.
Many times I just sat in my car listening after I arrived. Couldn't put it down. It started out a little slow, but the twists just kept coming and I had to know what was next.
Yes I would! it was Great!
I liked all the twists and turns this book made! It was a great read!
I liked both! you had to admire the smarts and intelligence Amy had! and you fell maddly in love with Lance! :)
Would have preferred a different ending.
Maybe - but only if the reviews indicated that the ending was believable.
If you're just starting this book, its a tad slow. But...keep listening--at least until you get to Part II. I won't give anything away, but it is worth the wait. I still haven't finished the book but now, instead of being a way to pass the time, I look forward to listening. Hang in there! Its worth it!!