The ending to the story was just unsatisfying. I know that you can't always get the ending you want, but this one just left so many questions unanswered and there were so many holes in the story. I was so frustrated at the end and really hated it.
Plus there were so many things that were repeated over and over that it was annoying and I just wanted to yell "SHUT UP!!". But I kept thinking that it would pay off in the end, but those elements never did.
Also, the story was bloated with so many things that just needed to be edited out.
Slow, over-pronounced, and southern
Disappointment was the biggest reaction. There were so many things I was screaming at the characters. The actions and dialog were so unnatural. No one would react the way the characters acted in several scenes.
The twists in the story were intriguing but the payoff was terrible.
I loved the story and the narration. Having a male and female voice helped with the story.
Yes, I was hooked
Having different narrators back and forth was good.
This book started out OK- agree with others this is a novel about two horrible people in a story that is way too hard to accept and believe. Since it is a story where there is no character to relate to or root for, at the end I also just ended up disappointed.
....to blah. I kept waiting to be shocked or surprised or for something to happen. It seemed like it was going to get good, but then it ended. Just ended like the author got tired of writing. I listened to this book on the recommendation of a friend. Maybe I expected too much because she loved it. I would not recommend this book to a friend.
written a satisfying ending
No, but the narration was good once I figured out why Amy was talking the way she did in the beginning.
Not really, but I am stuck in traffic 2 hours a day
Very entertaining story-implausible but I couldn't get enough of it. My 2nd Gillian Flynn listen(Dark Places****), she sure does awful people well.
This was a great listen. I looked forward to my drive to work each morning and heading home in rush hour didn't matter anymore because I had this awesome story to return to. Great mystery that kept me guessing and scared and interested the whole time. I'm excited to move on to other Gillian Flynn novels now.
I chose not to return the book because I enjoyed the first 2/3s and hated the last part. Initially I could appreciate their alternating views but eventually the characters were reveled to be vapid, unreal and unlikeable. The story overall was not bad just way too long with an abrupt ending. I felt cheated and like I wasted 6 of the 19 hours....make that 9 hours, this book screams for an abridged version but even then the ending would still ruin the story.
No, I like the genre just not this book.
Both performers did a great job giving the characters a voice.
Needs an editor and an ending. The author obviously worked hard on this over written, long story and was simply too tired to finish it.
Over 5000 listeners rated this book over 4. I could not get into it myself and stopped listening. Maybe the ending is better than I am willing to find out.
Even though it was well written and read, this book was a downer to me so I would warn my friend if I recommended it to them. I was not warned and finished the book with a head shake and a sigh. I like to be more entertained in a postive way when I read and this book was full of negatives.
I gave it stars by stepping back and rating it differently than by my feelings for the book.