Non-fiction, fiction--I read widely. Except bodice rippers. I'd rather pull my own eyelashes out than read romance. Avid, happy reader.
Wow. I just finished reading this novel practically straight through, and was/am so impressed with it that I just had to write a review. Given my profession, people recommend crime-related fiction to me frequently . . . but I so rarely find it interesting, well-written, thoughtful, and/or realistic that I hardly ever read in this genre. It's just so ridiculous and formulaic that it makes me cringe. This book doesn't insult your intelligence.
You will be hooked from moment one--so you might want to take a nap prior to picking this one up, because you will find it difficult to put down. It's refreshingly well-written, paced brilliantly, and just a damned good story. I won't spoil anything in saying this, but this author either has a gifted sense of human nature at its rougher edges, or did some admirable research . . . and it feels so natural that I suspect it's the former. The pieces fit together in the end without you having to suspend reality or groan at the machinations undertaken to get there. And though you might guess at a few of the elements in the plot, you won't see most of it coming even if you're good at foreseeing twists, and will be left sending mental kudos to Gillian Flynn for being flat clever. I recall the word 'craft' being used in a number of reviews when I purchased this, and I now see why. This is smart, addictive, funny, tight, suspenseful stuff. As a bonus, you don't have to sacrifice a great story for great writing (or vice versa).
The narration is first rate for both characters, as well. Truly top notch. My faith in crime-related thrillers is renewed. What fun.
Well written, suspenseful and kept me engaged to know more!
Yes, the story kept me on the edge of my seat !
Julia Whelan ! Love her voice!
I can't believe how deceitful and crazy Amy's became in the book, the twists were very creative, plotted well and hard to predict what would happen next !!!
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This one was my first.
Yes. Their voice is very clear. Their pronunciation easy to understand. English is not my first language and some times it is hard for me to understand certain narrators. However, I enjoyed them very much.
Yes. I didnt like the ending. I wish we could finally see Nick being happy and free and Amy in a psych institution.
I gave this book a 3 stars because i didnt expect the ending to be the way it did. However, the story is kind of twisted and i was interested for the most part.
My 3 hour commute (each way) went whizzing by as I listened to this chilling tale. Flynn got me hooked, and never let me go. Stayed up until 1:30am listening to the last chapters one nite. The readers really inhabited their roles as Nick and Amy, alternately having me root for them or be weirded-out by them, as surely the author intended. A winner from beginning to end.
I suspect I would be more willing to listen to this story than to have read it.
Very well written and I love the twist so I would recommend this book Gone Girl to any of my friends.
The plot had me from page 1. It is a very descriptive book but without being over loaded. Every piece of information is important and kept me guessing...who did it.
I have just started back reading and Girl Gone was an EXCELLENT start.
Quite honestly, it's been a while since I have been able to finish a book, but I must say I have never begun reading or even heard of a book with quite the… (what word to use???) PUNCH?!
Julia & Kirby were THE DUNNE's!!!! They performed the reading wonderfully! They brought the book to life!
I must say, I love how Go stuck to Nick every bit of the way. Also, the small part where the mom popped up and the way Go & Nick spoke of her, I loved their mom! She was so sweet and loving. A 180 degree difference from their father!
I have to say, I both loved and Loathed Amy. SOME of the things she did were things some women daydream of doing, but she did it. I LOVE how methotical Gillian made her! (a bit overboard) but great all the same. Thank you Ms. Flynn, I can't wait to start my next book. Girl Gone was a good start to mee wanting to read more and even start to write again! Great Book!
Maybe - I liked the reading of this book - it just had so many f-words that I had to stop listening to it.
I gave this book two stars because I was into the the characters and enjoyed the twists, but literally the ending was so bad, and I was so disappointed. It was not just a bad ending, it was stupid! This was my first audible, what a disappointment.
I have no idea, as I am trigger shy at this point.
I thought they were fine.
The ending. It was like the author went back in for a re-shoot, and made a huge mistake. Terrible ending to a somewhat decent book.
the protagonist, what a sick puppy!
Good writing, interesting twists, good performance, but the ending made me hate the whole book.