Everything about this story is clever and well written, but incredibly "messed up." Such an intriguing story, and a scary one as well. I'm so glad I'm not Amy or Nick, but they do make an intriguing pair of characters. A definite must read, even if ya only read it once.
Riveting until ending.
Maybe. Her writing is superb, and for the first 2/3 of the book, absolutely gripping. Then, it gets more convoluted and weird, and (no spoilers!), the ending is like someone else wrote it! Totally flat and unsatisfying after all that crazy drama & plot twists.
They were AWESOME! Totally believable as the main characters, clear, good pacing, and good "secondary" character voices (when Julia is a man, etc.).
I have *heard* that Gillian Flynn remarked that she was stumped after 82% of the book was finished. It seems like it. Others may not be bothered by the end. I hate to keep harping on that point to detract from what was otherwise an incredibly well-written, imaginative, fast-paced mystery. Maybe if you can get a library copy or on sale, try it? I most likely will read another of her books b/c of her evident talent.
Most of my reviews can be found on Goodreads. I have lupus so it's often too much trouble to redo them for Audible but I love "reading"!
The dual narrators and the ending, but that's my personal preference.
Eleanor&Park ONLY because it too had 2 narrators and I also couldn't finish it, despite initially being interested. I've heard The Good Girl is similar as well, but I've not read it.
For some reason I can't explain, I don't seem to like listening to 2 narrators.
As for my comment regarding the ending: I get that it was a very cyclical way to go, but I wasn't a super-fan of how things turned out. I only rated it as highly as I did because it was pretty intriguing MOST of the time.
Great writing, awesome story line. So many times I was shocked. Kudos to Gillian Flynn. The narrators were great also . I recommend this book to anyone wanting a great book to curl up with.
A good book. Did not end the way I expected, but kept me interested the entire time.
The narrators were great and played their parts perfectly. Because of them, I was completely immersed in the story.
I don't want to spoil the book; therefore, I'll just say, the book itself is good enough, that it will be hard to turn off, but I thought the book ended abruptly and seemed unfinished.
Using books to teleport.
I would listen to Gone Girl again because the author has done an amazing job at showing all the aspects of a human's character. People are so complicated and it's amazing to feel a range of emotions, including hatred and compassion, towards characters and still finding the opportunity to laugh at their senses of humor.
All the twists and turns made this book very memorable.
This book made me laugh, made me angry, suspicious, and feel like a real detective!
I would highly recommend listening to this book (or reading) if you love mysteries, thrillers, or just reading about really in-depth, interesting characters that are guaranteed to surprise you.
I read a lot of thrillers, and after a while the plot lines all look the same. This book was a refreshing break from that. The plot was new and I had no clue what was coming until I got to the end.
The voice actors did an amazing job with the characters. They were able to get inside their heads and make them believable.
This recording is about 19 hours long, so you definitely can't listen to it in one sitting, but it is gripping enough that you keep coming back to it.
I would highly recommend this book.
The story was great, because i got to learn the plot in the middle of the book instead of the end. some friends had inadvertently given away the real victim when we just started to listen to the book. i guess we were a little late in starting it after everyone else had read it.
i had an extreme reaction annoyance to the reader Julia Whelan. i wanted to say, "clear your throat! it's driving me mad." i hate that gravelly performance. i'll try to avoid her in the future.
This book kept me thinking most of the time. It got me caught up in the emotions...all kinds of emotions. I really appreciate story lines that can effectively change your opinion about a character as the story progresses.