The way the author unfolded this story was unconventional and brilliant.
Every time you think you know what's going to happen, the tale took a 180. I highly recommend this one.
I don't think I would listen to Gone Girl again because once the suspense is fulfilled it wouldn't be as thrilling the second time; however, when I was reading it the first time I was late to work a few times waiting to get to the end of a chapter because I just couldn't bring myself to hit pause. I normally use my car time to make phone calls and catch up with friends and family but I found myself jumping in the car and turning it on before I even pulled out of a parking spot.
Much of the story is written through an inner monologue that is filled with varying emotions. It gave depth to the characters.
I listen to this book on my way to and from work and the narrators keep you completely captivated with the inflections and changes of their voice. The range of emotions they can convey makes them so real and you find yourself siding with one or the other at different times. In our busy society, so many people tend to skim or quickly read through even a leisure novel but Julia and Kirby allow you to return to the lazy days of childhood when you could take some time to visualize the scene and create the dialogue in your own head.
100% worth the purchase! This book was recommended by my colleagues at work and I have since recommended this book to almost everyone I know.
If you are naive to the ways of the world, this book might be for you.
I was not a fan of the book because it became predictable.
Unraveling some of the lies was good, but again, predictable.
My sister in law raved about how good the book was so I gave it a try. Based on her recommendation, I now question my S-I-L's ability to pick decent stories!
Narration was enjoyable because of the two character usage.
I found this book really entertaining and would highly recommend it. I found the characters interesting and the story kept me guessing.
No, probably just once because the results are surprising and that's the beauty of the story.
The way the author wrote, she really takes you on a roller coaster of emotions; you begin to side with one character after seeing their train of thought, then two chapters later you hate them. Very well written.
I appreciated the scene where Nick is being coached by Betsy - it's funny.
Til death do us part.
This book was a pretty big disappointment. As others have said the story is tiresome because none of the characters are at all likeable. I also have to wonder if the director even paid attention to the way the actors were reading. Kirby makes Nick sound like one of the "Fab Five" on Queer Eye instead of the player that the book makes him out to be. Julia's interpretation of Nick was far more masculine.
The story eventually becomes so outrageous that it you just want it to end. Characters that had potential are just dropped. I don't know much about this author but from this book I can asses that she has no idea how to write a male character. What man uses the word penis other than when he is talking to a doctor? It also seems that she has a lot of pent up man hatred.
Don't believe the hype. Read something else instead.
There's nothing as interesting as the human psyche gone awry and Flynn has captured this well. These personality disordered people are completely captivating. In fact it was difficult to put this one down.
The only problem was with the male narrator. His voice did not fit the character. I would have preferred someone like Grisham's Michael Beck who would have nailed this. The female narrator was great!
All in all, I loved this book!
Yes! My mind was officialy blown. I love a good book that keeps you guessing and this was one for the records. This book was well written and brilliant.
Yes, the very very edge of my seat. It gave nothing away until it was due time, I like that. I was guessing until the plot was revealed. It sends you in 10 very practical directions trying to wrap your head around it.
I like the chapter where the wife explains what it is to be the "cool girl" and what that actually means. Had me laughing my butt off!
The book is truly twisted on so many levels it is hard to pin point just 1 moment. I did like the last chapter, when Nick decides that he is now where he was always meant to be. Sick and twisted, but in general, a great ending.
This book is dark and twisted and very well written. I have already recommended it to all of my friends. It is well worth reading. The narration is good, I really enjoyed it, I know you will too.
Full of surprises....Thoroughly entertaining! Very well written! Has all the elements of good book. You wont be disappointed!
I usually don't take the time to write a review on anything but thought this book was worth the effort. The story line was compelling and absorbing. Left me feeling disturbed. I now have listened to all the Gillian Flynn books (Sharp Objects and Dark Places) that audible has so far! New favorite author! The narrators did a fantastic job as well. I truly have nothing bad to say about this book. Seriously...I could see a movie deal in the making!