Some books just become your best friend. I have a few best friends and I continue to read them over and over again.
I found this book to be very entertaining! I loved the narration and feel they did a wonderful job. A lot of surprises throughout the book which keeps you on your toes. I enjoyed it and have recommend it to all my avid reader friends.
The writing instantly drew me in...and the plot twists kept me interested. The narrator was great (I'm very picky about narrators). Overall, a satisfying story.
Wish I hadn't seen the movie first. This story makes me feel sorry for Nick, yet pine to be as witty and thorough as Amy. I feel like the women who read this will get a lot of bad ideas. Next time I see a wife has gone missing in the news I'll always wonder...
Adore true crime, mystery--a story of fact, full of twists that are fair and keep me challenged and a step behind the gifted writer.
The beginning to middle was full of suspense and intrigue on what was really happening here. When the female role (wife) began narrating, that was the beginning of the segments I disliked. The story went on a little too long. Her voice went on (period) which was a little too long.
Most interesting was the element of surprise after being stumped on what was going on. The narrator for role of husband was great, not overdone to distract from the words or the story itself. But least favorite and most uninteresting was the reader for his wife. Right from the start her voice was grating and her acting, way over the top. I think it's a story that had such a big introduction that it might have been impossible to live up to the hype.
Kirby didn't detract from the richness of the book although this isn't stellar writing. For example, this isn't Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. But still, it had a good pace and a page turner. Meanwhile "Julia" I would stay away from if I saw her name as narrator on future audio books. She was just too exuberant.
No. I like to stretch a good story out which I did in this case. I especially like commuting with a decent audio book waiting for its next chapter. And audio books have replaced t.v. in the evening, especially in bed. You know it's an interesting story when you're angry because you fall asleep too fast.
I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a good plot with twists, as long as you're prepared for some pretty far fetched situations and manipulations. Also, if you're prepared for the obnoxious voice of the wife--more or less in line with the personality of the character though, so it's not too invasive.