I liked the way the characters portrayed what goes on in a long term relationship.
when nick calls some of Amy's former friends and finds out how she went about framing them
when Amy gets robbed at the cabin
Watch this before you shop for engagement rings.
I really wish the ending had been more satisfying. Felt like the author was leaving room for a sequel or something. very satisfying right up until the last few chapters.
I am speechless. Prior to listening to Gone Girl, I had tremendous pleasure listening to Code Name: Verity and heard great reviews about Gone Girl, which might have led to high expectations of this book. I did finish the book and feel I should have listened to my gut and stopped listening two hours in. First, this was not a thriller. Very predictable and written at a 10th grade level. The male narrator is marginally better than the female. When the female narrator would read a line that was a man speaking the narrator would try to sound like a man, but unfortunately it came off badly. I kept telling myself the wide variance in my feelings of this book versus others must be because this was unabridged, but now that I finished the book, I can not imagine that was the sole reason. This was an absolute waste of money.
The "man voice" the female would speak in was rather silly and very annoying. I didn't care for any characters nor cared what happened to them.
The reader of this probably good book made it impossible to get through the 1st hour
Kirby performance made me return the book
What fascinated me most about this book was the fact that I had to keep listening to story until I found myself chin deep in red herrings, plot twists and then I had to unravel everything until the end. This is a twisted story about twisted people and it is deliciously addictive. I enjoyed both narrators. I did not recognize the Carthage Missouri, where I live, but that is artistic license on the author's part, which did not take away from the story line.
Really did not enjoy this starts off OK but then downhill and totally improbable
All of them
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
You will love this book if:
* You enjoy being surprised at every turn. This plot consistently seemed to be pointing the listener/reader in one direction and then turning 90 degrees. Just as soon as I thought "ah ha, I can now outguess the author", it caught me flatfooted again.
* You want well drawn primary characters with full dimension flaws.
* You love well executed writing with all the dramatic and short-term cliff-hangers that make for a good mystery.
You won't love this book if:
* You don't like fully self-absorbed characters. The two main players are vitriol laced and consumed with deep and dark anger.
* You need an "all's well that ends well" ending. Or even just an ending that suggests there's hope for something less malevolent.
I never once considered not finishing this book -- I had to know how it ended. However there is absolutely nothing uplifting or happy about this book. I wouldn't consider rereading it (my absolute litmus test for a good book) and I'm turned off enough that I don't think I'm interested in seeing the movie.
I never read, much less listen to, the same book twice. Why? there's a million I haven't read.
Amy was fantastic. Especially on the audio version.
Wouldn't want to give anything away.
Great narration by both the male and female voices.
No, I was offended by the gratuitous use of foul language. It seems that Gillian Flynn tried to prove she is a crass as any guy and it did not add to the novel but ruined it, almost as much as a bad story with a poor ending
No, I would not take a chance on the poor story or the poor language
I always check reviews before I buy a book and I figured the "raves" had to be right... right? NOPE! What I cannot believe is that the reviewers were so 5 stars about it. The first part of the book was horribly boring... the second part created the plot, I guess... and the third part kept you hanging on just in case it was actually going to have a good ending. This book did not even have a climax. It also had a terrible ending. I'm sorry but it was NOT GOOD! Sorry I wasted my credit and even sorrier I wasted my time. I almost NEVER say that about a book.
The narration was very good... they did their jobs well.
An avid reader who has become an avid listener. I take my listens seriously as there is no greater injustice than investing in a bad book.
Engrossing, Outrageous, Twisty.
To say would be to give something away. There were many, many memorable moments throughout the book.
Margo, Nick's sister. It would be easy to say Nick or Amy as well but there was something about Margo...
"Nothing is as it seems" or "Judge not lest you be judged."
Fiction is about weaving a story that holds your attention and leaves you thinking about characters long after you have put the book down. Ms. Flynn has done both. This book will challenge your perceptions of what is true, what should be true, whether your instincts are spot on and what you consider to be a "just" ending for characters that you have invested in.