former nuclear scientist
I was really impressed by this book. I didn't know what to expect, but just when you think you have the characters figured out and can predict them, Flynn throws you another twist - and they aren't gratuitous.
We are in the head of Nick, the husband of a woman who has gone missing, and Flynn has pulled off the trick of having us question the narrator. We have to wonder: is the missing woman a perfect, overachieving, suffering wife, or is she an unpleasant, judgmental, unhappy harridan? Is Nick just some confused and kind of smarmy innocent man, or is he a Midwestern Scott Peterson?
I really admired this book. The woman narrator, Julia Whelan, is phenomenal. The man is good, but doesn't really rise to her level (which I guess reflects the characters pretty well). Even though the ending is...surprising...I don't think you'll regret this listen.
Fun to listen to. A great thriller. Never saw it coming
As exciting a the first. "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Excellent. I liked having a man and a woman. It was right for this story
Definitely. I would suggest that she/he go with the story, rather than resist
I was compelled to keep reading to see how the story played out
Each reader was plausible as the character they played. They invited you to 'buy in' to who that character really was.
Interestingly, I was moved by two of the 'supporting cast'. Both the policewoman and Nick's sister moved me. They were led by the story as much as the reader was.
This is one of those rare tales that will leave you with your mouth hanging open at the end. It has more twists and turns than a pretzel with great character development and brilliant dual narration.
It left me with goosebumps! Really!
Without a doubt it is one of the best stories I have listened to in YEARS. Please give it a try if you like suspense and are not afraid to take a look at humanities dark side.
I have listened to over 500 stories in the last 4 years and this is by far one of the best! Top ten!
The story was so incredible, a "page" turner
More twist and turns than a Steve King novel
This is my first Gillian Flynn book and I am going to listen to more of them
Two great Narrators. I plan on finding books they've narrated.
The twists and turns. The back and forth views from each perspective as the days progress
No I have not
It was one of my "take a chance" book choices. Jackpot! :-)
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What a page turner....full of wild twists but the ending left me angry! I enjoyed every minute I listened to it.
Most shocking ending since The Sixth Sense, and one hell of a plot ride to reach there - twists and turns and surprises around every corner. I've enjoyed upwards of two dozen audiobooks this year, but hands down, this is the best listen, and the story is one of the most thrilling mysteries I've ever come across, period, in three decades of voracious reading.
Great, Great book. I usually figure out what will happen with each character upon their early introduction. Not with this book, it took me a while. Great twist!
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I wasn't sure if I would like this book from reading blurbs about it, and now after listening to it on audio I'm still not sure if I really like it but I love it at the same time. I didn't really want to give this book 5 stars but I also felt like I couldn't give it anything else. I know that sounds absolutely crazy. How could someone not know whether they like a book or not, right? The story in this book is so psychotic and thoroughly messed up that it sucks you into the storyline easily. I found myself hating this character one minute and loving that one, so the author did her job in connecting you with the characters. However, every time I thought I had the characters straight as far as who was the bad guy and who the good, there would be a drastic, whiplash-like reverse. This is not a complaint just a warning to those about to embark on this book. This story kept me enthralled up until the very end. However, I absolutely hated the ending, which I believe was intended by the author. I'm guessing she wanted to leave readers with that "that's screwed up" feeling and thinking "wow, are there really people that volatile, calculating and heartless?" The ending was so messed up that I would literally be scared to meet the author. To come up with this type of story and channel these characters so well Gillian Flynn must have a little bit of crazy stored up somewhere.