I thought the performance — having both a female and male narrator — was refreshing, as I was expecting to hear just the man doing the woman's voice.
This is the first book I've read where it was narrated by both main characters, so I don't really have one to compare it to (particularly within the mystery genre).
I thought they did a good job expressing the characters' emotions in a convincing manner. I could definitely picture them in my mind and think, "Yes, these people are believable."
I didn't really want to listen to it all at once.... at first. I was the most engaged once I got to Part 2, and then I found it hard to stop listening!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit disappointed with how it ended, but I was very engaged by the back-and-forth narration between Nick and Amy. It left me "hanging," which is why I kept reading.
I travel so I am in and out of a car, and on and off a plane all week long. Was it time well spent they ask?....I would not be doing anything else, so I guess it kept me entertained. I enjoyed the book after it really got going, but it was slow to get moving. They story as a whole was good and I did enjoy it after it got moving. I would recommend it, just know, it takes a bit for it to really get interesting.
The very ending was anticlimatic.
Both narrators were good. Both voices seemed like they fit the characters in the book well.
I was drawn to Gone Girl by the listener and critical reviews and because I love a good plot. It helps to keep me engaged. Still, the book didn't live up to my expectations. I guessed some of the key plot developments before they unfolded and the ending seemed like a cop-out. No issue with the read and if you like mystery, Gone Girl certainly has it.
Riveting mystery evolves
when Amy reveals herself
It was slow to completely arrest my interest, but once the characters were developed and the plot became clear, I was hooked.
The plot was diabolical, well crafted, and well portrayed by the two readers. Yet, after the "gone girl's" plot is revealed at the end, the whole story is more fun to ponder than to dissect line by line.
Oddly enough, The Night Circus, which I also loved. They were different from each other, yet had the same strong pull to keep the reader/listener engaged and surprised right up to the end.
I wondered about that, too, since I only took in the book auditorially. The readers seemed so real and so honest in their portrayals that it took quite a while to figure out who "the bad guy" was going to turn out to be.
No laughter, no tears, just a curiosity about the future these two created for the people involved in their lives.
It's a good listen!
I enjoyed the separate characters telling their side of the story. It made for an interesting read/listen.
They brought the book to life in their performance
At first the foul language was a little offensive and if I was reading this I could have mentally skipped over this, however when you are listening it blurts it out to you. Surprisingly this was part of the storyline, and it was effective and I got used to this being part of the characters. I just couldn't listen to it in the car with the kids. :(
Really liked the twisting plots. It kept my attention.
I enjoyed the twists and turns but soon I got sick of both main characters - they became annoying.
Listen to books in the car during my commute. Interested in the financial crisis, mysteries & stories set in India. twitter: @ikgandhi
Dark story which slowly reveals itself, keeping you always captivated. Great character depth, wonderfully brought out by Gillian Flynn. I especially liked the narrative styles and the two narrators did an awesome job. Overall very satisfying.
It is far from the best I have listened to, but is is far from the worst. It would easily be in my top 15.
The story was very original. There were many twists in the book that I did not see coming.
I was amazed at what the characters could get away with. Scary to think about. I would hate to be so trapped in my life.
The story, the writing
I can't tell you. Too many spoilers.
unlikeable characters make this a great book!