This wasn’t my kind of story. I didn’t really care for the way it was written from the beginning, but I hoped it would get better. It didn’t.
The constant jumping back and forth between character thoughts and the slow movement of the storyline just wasn't my cup of tea. This wasn't one of those books that kept me on the edge of my seat or made me feel I didn't want to put it down. After listening a while, I found these characters thoughts were annoying and depressing.
Although the storyline wasn't my favorite, the narration was excellent! The two narrators did a great job.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
The characters in this story are very well observed. The narration succeeds in changing voice between the two main characters, making them sound genuinely different. The relationship between them was handled very well. All the other characters were also good and I thoroughly enjoyed this book until the last two hours or so.
Yes probably. I found the story, while well told, to be depressing and sad.
I would probably have changed the ending - made it more dramatic, more conclusive. The ending is very realistic - which makes it even sadder!
i loved the commentary... having a male and female narrator reflecting the two main characters brought the book to life, their voices perfectly matched the characters.
If this movie were made into a movie, I could have seen a young Nick Nolte taking the male lead. The female lead is a bit more difficult, she would have to be very pretty, blond, petit, but capable of great calculation, and would definitely have to had some form of evil in her portrayal. She would need to be capable of being completely luminous. Perhaps Emma Stone - although she might be too generous.
Intense, Disturbing, Clever
Amy was the clear winner; brilliant and diabolical.
I could not stop talking about this book! It helped me to reach my running goals each week as I would become so engrossed in the story, I would run further than I had intended! Loved it! Need something similar to keep up my pace! Any suggestions?
Although it takes a while to get going, Gone Girl works its way up to gripping psychodrama that twists and turns and surprises. I spent much, if not most, of this book thinking four or five stars. Great, creepy fun. What wonderful final twist will the author pull out of her hat to end this thing?And then it ended. Does it count as a spoiler to say the book has no ending? I was literally yelling at my iPhone. "That's it? Are you kidding me?" It was as if the author simple got tired of typing or ran out the battery on her laptop or hit a page limit imposed by her publisher.Wow. Was she writing this thing on Twitter? It all but stops in mid-
I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.
The intrigue, the complexity, and the delivery.
When (spoiler alert) the reader gets clued in that the "diary" of the woman was written as a ruse to secure the case for her husband's arrest.
This is an unexpectedly fascinating book; alot of intricate detail and spellbinding plot. It was a welcome surprise from the other genres and books I usually read, and is definately being recommended to all of my friends, regardless of their genre-preferences.
Life is great!
The constant thought of what's next? This loving husband, loving wife(?), a mistress(?) stalkers? What really happened? Who is telling the truth? What is the truth?
Go...the truly honest one...
Not really, I enjoyed thinking through the story and characters when I wasn't listening.
I did really enjoy this book. The way the story was written, from each main character's side and hearing his and her's story in alternate chapters. The story was fresh and the plot, while dark, was also new.
Yes, the book held my interest throughout.
Things were always changing. Just when you thought you had it figured out, you didn't.
The ending...but I can't say anymore.
the ending unless there was a second book.
yes - but I hope they all don't end with you hanging
yes - maybe that's what will help with the book- it just seems unfinished.
I listened to this book with my 10 yr old son on a 7 hour car ride. We were so gripped by the story that we stayed in the driveway to keep listening to it even after we got to our destination.
Totally on the edge of my seat. The different stories from the male protaginist and the female protagonist were enthralling. SO fun.
They captured the characters perfectly. The acting was flawless.
Will be looking out for this author and narrator.