Gone Girl is a brilliant and well-told story that may at some moments seem alarmingly close to many listeners. Narration performance: exemplary!
Yes, there are certainly twists. I struggled to suspend my "oh come on, that would never happen" inner voice with this one. I listened to the book first, then months later,tried to watch the DVD at home. I just can't get past that inner voice.
I wouldn't say it's fine writing, but it's very descriptive and makes you feel as if you are there, watching it all unfold...so she does a great job of that. To me, it's similar slightly, to the style of American Psycho.
I really didn't like one single character in it...not even the "more likeable" ones, but that helped to set the tone I guess. I finished the book here in a few days, because it definitely leaves you wanting to find out what happens next. The movie, I've turned off twice and may not even bother to go back, haven't decided yet.
People seem to LOVE this book, I'm just not one of them. I thought it was good, but not great. That opinion comes due to what I found to be a completely incredulous story in the end.
Great story. Fantastically written from both perspectives. Great performances from both performers! Anticlimactic ending, though. I guess it makes sense, as if the book was commandeered by the main antagonist, just kind of disappointing.
I had seen the movie first and was looking for my next audiobook. What an amazing decision I made. Every twist and turn was shocking. The change of events was chilling. Couldn't wait to listen to more every day.