No, I would not!
The ending was so anticlimactical! It was very difficult to sustain interest for the first few chapters because the characters were so shallow and incipid. The mystery of the disappearance intrigued me enough to finish the novel, but there were so many editorial errors in dates and ages througout the story that it was hard to follow. I am not a detailed person but even I caught those and was distracted. The condescending attitude of the author as expressed through the characters was annoying.
Didn't have one that had that effect on me.
All of part three.
At least I know not to read anything else by this author. Definitely not my taste!
An amazingly fascinating book. Really kept me going up until the end. Rarely do I want to "reread" a book immediately, but I have already started. Great narration. Kudos to Ms. Flynn for a great psychological thriller.
I actually started to listen again. Looking back, it is funny to see how my mind worked the first time around. I had everyone pegged as the "bad guy" or "girl" at some point throughout the story. I love long stories, and some do seem to drone on, but this was exciting and surprising and I was sad when it was over!
I really enjoyed this book even though there was a lot of negativity in the characters. I like her style of writing, and have downloaded "Sharp Objects".
Excellent performance by the two narrators. Very engaging, made the characters feel trully alive. I agree with some of the other reviews. You will be desappointed at the end of this book. Even though the story itself it's good and well developed. You will scream and cry and want your money back. But you won't do anything. Because you know you loved the book; you bought the story whole, sinker, line and bait. You'll find yourself switching sides every other chapter. And most disturbing of all, you will find your own personal traits are uncomfortably too similar to those of the characters. It may be cliche but this book is definitely haunting.Good luck looking at your spouse the same way.
So the first half of the book I wanted to go outside and chase cars; I was BORED TO DEATH! I probably missed parts because I just couldn't concentrate on it!! Then about 9 hours in, it caught my attention & I was really intrigued by what was going on liked it from there till about the last 10 minutes of the book!! UGH. Deited to give this 3 stars...Beginning 0 stars, middle 4 so that's how i ended up with 3. It had good moments & super twisted but ould've been about 8 hours instead of 19
After the first "ah ha!" there are many more. I never knew what to expect next. Great book!
I avoided this book for a while because a co-worker said it was "just 'OK'. In fact, it is a very good book and kept my interest throughout and the narrator makes it work. Yes, the characters are not that likeable but the plot and the characters' over-the-top obsessions are entertaining and the twists and turns make for an interesting plot. If you are married or in a relationship, the book hits home because our partner changes or we change and it becomes an ever-evolving situation. I love my husband every other day and he steps in on my days off - hopefully this still works and he hasn't decided to take me out.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
If your looking for a book to shock you, warp you and be glad you are a normal human being, this is the book. I couldn't stop listening. It's like a a wreck that you have to gawk at!
It's the kind of book that makes you look closer at people around you and wonder what lies beneath the surface. It makes you feel sorry for the holes married people dig themselves into.
Totally suspenseful and full of surprise. Wicked, warped and dark! I listened to it in two days.
Erotic and romantic, it's not.