Although the book was well written and performed wonderfully, I HATE AMY!
I didn't really like any of the characters at all. It was a book that proved and re enforced the worst possible nature of modern humans. I did listen to the entire book and it did have me on the edge of my seat. However, I hated the book.
Both performed their rolls very well. Each reader used their voice very effectively. It was very enjoyable to listen to these to readers. Yes I would listen to them again.
I hated the entire story line.
Story line was way too elaborate and hard to believe. The performance was excellent though. Having dual narrators was nice.
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.