I really enjoyed this audiobook, the psychological twists and turns really got me, and I found myself looking forward to spending more time in my car or on housework to find out what would happen next.
I don't think it ended necessarily like I would have preferred it to, but on the other hand I admire Ms. Flynn's not bowing to a Hollywood ending, which would certainly have been the more popular ending.
I found myself sympathizing with a character several times early on in the book, which then made me feel like a total psycho later on when more of that person's personality was revealed....then I felt okay again...then I felt like like I might be unhinged again! Nice sucking in of the reader so they start to question their OWN judgement, too!
Sharp Objects by the same author is one of my favorite books ever. This one doesn't reach that one's heights of genius, but it's still a good listen!
I Love Olive
Probably not. I liked the story, but don't really enjoy stories where the characters are arguing alot. I enjoy reading books like this, but somehow listening stresses me out. But the story really kept me interested.
Depends - I would have to see what others say about it first.
Nick was my favorite.
The story was amazing and the narrators were perfect for the characters.
I would love for this to be a movie. Gone Girl is the perfect title for so many reasons.
I would have abandoned this book if the reviews hadn't been so glowing. I recognize the necessity of detailed background for the development of the characters, but I got sick it.The last third of the book was great......good story.
As took the advice of a reviewer and didn't read any spoilers, so I didn't know what to expect. I enjoyed this story because I was pulled back and forth between the characters, alternately loving and hating each, not knowing who to root for. The story had twists and knots and turns that kept me guessing throughout. It ended differently than I expected. I didn't love the ending, but it was intriguing.
Without a doubt the best book I've listened to this year. I had a difficult time putting it down. The narration was awesome and really made me believe they were the characters. And the ending? WOW!
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I think the narrators did a tremendous job making the material palatable. The story frequently becomes tedious despite the consistently suspenseful structure and some really fantastic passages. And the dual narration really helps keep the story moving. The switches in voice are especially welcome as one character becomes grating.
The narrators help make these extreme people a little more plausible. I feel a little uncomfortable thinking people so selfish, scheming and dead inside really are walking around in the world.
I was really shaken first by Nick's commentary on the alienation of living in this derivative 21st century. Later, by Amy's description of the cool girl that men want women to be.
Even though I was pretty thoroughly sicked by all of the characters by the book's end, it is a very worthy read. I think I might get even more out of a second reading if I could stand the squeamishness.
Kept me thinking about the twisted characters
The depths to which the crazy woman went to manipulate her family with the credit card purchases in the shed
The writer shows a deep perception into the minds of her couple, allowing the reader to identify and relate to each character
This is a well written book and the performance of the readers enhances its value. I cannot disagree with most of the positive reviews of this book, yet I did not enjoy this book at all. All of the characters in this book are unlikeable and shallow and elicited no connection for me. I did finish listening to Gone Girl Gone, but I cannot recommend it. It passed the time, but that was about it.
The story is complex, but fantastic! I thought the narrators did a great job portraying all of the characters.
I just loved that I couldn't anticipate the next twist! I thought I had it all figured out at one point, and then... nope - you're wrong.
That would be giving away too much. :)
It made me want to hug my husband and hope that our 5 year anniversary doesn't unfold that way.
Check this book out - it was a great story with substance. Still "light enough" for a great beach read/listen.