I found this book really entertaining and would highly recommend it. I found the characters interesting and the story kept me guessing.
No, probably just once because the results are surprising and that's the beauty of the story.
The way the author wrote, she really takes you on a roller coaster of emotions; you begin to side with one character after seeing their train of thought, then two chapters later you hate them. Very well written.
I appreciated the scene where Nick is being coached by Betsy - it's funny.
Til death do us part.
This book was a pretty big disappointment. As others have said the story is tiresome because none of the characters are at all likeable. I also have to wonder if the director even paid attention to the way the actors were reading. Kirby makes Nick sound like one of the "Fab Five" on Queer Eye instead of the player that the book makes him out to be. Julia's interpretation of Nick was far more masculine.
The story eventually becomes so outrageous that it you just want it to end. Characters that had potential are just dropped. I don't know much about this author but from this book I can asses that she has no idea how to write a male character. What man uses the word penis other than when he is talking to a doctor? It also seems that she has a lot of pent up man hatred.
Don't believe the hype. Read something else instead.
There's nothing as interesting as the human psyche gone awry and Flynn has captured this well. These personality disordered people are completely captivating. In fact it was difficult to put this one down.
The only problem was with the male narrator. His voice did not fit the character. I would have preferred someone like Grisham's Michael Beck who would have nailed this. The female narrator was great!
All in all, I loved this book!
Yes! My mind was officialy blown. I love a good book that keeps you guessing and this was one for the records. This book was well written and brilliant.
Yes, the very very edge of my seat. It gave nothing away until it was due time, I like that. I was guessing until the plot was revealed. It sends you in 10 very practical directions trying to wrap your head around it.
I like the chapter where the wife explains what it is to be the "cool girl" and what that actually means. Had me laughing my butt off!
The book is truly twisted on so many levels it is hard to pin point just 1 moment. I did like the last chapter, when Nick decides that he is now where he was always meant to be. Sick and twisted, but in general, a great ending.
This book is dark and twisted and very well written. I have already recommended it to all of my friends. It is well worth reading. The narration is good, I really enjoyed it, I know you will too.
Full of surprises....Thoroughly entertaining! Very well written! Has all the elements of good book. You wont be disappointed!
I usually don't take the time to write a review on anything but thought this book was worth the effort. The story line was compelling and absorbing. Left me feeling disturbed. I now have listened to all the Gillian Flynn books (Sharp Objects and Dark Places) that audible has so far! New favorite author! The narrators did a fantastic job as well. I truly have nothing bad to say about this book. Seriously...I could see a movie deal in the making!
Deliciously dark and twisted is how I would describe this book. It's like watching a train wreck - you can't look away. Both of the main characters are outrageously bad but boy is it entertaining. I like that the author doesn't clearly make one character a shining example of human perfection and the other "the bad one". My loyalties kept changing as new information was uncovered. This was just so much decadent fun! Even now, months later, I think of this book. I'm still conflicted about the ending but, really, it's just a minor detail that in no way changes the amount of enjoyment I got from this book.
Maybe this book gets better, but I couldn't find anything to hang on to after 5 hours of listening. Every character was whiny and dull. Nothing ever happened except the characters become worse and worse as people and I wanted to hear about them less and less. Writing seemed cliched and trite to me. Structure was obvious. Reader was a bit too slow. Waiting and waiting and no payoffs. I probably should have stuck it out but, nah, this is a no for me.
I had heard good things about this book so I downloaded it. The first third of the book is very unrewarding but then it gets good!