I really enjoyed the book and the narrators were good.
I really liked Nick
They did great voices for different characters
Not really, but it did keep me in suspense the entire time
It's hard to write anything about this without giving something away. I was a bit bored at first but got to the point where I didn't want to stop listening. Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong!
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Thank you Audible! I am so glad to have discovered Gillian Flynn. I love her prose like style and the way she can describe any situation with attention to the smallest detail. she really makes you really feel like you are inside the story. The performance was great. I like that the male and female parts were read by the same. The plot has momentum, twists and turns. It teeters and totters and will surprise you. The only critisism I was with the end. I thought it got a little far fetched and I also wished it wasn't so vauge. If not that, then I wish it could just go on and on, because it was such a joy to read.
Maybe there will be a Gone Girl 2?
I not only wished that I could have listened in one sitting - but immediately downloaded her other books that were equally engaging. She creates female characters in difficult and dark situations - unlike any other.
I liked it. It is diabolically good. I also like the writing style. The narrators were excellent. The ending was a surprise too. I had to wake up at 6:00am but I could not put it down until I finished listening to it around 1:30am then thought about it for another 30 minutes before fell a sleep :) I'd recommend this book.
The readers. They were so excellent! Smoothy, creamy voices, proper inflections and tones; it was easy to listen to all 19 hours of this book! I really liked the character voice changes.
The twists and turns...not knowing what could happen next. It could go anywhere at any time and that's what kept me listening.
I was slightly disappointed with the ending. Without giving anything away, I just wanted more. It almost feels as though all the good ideas were used for the middle of the book, and by the end, there was not much thought left. I was hoping for more of a feel good, gotcha ending - but I didn't get one. Sad.
This was an amazingly good book, with a totally twisted story. It was darkly entertaining and I just couldnt stop listening. I found myself walking longer and further just so that I could continue listening. The end was a tiny bit of a letdown, but overall I would definately reccomend this book.
I've listened to all of Gillian Flynn's books, and this one is unfortunately one of the weaker offerings.
The premise of the book is interesting and enough to keep you going through the early chapters -- a husband whose wife has disappeared goes through all of the motions that we know from watching similar cases: the local news interview, the "search" for the missing wife with volunteers from the community, running from the press who hound him with questions.
The problem is that the remainder of the book just becomes so increasingly far-fetched that you lose sight of any realism or surprise in the plot -- all of it is just so incredible and unbelievable that it stops being shocking. Sure, the characters are interesting, in that they have an agenda and are plotting moves that are not apparent in the early parts of the book. But all of it seems so fake and staged that I actually felt a bit cheated at the end when the author revealed all of the hidden details in the last third of the book. You mean, that's it?! That's what I was waiting for all of this time?
Still, it's not a bad book, and the performances are pitch perfect readers, so I can't say that it is not worth the time. If you don't know what to do with one extra credit in your account and you like Ms. Flynn's work anyway, then buy this. Otherwise, there's probably other, better books for your time.
Without trying to give too much away--it's accurately modern, tricks you repeatedly, you don't know who to trust. The narrators are very good, although both of them came across as a little silly to me when they did voices of the opposite sex.
If I tell you, it will ruin the story.
Accents and nuanced character voices. Excellent performance.
At first, no, it took me a few hours to really get into it, and then I wanted to do nothing but listen to this book, but saved it for when I was working.
I don't even really like fiction that much, or so I thought. This book is awesome.
So I picked up this book, after it was mentioned on a few TV shows. This was my first books by Gillian Flynn.
I was not impressed with the first part of the book, it dragged a bit. The book is written from two different perspectives - the wife, who suddenly disappears and the reader is introduced to her story through her diary, and her husband who is suspected in her disappearance. I did not like either character. I was about to forget struggling through this book and the came book 2 and everything changed. A twist in the story I did not anticipate. There will be no spoilers in this review.
This was an interesting study of the psychopathy and the relationships they form. I raced through the rest of the book and found it interesting but disappointing. It did seem like the author just run out of ideas. Part three of the book was rushed, the ending unsatisfying.
I am not sure that I would pick up another book by this author.
No. I disliked the narrators. In the beginning of the book I had hard time telling the two narrators apart.