This is the kind of styles I like: good pace, cerebral, well-documented, meaty, mind-bending.
I have to say, I am kind of an idiot when it comes to reading thrillers: even though novels give clues, I never guess who the killer is, and I am always surprised by the various surprises the author places in the novel.
This one is no exception, but yet it stands among the best thrill novels I've read or listened. There is at least one OMG moment, and there are plenty of WTF, what's he gonna do? I cannot say more without adding any spoilers but the unique thing about the novel is that it is as much a character novel as it is a detective-style thriller; in fact, at the end of the novel, one gets to know characters in a very deep manner. It also all feels to fit into place: characters appear to behave in a way consistent with what we hear.
Btw, the reading is delightful, crisp with very nice variations, goes very well with the book.
Page turning excitement
Realizing that Amy wasn't dead. It was a total "shut up" moment
Amy for sure was my favourite, at first you loved her, thought what a great woman who has been through such a crazy upbringing, to then hating her and realizing what a messed up woman she truly is. Complete Psycho.
I was moved by NIck and Margot's Mother, she was an amazing woman. Way more then Amazing Amy ever could have been. She lived her life to the fullest at the end. It reminds us all that we do have the power to change our outcome in life if we truly are true to ourselves.
This was only the 2nd book I listened to on Audible. I listen at work and I didn't know the man woman in the book was named Amy. This too is my name and when Nick says in the first chapter i believe "Amy I have to ask you a question"... I almost died as I am the only only person at work and listen with my iPhone so I have headphones on. It scared the dickens out of me. I whipped around and pulled my headphones out so fast as I thought there was someone behind me. Needless to say... I still laugh about that moment.
This really was a great read (listen), it was the first book of Gillian that I've read and I am looking forward to reading more from her. I recommend this book to all woman who read, shoot even a man would like this book. You laugh and cry and are in shock with many things that finally come to light in this great story.
I also love that it is narrated by a man and a woman, you really start to imagine that it is them telling their story, loved it...
I don't usually relisten to books but it may be interesting to listen again to the beginning after learning that some of the storoes may not have been truthful.
There were dramatic twists in the plot that did not go the way of any book I've read before.
Excellent presentation of both the truthful and not so truthful versions of the story.
My admiration for the book grew after I thought about it for a while. It turns in directions unusually for most novels. Having grown up in NYC myself, as did the main female character, it drew me in.
It's a good listen, narrated by both male and female voices.
It's intricate and dark.
Haven't heard them before, but they are talented.
Pay attention or else.
I liked it that it was witty and intriguing in the first few chapters.
The ending. I hated the ending so much I felt like I was robbed. Flynn should have written a different ending. Something that would've at least justify the time the readers allot into the book.
They were perfect. They made a big impact on the whole listening experience.
Actually, yes. I think Flynn is positioning the book into being made as a movie. I have a feeling there's a sequel to it because up until now, I still couldn't believe that it ended that way.
I think I was supposed to be surprised by some of the plot lines, but I found many of them predictable. I kept waiting for a real twist. I don't regret using a credit on this book, but I won't be recommending it to others.
I don't know who I would have cast, but the narration is my chief problem with this book. I felt like the narrators read into the characters in a way I didn't agree with -- especially Julia Whelan. She made Amy SO whiny, whereas I think if I had read the book (instead of listened to it) I would have read her as more forceful and conniving.
Also, Whelan's male voices were embarrassingly bad. It made me wish she had just adopted an accent for different characters instead of incredibly awkward attempts to deepen her voice.
Finally, both narrators read very slowly. I understand that this was to be as clear as possible, but there was absolutely no pacing and it really took away from certain tense moments. Again, I wish I had read it instead of listened to it.
Stop picking books based on hype.
The plot was very good but it did get slow at some points.
I appreciated the twist in the plot and the end was very good.
Gone Girl is probably in the top 25 of the books I've listened to and I've listened to several hundred books.
I thoroughly enjoyed both narrators. They had great inflection and I really felt like I was part of the story.
This audiobook was definitely really good, but it ran a little too long for me (I got to a point where I was really sick of it), and I didn't like the end at all. Up until the mid-point it was really good, though.
It keep me wanting to listen.
More realism and excitement. Seemed to define the players more.
It made me keep thinking and creating my own plots.
Certainly would recommend this book to readers.