All I can say about the narration is this, I had just finished an audio book with this same female reader and was SO disappointed to find I just downloaded another with her! (what are the chances!)Previously her voice was so whiny, however I was suprised that she did much better on this novel, must be the difference in the books! So the lesson is don't judge a narrator by just one book!
I found the writing to be very good. There were parts where I would think to myself, yes I can see how you would feel that way and it was quite believable in the descriptions. Now as far as the book being beleivable I don't know, a little far-fetched....but still enjoyed it.
Started off with a hook, interesting characters, steady pace right into the middle. However, the whole plot turn rather predictable as it progress. The whole story ended with a incomprehensible crash, somewhat disappointed with all the rave reviews.
I loved the twists and turns! Just when I thought it was going to be predictable...it wasn't. Julia Whelan was spot on for Amy and although I thought he was good, Kirby Heyborne's voice did not match what Nick looked like in my head. Very entertaining though, well thought out story.
Only thing I didn't like was the ending. I felt it was a bit anticlimactic. Does this mean there will be another book???
Maybe readers of romance novels.
The narration was okay.
I didn't like any of it so it wasn't an editing problem.
This book turned me off right from the beginning. The foolish, silly diary, socialite snob and the "feel sorry for me" husband were boring, trite and simplistic. I figured out most of it and only listened to the whole thing because I wanted to see if I was missing something that everyone else seemed to find so fascinating. Part 2 stretched credibility so far it snapped. I really like to have a protagonist to root for (even a serial killer like Dexter is more appealing than these two) but I couldn't stand a single character in this book. I seriously don't get why this is a best seller.
So i have been waiting for Flynn to release a new book for quite some time now, and this was anything but a disappointment. The Characters were literally insane, the story kept you guessing, and the outcome is still a bit creepy.
Of course you have tons of mature language and pretty graphic scenes, typical in all of Flynn's works, but it was masterfully written.
The Performance is one of my favorites, extremely well narrated.
This book was excellent! I didn't really know who to feel sorry for and who to root for. It was literally like listening to 3 separate books and you are left wanting to hear more. The narrator also did a wonderful job of separating the characters. I could literally visualize this book as a movie in my head.
As for a favorite scene, I would hate to ruin it for future readers, but the entire book is worth giving it a listen. I really only listen to my books on my commute to and from places, but there were times that I just didn't want to stop listening and couldn't wait to get back to my car so that I can listen without interruption.
The twist on the third book! I really didn't see that coming - but again, I don't want to ruin it for other readers. You'll just have to get this book and hear for yourself. Believe me, you will not be disappointed.
I haven't listened to many, but this is by far the best story I've heard told. The two readers were so believable in their tones. They changed their voices well to make me believe they were who they were speaking for.
Just when I thought I had an idea of what might be going on something so totally unexpected would take place. The characters had you hating and rooting for them all a the same time.
I typically like to hear the voice in my own head when reading a book, because I can control where my imagination goes. However, the accents in these voices made me feel like I knew the characters better. This story was told by two people, and better told when I'm not one of them telling it.
Not an extreme reaction, but I found myself listing to the recording during hours I should have been doing other things. I didn't want to put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next.
Must read and share!
I really enjoyed the book for about the first 2/3. But, (POTENTIAL SPOILER) I feel the author made the relationship between Amy and Nick overly complicated and later downright unbelievable. Maybe I have an overly developed sense of justice or of what a reasonable person might do, but the ending just defied sense. I felt so let down and wished I had my 19 hours back!
I love that I never knew what was coming. Don't even try to predict what's going to happen, because you won't be able to. Loved it!