At first I thought I had wasted my money only to find out later that I should have paid closer attention. This book is amazing and I don't see anyone not enjoying it. I was hoodwinked repeatedly which isn't easy to do. I was on high alert at the end and ignored Thanksgiving all together plugged in to my ear phones.
This book was terrific !! Many surprises. Very believable characters. Wonderful narration. Would recommend to everyone.
I heart mysteries, political non-fiction, and memoirs, especially all in one book.
This story deserves all the accolades it has received. The story moves back and forth in time, using diary entries and different narrators to convey the two main characters. Flynn used a similar technique in Dark Places, but here, it is even better. The story is mysterious and exciting, and keeps the reader engaged throughout. The ending is extremely satisfying. I cannot wait for Flynn's next work.
Do you like the book Misery by Stephen King? This book kind of reminded me of Misery.
Psycho and hopeless. But I enjoyed the read. I listened to it when ever I had the chance. I think the people who did not like it at all, wanted some hope. This is not that type of book. More of a "sicko, pyscho" book.
The story is pretty amazing. Listen to the details. I was a bit confused at first but you will see that it all wraps up in the end.
There is no way I would listen to this again.
I love good historical fiction, and well-written detective stories. I guess I just love good writing in any category, if truth be told...
"Inspired my walking!" I put this book on my iPod and would only allow myself to listen when I was walking. Needless to say, it was quite a motivator for me to get out and walk every day as I couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next.
Yes, the turns and twists kept me guessing....
Interesting voice changes made it easy to imagine the individual characters...much better job of it than I would have done doing it in my head
I would not say I had an extreme reaction to the book...just could not wait to get to the end to see how it would all work out.
Great listen. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a mystery, and/or who loves to be pulled into a good book.
The fact that a woman reads the wife's part and a man reads the husband's part
Yes, tie up the loose ends of her mind please
Great narration, the story reels you in and then..... then..... wait for it....... it stops.
If you *must* read or listen to this, borrow a copy, check it out from the library, ask for it as a gift, then realize that you're going to sacrifice a bit of time on something that could have been oh, so much more.
If only Flynn had actually written the last few chapters.
A sense of urgency and excitement.
Nope. No way.
Yes, I would recommend this book to many friends!
I would compare the female reader to some reading "The Help".
Both were equally compelling.
I want another similar book. Any suggestions?
Quite a ride!
The switch from his story to hers.
Everything, they were both great.
Probably something more exciting than I could think of.
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.