The narration is quite good.
The plot is interesting and fast paced.
The characters are, for the most part, unlikable but are interesting despite that.
Overall, I think it's worth listening to, especially if thrillers are your genre of choice. That said, there are issues. First among those being that the ending is somewhat weak. Second would be that Part I of the book drags on for too long and is more obvious than the writing seemingly thinks that it is.
The ending isn't quite enough to ruin an otherwise good book. Still, I can't say that it left me satisfied.
The alternating POVs were interesting. It's very "he said"/"she said" with unreliable narrators which I find to be an interesting way to tell a mystery.
No complaints about the narration. They both did a very good job.
Throw the book across the room?
Well, no, it's an audible book on MP3, so nothing so dramatic. That said, I did find the ending to be less than satisfying.
I like different books for different reasons, but this one ranks way up there. I have recommended it to several people, and a few have read and/or listened and they liked it, too. This book will stay with you long after you have finished.
I don't think I can compare Gone Girl to any other book I have read/listened to. This was not your everyday ordinary crime drama. This book was a puzzle with so many twists and turns (but was not hard to keep up with). It is a very chilling portrayal of a sociopath like the ones who live among us. (I would recommend The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, which is a non-fiction book about sociopaths - and you probably know a few. They are ordinary people living ordinary lives and it is frightening. That book is also available from Audible.)
Wow! It is impossible to choose. Both performances were off the chart and at times you equally loved/hated both Nick and Amy. The characters in the book are developed very well, and these two narrators did a fantastic job. I have already searched for other books narrated by each of them and plan to listen to some of them.
You live with true evil among you every day. What would you do if it was your spouse?
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!
Am a new fan to Gillian Flynn. She doesn't mince words and is completely bare bones and sometimes graphic to the point of a cringe. The story twists and turns and is one of the best I have listened to in a long time. Keeps you going along with the characters personalities and the great narration. Could go on and on but let me just say, yes some people have said the story is offensive with the language or detaIl, but the story is a good one. You won't be dissapointed with your purchase .I have purchased the other 2 because of this one and they are the best I have listened to recently.
I love mysteries, but lately I have become bored with how predictable they can be. This book suprised, entertained, and engaged me. I would reccomend it to most mystery fans. Give it a try!!
No, because I so disliked the ending.
Edgar Sawtell. It was fascinating, engaging, suspenseful and well written but had an even worse ending than Gone Girl..
They were outstanding, especially Julia. She really made her character(s) come to life. So believable was her interpretation it was like listening behind the door to a real person thinking out loud.
Only if you had the time, but it was certainly absorbing enough that you could without getting bored.
It was so great up to the end that the conclusion was especially disappointing.
I have never even heard of Gillian Flynn, much less listened any of her books. I love this book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers. This is a different style of writing so if you are not open to non-traditional storytelling, this book may not be for you. The tone and style of this book reminds me of one of my favorite authors, Lisa Gardner. Gone Girl is a very personal book, so the narration is critical. Fortunately, the dual narration is excellent. For me, most of the intrigue was created while I was trying to imagine just how far each of the main characters would go in their chess-like game of dominate and destroy. I kept thinking, "Wow, I can't believe he/she just did that!" Then I could not put the book down until I found out how the other main character reacted. I am one of those listeners that will abandon a book if there is no clear protagonist, so I almost didn't get this book because of some of the comments here. With Gone Girl, I found that I need not love either of the two main characters in order to be entertained by their psychological gamesmanship and cunning. I respected each character... the way a person respects an intricately beautiful, but deadly insect while carefully examining it through the lens of a microscope.
I need to feel that eventually good prevails over evil, right overcomes wrong. I was motivated to continue listening to this audiobook hoping for a satisfying conclusion to a twisted convoluted plot. Didn't happen. I was disappointed. I'm not recommending it.
Yes, I would and I would listen more attentively to the first part which seemed to me a little run of the mill. Then, BOOM! the good and when I say good, I mean crazy, begins. What a wild story!
The plot twist. I tried to aniticipate them but I was stumped.
I don't know that I have a favorite but I would say I loved the confrontation between Nick and Amy when she returned.
It made me mad at times. I laughed at times, too.
This is definently a good book to try if you aren't sure what book you want to listen to next.
This book is somewhat slow in the beginning, then drags you in. It's told by both of the main characters, Amy and Nick Dunne. Each narrates their side of the messed up 5 year marriage, starting with their fifth anniversary. As it goes on, you see just how mentally messed up things are, and you start to worry about their fates. It's a suspenseful thriller, with totally twisted plots, and a very unlikeable main character. You find yourself craving for justice to prevail, and wonder if it ever will, in this story.
Many parts in the ending are so unbelievable, that it can really upset you. So don't go in to this book, thinking you will close that last page, feeling all warm and fuzzy. You may, feel justice is done, considering the two personalities involved, or you may feel very perturbed. I would say, like everything else in this world, it's just a matter of opinion.
startling, unusual, compelling
I cannot make a comparison-this book is truly oiriginal
I have not listened to previous performances, but I'll be on the look out now,
When Nick realizes the extent of the frame-up and turns to hatred of Amy
Really excellent recording.