Gone Girl is written far better than Flynn's previous books. It tells the story of a couple from both perspectives. The husband tells the story of present days, the wife tells about the past. Both characters tell good stories.
The thing with Flynn is, that she shadows unique stories with rather predictable suspense plots. Flynn's first book story was so good, that the thriller cover-story was insignificant. This time, however, the thriller is so long and detailed that you can't wait for it to be over.
(allow me to skip her second book.)
I sure hope that Flynn's next book will be a novel. Her truly unique and clever storytelling deserves its own book.
The first half of the book is brilliant.
The characters are easily lovable.
I liked how twisted the characters were and how the author killed or transformed all the normal characters
Sad that such creative manipulating sociopaths couldn't come up with some cleaver outs
No but I enjoyed the performances
Made for each other
This was a great listen for road warriors sick of scifi that like something less mundane in a mystery
Very slow in the beginning but worth every minute. Perfect pace, kept me hooked, the final chapters I had to do in one turn. Excellent work of light fiction, can highly recommend it.
The writing called for two narrators who did their job perfectly.
The last several hours of the novel grew ever more ridiculous; storyline needed to be more believable, ending was meaningless. It seemed that the author had a pressing appointment or was tired of the characters, thus ending it all by ending the novel. A plausible last few chapters, characters that one could care about, and an ending that does not leave the reader with thoughts of "that's it, are you joking?" we're all necessary to improve this read.
Kirby's female voice was annoying but overall his voice quality and reading were excellent and enjoyable to listen to. Julia's performance was acceptable.
Storyline was interesting for vast majority of the novel, which added to the disappointment in the last few chapters.
What fun is anyone without a dose of mystery.
Outstanding plot, real characters, great pacing. The story is written from the perspectives of husband and wife and the audio recording is likewise divided between his voice and hers.
Believable voices for the characters
It was well spent but the end of the book ruined it for me.
The first part of the book really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Both of their voices are incredible. I felt like they played the parts very well and really brought the story to life for me.
A completely fucked up story about love.
Yes, to catch any details I missed the 1st time.
I've listened to KH before. They both did a fantastic job as their own character. Not so great when they narrated a character of the opposite sex.
I love a good story
Mystery, Story Twist
Getting to the ending was more enjoyable than the ending itself. Really bummed about the ending.
I liked the "Amy" narratives, especially half way through the story when her cynical side shows. The readers voice fit the character perfectly!
You don't know what you have until it's gone
Worth the listen. I've been trying to read this book for months, but life just gets in the way. This was my very first book with Audible, which allows me to "read" a book while I work my computer job. This book made me a huge Audible fan and I convinced a number of friends and family to join.