Stick with it. This one has plenty of surprises, some pleasant. Drudge through the idiocy of the husband in the first part for some lovely curves in the story.
I would recommend this book. Even when I thought I knew what was happening, I had to know HOW, and if I was RIGHT, and what everyone involved would THINK and SAY and DO to make it happen or in reaction once it did. I didn't like anyone in this book, but I was completely intrigued by the way they became what they were and why they were letting each other RUIN them. I quite literally could not stop until it ended, until I knew. And at the end I was still disappointed with how ruinous the whole thing was. Yes, these characters are far-fetched. That's what made it so wonderful and escapist for me.
My closest comparison would be wit House of Sand and Fog, since I despised everyone in that book too, but couldn't put it down until everyone was satisfactorily destroyed.
Yes, although I have no idea how the narrators kept themselves from speeding up intensely as things got so twisted...
Like Watching a Train Wreck...You Won't Look Away.
It's a novel novel, and one you will likely remember. Different is too plain a word to describe this married couple. As many have learned from first hand experience, seeking perfection can create some very insidious imperfections. If you can be entertained by becoming and remaining frustrated, this could be one of your favorites. Book clubs and amateur Psychiatrists should love having this raw meat to chew on!
No I won't listen again. I don't like repeats.
No other book I can compare it to.
The last scene was totally unexpected.
I was shocked by the ending and would of never believe it. I was expecting other outcomes but not the one the book ended with.
Really fun to listen to.
It was the slowest moving novel I have read in years and it drags on iseemingly interminably.
With better material.
Work at home mom, who loves to listen while she works!
DON'T buy this book.
NO. Well that's not completely fair. I won't SEEK out a book by Gillian Flynn again.
I was bored. ONLY got about 1/4 way through.
Captivating story, many twists and turns. I didn't like the narration. Really slow reading and voices used were not believable.
What I loved best was the supremely masterful talent Gillian Flynn has for crafting out such a clever and tantalizing story. This is one author who shouldn't get lost in the mix.
It's CLEVER. Gillian Flynn didn't just create any old psychopath. This one is remarkably intelligent, and I imagine could outwit the devil himself.
They were fantastic! I cannot say enough good things about their performance. Each one contributed equally to the story, and they were so believable, it required no effort on the listener's part at all to accept them as their characters from the very first words out of their mouths.
This is my second Gillian Flynn audiobook, and today I begin my third. This masterful author is not just imaginative, she has the highly strategic intelligence of a four-star Army General. Her writing is multi-layered, like a game of Clue, all stitched together with surgical precision. I've read/listened to thousands of books by hundreds of authors, and I'm telling you, THIS author is superb.
On the 5th anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunne, Amy goes missing, the house shows signs of a struggle and Nick is not being totally being dishonest with the police. As each day passes with Amy’s disappearance more and more evidence appears suggesting that Nick has killed his wife – but Nick insist he is innocent. Written in 2 POV, Amy’s through her diary and of Nick as he follows his wife’s anniversary treasure hunt - of which all have double meaning. Gillian Flynn had written quite the psychological thriller, a story that paints quite the picture – of a toxic and dishonest marriage, a story that is full of twist and turns and at times rather disturbing. Just when you think you have figured it out, you turn the page and hit in the face a big OMG. While I wasn’t total enamored with the ending it was certainly chilling.
Amy was read by Julia Whelan who portrayed Amy as the perfect psychopath wife and Nick was read Kirby Heyborne.