It didn't end as expected.
So many twists and turns.
They did an excellent job with the main characters as well as all the extra players.
It was a bit slow at first but worth the wait. It took a minute to understand the time sequence. I enjoyed it and wanted to hear what happened next...
I love audiobooks. Reading has always been a struggle for me because of my poor eyesight. Audible changed my world and made my commutes a joy.
There's a reason why this book has been on all bestseller lists for such a long time, although sadly it's in the company of dumb books like Fifty Shades for Stupid, I mean Grey. Skip that one altogether and read something that will excite and thrill you with its intelligent writing, masterful story development and its brilliant shapes twists and turns.
What a great book! The story is so addictive and original. The author is an incredibly intelligent person and clearly, she enjoyed exploring perhaps a personal alter ego with less scruples. I did not love the ending, but I get why the author did not want to compromise her artistic integrity for my sake.
This book started out great, good characters, moved along well, had a few unexpected turns. Half way through the entire tone of the book and characters changed, buy the end of the book I disliked the characters and HATED the ending. The last third of the book seems almost to be written quickly and not well thought out...just kind of thrown together.
What a shame since I was enjoying the first half of this book so much!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Near the top. I would listen until I could not keep my eyes open and then could not fall asleep when I quit listening.
I felt sorry for Amy and hated Nick, then I felt sorry for Nick and hated Amy. In the end I don't know if I liked or hated either of them.
I've not listened to them before. I thought they did an excellent job. I am not usually one that likes more than one narrator but it really was necessary for this story and I enjoyed it.
How about the title of Nick's book...Psycho Bit#$%!
The ending was a little tame compared to the story, but I was enthralled to the very end.
A coworker recommended this book and from the second I started reading it, I could not turn it off. I loved the changing perspectives from the female and male lead and the twists and turns along the way. Consistently kept me guessing. Exciting, entertaining read.
Yes! The drama was intense and the plot twists were well executed. I thought I could see what was coming a couple of times and I'm happy to say that I was wrong. This was a good yarn...well wrought!
No....but the voices were superb. Especially Julia Whelan...her Amy was "amazing" on every level. At first you loved Amy....so sweet. Then you hated her. And on some crazy level...you admired her. Whelan got it just right.
I must admit, at the start I did not think I would enjoy the book. I was not overly excited about the sound of the voices or the use of two narrators. It took me a few chapters to get used to and it ended up working quite well. I ended up enjoying the book very much and was really drawn in by it. It is an interesting cross between a noir and psychological thriller. I did not want to stop listening to the book and found myself taking round about ways home and to work just to listen longer. I really enjoyed it, it you buy it, just wait a few chapters and you will be drawn in as the story and characters come to life.
A better ending.
I don't necessarily need an entirely conclusive ending for all books. Some of my favorite books don't have a complete conclusion and leave you thinking.
But this...I feel like it's such a trend now--to just end a book suddenly.
It makes it feel completely pointless. I don't know if it's thought to be the "new" thing now although it's not new, it's been done for a very long time now. But I feel like I am coming across too many that try to make a statement or something--which is exactly it, that I don't know what the author is even trying to do because it feels pointless.
It's a very fine line to know how to end to "keep the reader thinking and/or making their own conclusion" and making the reader feel cheated (as another reviewer has noted).
That is exactly how I felt--cheated and duped.
After all the hours spent with the book and then...the end made it feel like a big waste of time.
Even though I loved most of the book and the experience. It was really hard to tear myself away from it because you kept wanting to know what happens and then the end leaves you at a cliff hanger and frustrated.
Not sure yet. I wish I could find another new book as good as Mountains of the Moon.
Awesome performance. They did really well at nuances.
The end. Of course. It was annoying.
The problem for me was not that it was too dark. I like books about really messed up people.
I really liked these characters. Especially since I know these kind of people. Not to the absolute extreme like Amy, but still eerily manipulative, controlling, and wickedly smart.
So I like reading books like this because it is cathartic. Therefore, I can see that Flynn is masterful at portraying psychologically sick people. And yet, I would rather have not read the book because it just felt pointless.
Unless there is a sequel. That didn't end like this book. Then I would read it.
Maybe...I liked the story..but the ending really puttered out. I waited a long time to get this book. I had it on my wish list for a while...and I read all the reviews..So..while it built to something great...the ending could have been much better...