This story kept me guessing to the end while swapping my allegiances to its main characters like an erratic pendulum. Thoroughly entertaining, masterfully narrated, and believable...this was my first Gillian Flynn read and, if her other stories are as good as this, I'll definitely read more.
Great, great story with incredibly well thought-out detail delivered with a very enjoyable, conversational cadence. But the ending gave me whiplash. It's like someone told the author, I'm sorry, your time is up. Pencils down. So she had to scrawl out an ending in 30 seconds. Disappointing.
This book was a great listen, and I found myself listening every chance I could even at work. (Which if you do so, be sure you are alone as there is quite a lot of cursing) But having a male and a female reading the different characters, really brought the book to life.
There was one point that I had that "Ah ha" moment, then much to my surprise another twist. It is a very exciting book that is so well written, and read, that you feel like you are actually seeing it through the eyes of the characters. And although it seemed to keep going even when I thought for sure it would end, I was dissapointed when it did end. Not because it is a bad ending, but I just kept wanting more.. making me feel like I was at a great concert, and the band kept doing an encore, but even after the last one you feel satisfied, but still wish it would never end.
I would for sure recommend it.
I wouldn't listen to the book again because it’s a very dense story. But that’s not a bad thing.
I just bought it because it was a best seller. I didn't even read the review or any description of the book. I was surprised. It was a good listen, especially because of the two narrators. I’m not found of certain books read entirely by the same person. I was also reading the book when I had the time and that’s when It was very clear that what I felt for the story was being influenced by the audio. In a good way. I got addicted to the audio and written book sync.
An exquisitely crafted page turner. Reader's emotions swing wildly until the conclusion that makes you wish you wish for a different ending. Still strongly recommend it.
It is hard to get into a book when you can't find a single character to care about. The ending was so irritating I wish I hadn't even bothered.
The set up was very interesting but not enough to overcome the horrible characters and lame ending.
Hard working woman who loves to listen while she works. Makes the days pass quicker. I love a good book.
Yes this book was very good. I enjoyed it very much. Mystery with a twist
Yes at first you'll think one thing then another and then you'll be even more surprised.
What a twisted pair this couple is. Just when I thought I had it figured out, there was a new twist. It definitely kept me entertained.
I don't want to give any of the most memorable moments away as they were usually big plot twists.
The narrators both had a lot of expression in their story telling. Both kept the story going at a good pace.
The twists just kept on coming. I knew that twists were involved but had no idea how layered they would be throughout the story. Well done and I found myself truly surprised several times throughout the book, and that rarely happens for me.
Yes, and I basically did. I played it while driving ten hours each way for the holidays. Made the drive go by MUCH faster, and I couldn't wait to get back in the car at pit stops to keep listening.
And for that, the story doesn't deserve 5 stars, but then, what's the point of 4 when overall this story is so well put together - even if I did want to throw my iPhone at the wall when I got to the ending. Listened to this for my book club and I think my experience of the book was entirely different from those who read the book. I found the book hilarious in parts. The dark humor shone in the narration that I think my friends completely missed in the reading of the book. My guess is that everyone read so quickly to get to the next twist and turn that they didn't take the time to look closely and see how things came together. I thought it was a remarkably constructed story - there's the Amy of the Diaries, the real Amy, the Nick we think we know, the real Nick and all 4 are there all at the same time. It's a brilliant listen. While I think you really have to suspend your disbelief at the end of the novel, it's a great ride.