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amazing good read
they really made the words jump and it was not just read ..it was acted
Easy, quick read. Entertaining story with lots of twists. No classical so don't expect stealthy writing or a lot of intricate layers, it's just a simple book meant to be read as such. The female lead does what many of us "wish" we could do (and get away with)!! Worth a read if you have the time to spare.
I already have.
I don't really know what to say without ruining the plot!
The analysis of relationships.
The shock when Amy turned out to be so evil and how detailed her plans were.
Yes, you never knew what evil trick she had set up next for Nick.
Voice inflections for their characters and other characters in the book, such as Desi.
I got tired of hearing the word "bitch". I thought the parts of the story where it was used could have been told with less repetition of this word. There was so much detail in Amy's planning but so little detail in the potential unravelling of her story about Desi. It seemed unlikely that that end would not have been investigated further. Perhaps in a sequel?
The build up was good, the story was entertaining and kept me guessing the whole way. The ending ruined the whole book. It was like the last few chapters were written by a completely different person.
Decent plot with sustained tension.
Really enjoyed their point-counterpoint performances.
The husband did it...didn't he?
Found the ending disappointing in its improbability. Admittedly tough to wrap up a story like this one.
Would not recommend this book as I spent too long getting nowhere with it.
The most disappointing thing was no resolution. Good start, no fizz at end.
I do not think I have listened to either. The reader for the wife's impression on me has been tainted by the character in the book, not by the skills of the reader.
Yes, probably will not recommend this book or this author.
I enjoyed this audio book immensely. The narrators did an excellent job reflecting the characters and the story itself was great. The story was suspenseful with a lot of great twists and turns. Highly recommended.
It held my interest through most of the whole thing. You always want to know what is going to happen next.
Lol, you will hate like all of these characters. Go, maybe, was the only likeable one.
Both did a wonderful job
People keep griping about the ending to this book. I think it's as fine as any. Not all stories have a neat, tight little ending where wrongs are righted and justice prevails. Plus anyone who ever just felt stuck in life and doing what they have to to get by can relate.
I'm a pop culture writer and editor living in San Francisco who commutes about half an hour with audio books five days a week. I go through a lot of audio books.
Before I listened to "Gone Girl," I read several reviews that carefully tiptoed around any potential spoilers, and I also read several user reviews complaining they "figured out" the book within the first couple of chapters. (I kind of chalk this latter up to the backlash that inevitably accompanies such a massively hyped book.)
Well even if you weren't as fortunate as me and the book has been partially spoiled for you, or even if you find you've got a good feel for what's going to happen shortly after starting "Gone Girl," you're still in for a very fun ride. The story is so tightly constructed, and the characters so fully realized that only the most jaded reader/listener would dismiss Gillian Flynn's latest as nothing but hype.
The book is about the disappearance of a woman, and on one hand it's a book about her relationship with her husband, and on the other it's sort of a mystery that hits all those police procedural beats we know so well from "Law & Order." It's told from the perspective of the husband starting the day of her disappearance, and from the wife (through her diary) starting seven years ago, when they first met. These interlocking narratives are so incredibly well-constructed it's a master class in (if nothing else) continuity.
The voice acting fully matches the tone of the book, but as I've seen noted elsewhere, Julia Whelan (as Amy) is excellent where Kirby Heyborne (as Nick) is just really good.
This is a long one, but stick with it. It's worth it.