This book is awesome. There are twists and turns, and just when you think you have it figured out, everything changes. What great writing. Gillian Flynn leads you exactly where she wants you to go and you will love every second of it. Outside of the mystery, there are some great discussions of views on relationships, men and women that I really enjoyed. Julia Whelan's performance is amazing. She's one of my favorite narrators. I can't rate this highly enough. I have no idea how the movie will be able to stand up to this performance.
I haven't read the print version, but I imagine the audio version is not better. Some of the conversations weren't delivered as well as they could have been and some of the voices for side characters were not well done.
The plot is great at the beginning, then starts to slow towards the middle, but then it is a great roller coaster ride in the last half.
I like how each portrayed Nick and Amy, but I didn't much like how they performed the other characters.
Gone Girl...but where did she go?
What a great book! My 4th book on audible and I loved it. It was narrated brilliantly. The voice of Amy was stellar! The 1st part of the book did start out a little slow, but not slow enough for me to lose attention. I had a feeling something was off with Amy Dunn, but had no idea what was in store. It is hard to write this review without spoiling, so lets just say that I thought that thoughout Part 2, I found myself thinking, hooray! karma is a bitch! I loved how this married couple really "knew" eachother. Very key in this story. I would have given the story 5 stars, but I did not like the very last chapter and ending. Can not wait for the movie to come out now!!
Doctor. Triathlete. Fairly new to the audiobook game, but have gone through 200 in past 18 months: addicted!
reads like a story written by a spouse's whos had her feelings hurt. I do wonder what is going to happen, but I just can't bear the tone of this the writing any more
Moral of the story, don't mess with the crazy girl.
Loved Amy even though she was crazy.
The male and female narrators made the book come to life, reading it from print just wouldn't give the same drama.
I've listened to it twice already and am hoping there will be a sequel.
Science gal, New Orleanian, Foodie, Bibliophile, Dog Mom
Take out all of the profanity, which would have made this a much shorter book.
Make at least one of the characters likable.
Was neutral about the narration.
Anger - no real resolution of the story.
It is "The English Patient" of books. Just as I sat in the theater thinking, "For God's sake, just die already!", I felt the same frustration at being dragged through all of those pages for nothing.
The twisted plot line is imaginative. But the first person narration by two of the most repulsively boring characters in recent literature makes it a chore to listen to.
Neither (It is not a judgement of the narrators, but the characters)
I see Ben Affleck tailor-made for Nick Dunn. Not sure of the female character
Here is my full review:
This is the most painstakingly boring book I have ever listened to. The happiest task I have done in a while is deleting the damn audio book from my iPhone after finishing.
Many reasons. Partly because this narrative is in first person by two characters who are repulsively boring. The narrators, who are cast perfectly to the characters, does such a good job that it backfires mightily for this audio book. They just amplify the my dislike of the characters. If I was reading a physical book, I would have skimmed many pages. I cannot do that with audio version.
In other words, every half hour I devoted to this book in my afternoon commutes was like sitting in a dentist chair. Imagine getting your teeth cleaned everyday for three months.
The first part of the book is excruciatingly boring. That is 10 hours.
Things get better in the second part. But you have to suppress all your commonsense questions to get on with the story line.
Nonetheless, the author is very imaginative with the plot. That gives this book three stars instead of two.
The only reason I completed this book is the sunk cost of few initial hours listened, and a personal challenge I gave to myself to finish it. Believe me, I gave up on this book at least five times and one time I actually deleted it! I downloaded it back as a personal challenge and because of all the damn glowing reviews in this site.
Bottom line: If you are deciding on what to listen to next, my advice is to move on and get a better book. I am sure there are many better options in this site.
Thank you for reading my review.
awesome page turner
when you find out she is a sick twisted mastermind
there voices were perfect. they made me feel like they were the actual people right out of the book. an great performance
think twice before you cheat
this is a great book for guys or girls. you will not be let down. i hope gillian flynn makes a second installment.
I would have made it less predictable.
I've not listed to other books by Gillian Flynn
They were great.
A story about dysfunctional straight people isn't anything new. The 'twists' were no surprise and mid-way through the book I just wanted it to be over, regardless of the ending.
This book really caught me by surprise. The major reason for my reading it was that it was to be released as a movie soon. I didn't know what it was about, but was pleasantly surprised as to the format, content and twists in these stories. It was a great and fun ride to take with the two performers. I really recommend this audiobook!!!