I listened to the entire book. In general, I believe my disappointment was with the story more than the performances. For a best selling book, with the focus on characterization, not plot, I felt the characters were so inconsistent that they made the plot nonsensical. The main female character's personality was plot driven. She had to be a genius with a pathological borderline personality disorder in order for the plot to work, yet her character was very abruptly revealed to the listener. I expected more from a well known title.
What would you call this Genre?
I did not love the narrators. They were okay.
I did like this book, though I’m not sure it is quite worth all of the hype and the mountains of 5 star reviews it is receiving. The one characteristic of this author’s writing style that I really found appealing was her ability to reference so many pop culture events, etc. from her formative years. I’m guessing we are similar in age (41) because so many of them were extremely familiar and things I remember growing up. Many twists and turns in the book, and very interesting characters—that’s about all I can say without ruining the plot. The narration was adequate, though I’ve listened to other books with the same male narrator and scored them very low; the female voice was fine.
I didn't like the story, didn't care about the characters. Hated the performance. Sorry!
The first hour was a bit slow. After the first hour, I put the book down for more than a week. Then I started all over... then it got good. I understand we had to learn about the characters and all, but perhaps that shouldn't have taken so long. Just a thought.
Absolutely. Well written. Always wanted to know what would happen next. She understands suspense... very well.
I don't know. Tanner, maybe?
I thought the book was well written to the extent that I always wanted to know what happened next. I enjoyed the story. I recommend it. What I did find beyond annoying was the insertion of sounds (and so, since this an an audio book, the "speaking" of those sounds). This was unnecessary, distracting and silly, really. Overall, I'd say this was a good read. I'll read another of her books. The dark side of human behavior can be interesting, I think.
The two main characters in this book, Amy and Nick Dunne, are pretty unlikeable (Amy's parents aren't much better), BUT don't let that stop you from listening to this riveting story. The "mystery" wasn't that hard to figure out, but I couldn't stop listening--I just had to know waht terrible thing was going to happen next! This isn't a pyshical who-done-it, but a psychological thriller of the best kind. Excellent, edge of your seat writing.
The two narrators also did an excellent job. I think this was one of those books that is better listened to than read.
This is the most gripping book i have read other then The Maza Runner seriers, I love the way it was written in past tense, and future, and present all at the same time.
The way in which you find out that the first few chapters of diary entries for the wife are actually all made up and lies.
I have never heard this two before but they made this book so easy to listen to kept my attention and were amazing narrators they work and sound so cohesive like glue and glitter. I will have to see what i can find book wise they have both done as well. Also they sounded like they would be these characters and thats whats fitting.
The end, not what i expected and so what was perfect, cant wait for a sequel.....
Fascinating, scary, entertaining
I thought both of the readers did an amazing job. They were both very believable.
I really enjoyed the creativity of this author, although the story was really dark and kind of depressing. But the language was horrible. I would have enjoyed the story more if the language hadn't been so coarse. I think you can tell a great, even horrifying story without so much profanity.
Being inside the character's heads. It's read from their diary entries so you really get to know them well... at least you THINK you do.
Long time married couple who share this subscription and find it enriches our conversations. We listen while commuting, cooking, working out, and often drifting off to sleep!
I might recommend this book to a friend, but only with some warning/caveats. The narration is outstanding and really helped me get through the more tedious aspects of this story. The writing is clever and the author clearly likes words and likes to poke fun at popular culture. The almost always perfect use of "literally" was initially funny, but then wore on me. And that is how the story went for me. At first I was completely engrossed but as I got to know the characters better, the less I cared. I was reminded of the movie "War of the Roses" at times, but it went on WAY too long.
The irony of the characters' self-satisfication and the forensic details.
I don't think I would have finished the book if I were reading it. I think I might have skimmed and then jumped to the end. The narrators did a great job of inhabiting the characters and made me stick with it.
Always looking for my next great listen...
Great Story, Performances, and Suspense
Yes, there were many twists and turns throughout the story. Loved it!
I loved Amy. She was a very intriguing character
Hmmm. I am not sure what I can share without giving anything away... The book kept me on the edge of my seat and I really enjoyed how dark and twisted the story got as it moved along...
Highly recommend this audiobook. The narration and story are great!!