Listened to this audiobook in a matter of days (would have been faster if not for school and work!) Murder mystery thriller with an amazing twist! This was my first experience with author Gillian Flynn and I was very impressed. I especially enjoyed the psychological aspect and the unique perspectives from the characters. Both narrators, Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne did a perfect job. They truly gave me the impression they were actually the characters. Loved it!
Say something about yourself!
Yes, the narration was quite good and did a great job of keeping the listener intrigued and entertained.
Go. I liked her strong personality and spirit.
I found this book played on many of my emotions which included shock, dismay, doubt, humor and a seriously disappointing ending in my opinion. I would have preferred to see justice served.
Interesting story line. Amy is quite the trip and
Alternance between stories. The way it goes and describes same time, different arguments, same prolems, different appreciation.
mystery, and actual way of life
more or less
Action-Packed thriller filled with twists and turns. Goosebumps are inevitable at the halfway point. Absolutely loved it. Very entertaining.
No. I found the characters unlikeable and the writing conventional.
They were good narrators, maybe made the audiobook better than the written book.
It was an easy read.
I thought the performance — having both a female and male narrator — was refreshing, as I was expecting to hear just the man doing the woman's voice.
This is the first book I've read where it was narrated by both main characters, so I don't really have one to compare it to (particularly within the mystery genre).
I thought they did a good job expressing the characters' emotions in a convincing manner. I could definitely picture them in my mind and think, "Yes, these people are believable."
I didn't really want to listen to it all at once.... at first. I was the most engaged once I got to Part 2, and then I found it hard to stop listening!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit disappointed with how it ended, but I was very engaged by the back-and-forth narration between Nick and Amy. It left me "hanging," which is why I kept reading.
I travel so I am in and out of a car, and on and off a plane all week long. Was it time well spent they ask?....I would not be doing anything else, so I guess it kept me entertained. I enjoyed the book after it really got going, but it was slow to get moving. They story as a whole was good and I did enjoy it after it got moving. I would recommend it, just know, it takes a bit for it to really get interesting.
The very ending was anticlimatic.
Both narrators were good. Both voices seemed like they fit the characters in the book well.
I was drawn to Gone Girl by the listener and critical reviews and because I love a good plot. It helps to keep me engaged. Still, the book didn't live up to my expectations. I guessed some of the key plot developments before they unfolded and the ending seemed like a cop-out. No issue with the read and if you like mystery, Gone Girl certainly has it.
Riveting mystery evolves
when Amy reveals herself
It was slow to completely arrest my interest, but once the characters were developed and the plot became clear, I was hooked.
The plot was diabolical, well crafted, and well portrayed by the two readers. Yet, after the "gone girl's" plot is revealed at the end, the whole story is more fun to ponder than to dissect line by line.
Oddly enough, The Night Circus, which I also loved. They were different from each other, yet had the same strong pull to keep the reader/listener engaged and surprised right up to the end.
I wondered about that, too, since I only took in the book auditorially. The readers seemed so real and so honest in their portrayals that it took quite a while to figure out who "the bad guy" was going to turn out to be.
No laughter, no tears, just a curiosity about the future these two created for the people involved in their lives.
It's a good listen!