I hate that I almost always figure out the ending of books because they are so predictable. Enter Gone Girl. What a great roller coaster ride. Just when I thought I knew where it would go next I found myself looking in the wrong direction. Buy and listen now!
Hi, I love listening to books when I'm driving it is better than listening to today's music.
The narrators only have what is in front of them to read. I did not have trouble with that. But, the story was wanting!!! It was as if she could not come up with a better way to end it, there really was no ending.... The author seems to have thought of scenes then just threw them in where ever she decided whether it fit or not. I felt it was disorganized and poorly written. I regret wasting my time and money!!!
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly & Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks, narrated by Julia Whelan.
Wrote the book
It already has been turned into a movie. I hope the movie is better than the book!
I usually don't write reviews BUT I felt so strongly about this book I had to review this one!
Yes, I would most certainly read this novel again! There are so many tricks and turns! It's incredibly entertaining!
That's tough. I liked it as well as I like the Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child "Pendergast" series. They weave a thought-provoking tale that twists and turns from the very first page.
Whelan and Heyborne maintain character from beginning to end. They're believable and easy to listen to for hours on end.
Surprise and laughter more than anything.
This is certainly not a "beach read," but it isn't so deep that you need a lot of background knowledge either.
Great storyline and characters. Explores thoughts that one may have in a relationship, and the lengths one will go to in preserving it. Thoughts you never knew you had, make you start to question what extremes you might be capable of exploring. A twisted tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and the desire to hold it all together under pressure. A bizarre psychological exercise.
Fatal Attraction. Classic memorable characters that will be remembered.
Can't say, would be a spoiler.
You'll be asking yourself, would I ever be capable of going this far?
The book gave more depth to pull you in, but the movie followed along quite accurately thanks to the author also writing the screenplay.
I could not wait to hear the next twist and turn for the 2 main characters, Nick and Amy. I felt every emotion, I loved and hated and believed both of them, and what is so scary is that I think someone could actually do something like this. The narration was perfect for these characters, and now I see why both Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan are among the few "Narrator's Greatest Hits". The subtle nuances of their voices and the other characters they brought to life were perfect. I am especially in awe of Gillian Flynn. This was an exceptional story. What an imagination!! Loved everything about this book, so I am not sure I would be as happy with the movie. I will be looking for more from this author and the narrators! Thank you, because I listen to books as I drive 50-60 minutes each way to work...my fellow drivers thank you as well, since I am a much calmer driver as I listen!! Christie
Kept me on the edge of my seat.
Great book and wonderfully written! I would recommend this to all.
I have have read a countless number of books by many, many different authors over the course of 40 years. This is by far the very best book ever!!
The narration pace is plotting and irregular. The written book reads well because you can change the pace of your reading. In the audio version, the male narrator is rather expressionless. The female narrator is a bit better with realistic tonal expressions but it doesn't carry the story. Because the narration pace was so slow, I found it hard to stay engaged in the story line. I gave up after chapter 5.
My next read will be something in the science fiction genre where the author works to develop deeper characters and environments.
The male narrator needed a deeper more sonorous vocal tonality like James Earl Jones.
Wish I had something good to say but this one was a real dud - from the poor narration to the story line. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie but that is just not happening. Had a hard time getting through the chapters but kept hoping it would get better.