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!!
I found the ending unsatisfying.
Haven't listened to others.
No. but they were very good performers here. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by either of them.
Very funny. No.
As a story about a psychopath and her victims, it was very engrossing, but the story fell apart for me when, at the end, the book became a version of "No Exit."
Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit
Not many authors know how to do the "he said / she said" thing well - where 2 characters switch off telling a story every other chapter - but this writer definitely has the gift. This book kept my interest throughout its entirety which is a rare thing - at no time did I wish it would hurry up and end. The characters (and narrators) are easy to listen to, the dialogue is frisky and the plot motors along quite nicely. I can't say it was mind blowing or one of those stories that I won't be able to shake for months - but it's solid 4 star winner and definitely credit-worthy.
Addicted to books in all forms.
I loved this book. The writing, the pacing and the narrators were as close to perfect as humanly possible. I did not want to stop listening, I devoured it in about 3 days. This is one book worth the hype!
The first half was particularly hard to get through. Almost gave up. No plot and extremely unsympathetic characters. I might even go as far as to say uninteresting characters. About 1/2 way through the plot kicks in and it makes the book a little less tedious but still...at the end of this fairly lengthy book I found myself thinking, "why did I waste my time on these horrible people?"
I am sure it gets good ratings because the woman is a very good writer and the character development is exceptional, particular for this genre. But still. Do you really want to know all the innermost thoughts of the couple from hell?
No surprise here.
Unlike the previous audio book that I listened to with a male/female pair the formula really works for this book. In other books I found it to be pretty artificial and inappropriate but for this book it is actually much better than having a single reader because you associate the sound and style with the personalities as they develop.
I will definitely be checking into previous books by this author because she is clearly quite skilled however it they hint of containing more of the secret life of narcissists then I think I'll skip them.
I would not listen to this book again. I do not like the way the book ends, it leaves you hanging.
I would give it a good solid ending. It is a very long read.
I wanted to hate the female character but at the end the male character was the one I disliked the most.
This book was not intended to move anyone IMO
First time with this author. Not sure if I would seek out her books again.
Out of 450 books I have read the last years it is so bad.... The story line is so bad . Please don;t spend your money on this book. Did I like it NO NO NO..
My favorite part of this book was being able to hear the thought process of both of the main characters in this book. Most books you read you only get to hear one side of the story.
I like nonfiction, biographies and the occasional novel. BUT I can not pass up a good mystery, crime novel, or really great suspense plot. I am fascinated by an author's creative ability to interweave twists. Since Flynn's 'Gone Girl', the bar for a completely unseen game-changer is pretty high! Challenge extended :)
No one thing.
Yes I found myself lost in the book and realized that I had stopped doing what I had been doing while listening- multi-tasking. I was sitting there staring at the wall completely engrossed.
Any other readers with suggestions of more selections like this please clue me in!