Michaela Conley, MA CSMS, CWP
Yes, like the challenge a knotted necklace presents, this book continued to surprise me with its twists and clues sometimes seeming as though I was on the right track to untangling it just to see that I was not only wrong but so surprised by the new tangles...
With a lesser level of intensity but comparable surprises, I think of "The Song is You".
That's hard to say, with the twists & turns I found my allegiance shifting from one character to another. Overall, I'd have to say I find myself in Nick's camp.
Amy's treasure hunt clues from their 5th anniversary was so convincingly written
When I like something I'll let you know. If I don't, I'll let you know that too!
A twisted tale of love found, lost, found and f----d with. Thought the book shoud have ended about a chapter or two before it did. I would have appreciated wanting to read a sequel instead of the set up that is the last chapters. Do yourself a favor and wait to finish the last three or four chapters until the next book comes out. The core story and writing is top rate. I was invested in each of the characters and enjoyed the dual perspective of the storytelling. However, the extended ending really soured me and cost a star or two on my rating. (I'd wager the blame belongs with the editor or someone in the publishing house.) Once again, the voice actors are fantastic, an Audible strength. Girl Gone is a worthy read/listen, but you have been warned about the last chapters only serving to set up the next book. Cheers!
I had heard/read a lot of buzz about this book and thankfully read nothing that spoiled the twists and turns for me. I enjoyed the writing style and the narrators. I could easily envision some of the characters as plausible, such as the "Nancy Grace" type of celebrity crime fighter/newscaster. I read this book in a couple of days since I looked forward to any activity in my schedule when I could switch on the book. Now I am interested in reading her other books.
I was memorized and just when I thought I couldn't be surprised by anything else something would happen and I would be speechless! I love how well it's read! Great book...you won't regret buying this!
yes. it was a captivating story with fabulous narration.
I thought that Kirby Heyborne was particularly gifted at narrating multiple parts at the same time.
Tell us about yourself!
The narrative of having the actors read each section was great. Similar to "The Time Travelers Wife"!
"Go" Short for Margo. She was the humor from beginning to the end. She was the heart
No, I needed to break it up.
Like most of the books I've read by Gillian Flynn this one is also very dark and twisted with characters you really don't like and have a hard time attaching too yet the story is enough to keep me reading and wanting to know what happens next.
THE BEST PART OF THIS AUDIOBOOK IS JULIA WHELAN her perfect narration of Amy is exceptional!!! I was a fan of hers as a teen in the show Once & Again (aired on ABC early 2000s)
The couple things I disliked about the book was a bit of the crass language but I understand that is what sets a tone so I can get over it quickly. But the ending wasn't what I wanted yet with all the twists and well played plot I will forgive Ms. Flynn for the ending.
love to read, love to listen
Yes. It was an engaging story, even if not entirely believable.
I think it was the same. Without giving the story away, the "twist" is both interesting and yet, pretty unbelievable. I just found it impossible to believe that the bad person got away with everything they did for as long as they did.
Huh, I didn't really like any of them that much, now that I think about it. I guess Nick's sister Margo. She was likeable and believable, though not central to the story. I didn't like the main characters very much and the peripheral characters were not especially complex.
Listen to something a little more substantial the next time.
It is really difficult to say much about the book without giving the center of this story away.
The narration was excellent, with alternating narrators for each chapter. The dialogue was well acted and each character's voice was distinctive. The characters are interesting, complex. The plot was plausible and surprising but with no sudden, unbelievable, or unmotivated changes. There are lots of observations on how public opinion and the news and entertainment media affect highly publicized criminal cases.
I listened to the book steadily over two days and was very anxious to reach the conclusion, but I found the last hour less satisfying and plausible than the rest of the novel.