Everyone told me this book was a real page turner, so I was excited to listen to it on a road trip this fall. I was surprised by its 19hr length, but thought 'Well, everyone said it was good... and so fast'. Even at 1.5x speed this book was far too slow for me to finish. (2x was too Alvin and the Chipmunks for me). I'm returning it.
Yes! The story is so eloquently told from to different first person perspectives, I know I missed something!
I really liked the female detective!
My favorite scene would be a spoiler sooooo I will tick a lock.
If you can get past the first few chapters of background information it picks up and keeps you wondering.
Crazy, exciting, amazing...
When Amy came back. Even I wanted to strangle her, she is soo crazy and over the top.
Performance was some of the best i've heard so far, great job...
When Nick found out Amy was really pregnant. The manipulation that Amy puts Nick through is just crazy, but he’s also just as crazy because he stayed with her. Although, at the end I felt that Nick was a puppet stuck in a box, an Amy box.
Overall great book and great performance.
Say something about yourself!
Yeah but with hesitations and explanation that the story is extremely SLOW
figured it out way before the ending so no not really surprised....
Nothing... They were fine but not better than my own internal voice
Read it because I do not like seeing movies before reading the book and my wife is desperate to see the movie... I hope the movie gets to the point faster than the book did..
This is not my typical genre that i like but a friend recommended it to me and I have to say this is an Excellent story - Great narration - the twists and turns had my jaw dropping. Finally an author who knows how to end a book!
This was my favorite audiobook so far. The dual narrators were incredible. The thing I loved most about this book was that I could not trust my own thoughts! Just when I had it figured out BOOM - something major changes my mind! Loved it and went to the movie immediately after listening to it! The movie is good too - but the plot is more detailed in the book and that made the movie even better to watch.
When "cool-girl" is gone and Amy is presented "as is"!
Gone Girl is smart, absorbing, and hard to turn off.
The interplay of the two main characters was riveting.
Gone Girl gives experienced insight into the mentality of a sociopath. The author must have lived with one at one time. It also shows how a basically good person (Nick) can be sucked in by one and end up identifying and staying with someone who cannot feel other people's pain. After all, it really isn't her (Amy) fault that her brain lacks the ability to feel or understand other people. This book has the smartness and complexity, especially with the two voices and time shifting, to surprise and teach. I was so happy to find a book that I enjoyed this much.
Entertaining. Definite mind-candy.
I'd read some reviews. So, as I formed early opinions about the two protagonists, I knew that further twists would make me re-evaluate.
YoungHigh-pitchedDistractingBoth had younger and higher-pitched voices that I am accustomed to. I found it distracting for about the first third of the novel. Got used to it eventually. I would not go out of my way to listen to these two again.
This is not a book that moves you. It's a book that unsettles you or angers you.
One protagonist has a twin (we learn that very early - no spoiler here). Twin relationship was not as well developed as it appeared that it would be. In fact, most characters bordered on caricature and seemed drawn from dime novel stereotypes. It's more about the inner thoughts and the actions of the two protagonists. Beyond them, the remaining characters are primarily filler.
Yes...not boring AT ALL
Not my favorite character but the dad was funny in a woman hating twist.
Julia's voice was perfect...Kirby's was a bit droll but that seemed to coincide with the Nick character. Both did a great job mimicking other characters voices.
I would sit in my car, practically late for work trying to find a reasonable stopping point but I just wanted to keep listening!
Yes! Specially to the weird friends. They will love it.
I would skip the politically correct ones... they might think YOU are the weird one for enjoying it.
The whole book kept me on my toes. It is all so chocking that if I describe any moment I will spoil the book.
I can tell you though, that at some point you will say: HA! I knew it!
Believe me - YOU DON'T. I fell for that too...
I have not. I was very impressed. I felt that more than 4 people were narrating the book. I wish they could narrate EVERY book.
I personally hate books... I can't concentrate (serious ADHD). Monotone narrators drive me crazy.
These 2 were awesome! Even if one have narrated this books, it would've been great.
I did! I listen to my books during my long commutes to and from work. I almost crashed my car several times (if you are dramatic like me, don't listen to this book while driving).
I was so disturbed and amused at the same time.