I hate to see this book ripped apart in its reviews. First of all, the narrators do a great job. Julia Whelan is such an awesome story teller! Secondly, it's on the NY Times bestselling list for a reason. A book is suppose to make you feel for the characters and this book is no exception. If you find yourself only enjoying the first 3/4 of the book than you're too into the "Hollywood ending." Lastly, this book is witty, creative, and cleverly written. Not your typical Hollywood ending, but is that so bad? I think it's definitely worth a listen!
This was a GREAT listen. From beginning to end it keeps your attention! The performers doing the readings were excellent and really brought the voices and thougths of characters to life. I'm not sure what more I can say besides you will not be disappointed!
I didn't read the print version, but the narration was very good, and I am sure it added to the story.
A good psychological thriller.
You really get an idea of the psychology behind the characters.
She was lost in her marriage. Now she's completely disappeared.
Full of great surprises.
This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
The couple has everything in the city. They move, and again seem to have everything. But without any warning the pretty wife disappears. Husband doesn't seem to be as concerned as he should be. An affair is discovered. All the things you've heard before. But this has so many turns you don't know who to hate and who to cheer for. Then you decide, and your choice was way wrong. The changes happen and happen again. This is a story that I refused to put down, even when I had "life" to attend to.
I would recommend it just to hear another's perspective. It was a good story and I think the build up made me want a different ending.
It made me wanted her exposed.
His sister finding out about his infidelity. This scene revealed more of his insecurities than any other.
I'm not sure I could have managed the anxiety if I listened to this in one sitting.
This was an interesting story...if there was a sequel, i would read it just to see if she is ever publically exposed.
Unexpected twists & intriguing.
Yes, I thought I would know what was going to happen next and then it would be something completely unexpected.
The voices were different than what I would have imagined.
Probably not because I listen while driving and that would be one long trip!
The Narration, the Surprise
Absolutely! I am still in the middle of the book, but it is SO good, I just wanted to share the review. I hope the end doesn't disappoint
No - But I would look for them again, no question. They are both excellent
I don't write reviews often. This book is totally worth it, though. Excellently written, excellently performed. I have no idea how this ends, but if it is anything like the first two parts - this is more than worth the credit.
I have loved the stars too fondly, to be fearful of the night...
I am a travel nurse, I drive 6 hours to and from work each week. I usually only listen to books during my driving hours...but Gone Girl...I had to listen to it on my days off at home as well, just couldn't put it away!
This book was just totally addicting.
Gillian Flynn weaves a suspenseful, masterful story. She brilliantly takes you on a ride through twists and unexpected turns. I loved being continually surprised by the character's actions and a plot that often left me wondering who the hero/heroine truly was.
Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne personify the charismatic couple of Amy and Nick Dunne. Julia easily moves between sweet and sympathetic, to a strong, kick @ss female voice. Her inflections are perfect. Kirby's smooth delivery makes the charming Nick riddled with character flaws both likable and infuriating throughout the story.
Gillian Flynn's prose is wonderfully crafted. Not only do you get a compelling story, but it's wrapped in wonderful imagery and a brilliant weave of words.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 30 years. I love reading - romance, adventure... Captain Blood is really great!
I usually like a different genre but this book really intrigued me - and it did not disappoint. I love the flow of the book and the perfect way the story unfolds -
I think the author's other books are also pretty good. Se is good at suspense and she is an excellent story teller
The nailed the characters- I really got a riveting picture of the characters based on their work. Great job!
There were moments when I found myself holding my breath- just waiting to see what would happen. There were also several humorous moments that made me laugh out loud
A must for suspense readers!