Okay...I wont go into too much detail...because that would ruin the book for others...but all I will say is this...it is beautifully written!!!!! The characters are not beautiful people...which you dont understand until half way through the book...so your already pretty invested at that point...and I cannot say I didnt enjoy the book, I DID, it was just an awkward pill to swallow...
As far as the story goes, it is crazy GOOD with details...and the mind who thinks up the details of these characters is crazy in itself...and again beautifully written...
But with all of the above being said...if you allow books and the emotions they bring up to take part in your personal life...this might not be a book for you...as that was a rough week for me personally...and a rough week for my husband...who has no idea why I was in such a bad mood...!!!
Probably. Almost certainly. I'm sure I would've skipped passages, maybe pages, if I'd been reading this in print version. For the first 16 plus hours I was completely hooked and would've been tempted to "have a quick look ahead and see what happens". I would've missed some of the (important) nuances and twists that made this story so insistent - it insisted I listen to it!
I had no favorite characters - with only a few exceptions this is a nasty group. I don't want to meet any of them - but I was completely fascinated by them.
They were spot-on. I never doubted that they were the voices of the two main characters. 5-star all the way.
Not a moment, no. Most of the book moved me in the sense that it evoked emotions I don't use very often.
This is a story about some truly toxic people and it reads (speaks?) with so much intensity until the beginning of the end. The bleak outcome feels inevitable and either shook me up or annoyed me so much I felt I should write a review! Spend a credit on this book. It's definitely worth it. I'm going to find another Gillian Flynn to listen to.
The suspense! And the performances were great too.
Yes! My jaw kept dropping open with shock. Loved it!
They were incredibly believable. Got lost in the story.
Addictive, twisted, SMART.
There are, honestly, SO MANY. It's a great disservice to reveal one here, because you want to experience this story spoiler-free, if at all possible.
Probably the reveal of the anniversary gift at the end of the annual treasure hunt that Amy organizes for Nick the day she goes missing -- read it, you'll know why!
DEFINITELY. Just when you think you have a handle on this story... Maybe you have finally decided which narrator (Nick or Amy) you're "rooting for," Flynn flips your entire perspective. You think you've solved the crime, Flynn leads you off the path into the tangled forest of "truth." And she does this throughout the entire book.
I think many readers have expressed disappointment in the ending (myself included), because it doesn't feel like "justice is served." Also, the roller coaster ride leading up to the ending is SO GREAT, that the ending is really underwhelming when compared to the fantastic reveals and twists throughout the story. Adjust your expectations accordingly! Still, it is definitely worth a listen -- I couldn't stop. I devoured this book over 2 days, with the narration speed set on "2x". I can't remember the last time a suspense novel or mystery had me guessing for so long.
yes, Its entertainment but some aspect can be found in real life.
On the very edge of my seat.
Cant pick one.
I've only heard the audio.
Nothing, it is in a league of its own.
Hard to choose.
Do you really know who you married?
This book is a mind f---. It is a twisted psychological thriller that makes you feel less sane after reading. The narrators were fantastic and the writing amazing.
Yes, excellent story with surprise ending! I would definitely recommend this audiobook to my Book club friends.
Yes, by weaving both person's story together.
Was surprised how much I loved it! Fantastic narration and story. Twists and turns galore.
I absolutely love the Unpredictability of the characters and the story.My perceptions and feelings about each of the characters changed every few moments. Refreshing !
Tell me a story :)
The plot thickens, the story get even more twisted. I enjoyed every minute of it. The narrators did such a great job bringing the characters to life, it is as if I knew these people, and wanted to relate to them. The ending was a complete surprise. So riveting, it was impossible to put it down.
This is my first book from Gillian Flynn, and already I'm a huge fan. I'll definitely be on the look out for her next book.