I'm an RN: Retired Nurse (-: Living the good life. I'm enjoying my hobbies: playing music and Photography, I do a lot of both in beautiful Balboa Park. I listen to Audible books during my 2 mile walk to the gym; 4 days a week, and during my boring workouts! I like movies, theater, cooking, my friends and my cat; not necessarily in that order, and life in general.
I could add nothing more to the commend this book; it has been done, beautifully and enthusiastically; several times over, and anything I could say would merely be redundant.
But there has been nothing said about the voice of Kirby Heyborne; and that does deserve mention.
There is a Nat King Cole quality to it; a faint, uniquely subtle, resonance that is only noticeable when he is speaking quietly; in Nick's voice. It is so nuanced, and that I found myself listening for, and relishing it, every time it came though.
I am putting him on the top of my list of performers.
No, I probably wouldn't because I just found it to be so frustrating! I hate the ending!
I thought that overall, the story was well-crafted, so I would definitely consider reading something else from Gillian Flynn.
I love how Julia Whelan's voice could go from good to evil.
Maybe, but only because I read the book ... I think I would also hope they would change the ending a little for the movie!
The main characters in this book generate zero empathy and after 6 hours of listening, I really don't care in the slightest what happened to the girl or the husband. Every chapter is more of the same trying to lead you to jump to a conclusion and at the end of the day, I just don't care enough to even jump. Tiresome is being generous.
I ALWAYS finish the books I download and have been an audible member for years. I will not finish this one. It is just too tedious and neither character is anyone you would to know more about much less care about.
Researcher/oral historian and fitness enthusiast from Austin, TX, currently residing in San Diego. I love to read, but traditional books require a person to be sedentary while reading. Audio books make it possible for me to increase both my physical activity and reading quantity.
While Gone Girl is not cerebral, life-changing fiction, the writing is very good and very enjoyable. My instinct is to say that Flynn is a master of the modern psychological suspense genre, but I don't normally go in for this type of pulp. Therefore, I don't really know how Flynn compares to the other writers in her genre. Suffice it to say that I found Gone Girl very entertaining and well worth my credit. In fact, I've decided to use all my credits on Flynn and I am downloading another of her books right now. Also, if I were a movie producer, I would pounce on Gone Girl as it would make a great Hollywood psycho-suspense film, maybe not the kind you go see on opening night, but the kind you can't wait to rent.
An absolute disappointment. The readers are the best part of the book. Should of ended in a more conventional way.
Disappointment for sure. Mainly, annoyance. I didn't like any of the characters. There were glaring plot holes. I hated the ending.
Can I have my credit back?
It is not a book I would want to listen to again. It was well-written ( my reason for 4 stars) but not my "cup of tea".
This was a SICK book..I don't recommend!
The entire SICK book!
I have no idea how a book such as this was published. Maybe it is some will like it.. not me!
The different narrators
Yes! When I thought I had it figured out...something completely different would happen!
No first time! They are excellent
Made me feel scared for the characters
Great listen! You do not want to miss this one!
Left me thinking
Incredibly well written
psychological thriller with so many twists and turns you will be dizzy.
I am still somewhat dazed by the twists and turns