I enjoyed this audio book immensely. The narrators did an excellent job reflecting the characters and the story itself was great. The story was suspenseful with a lot of great twists and turns. Highly recommended.
It held my interest through most of the whole thing. You always want to know what is going to happen next.
Lol, you will hate like all of these characters. Go, maybe, was the only likeable one.
Both did a wonderful job
People keep griping about the ending to this book. I think it's as fine as any. Not all stories have a neat, tight little ending where wrongs are righted and justice prevails. Plus anyone who ever just felt stuck in life and doing what they have to to get by can relate.
I'm a pop culture writer and editor living in San Francisco who commutes about half an hour with audio books five days a week. I go through a lot of audio books.
Before I listened to "Gone Girl," I read several reviews that carefully tiptoed around any potential spoilers, and I also read several user reviews complaining they "figured out" the book within the first couple of chapters. (I kind of chalk this latter up to the backlash that inevitably accompanies such a massively hyped book.)
Well even if you weren't as fortunate as me and the book has been partially spoiled for you, or even if you find you've got a good feel for what's going to happen shortly after starting "Gone Girl," you're still in for a very fun ride. The story is so tightly constructed, and the characters so fully realized that only the most jaded reader/listener would dismiss Gillian Flynn's latest as nothing but hype.
The book is about the disappearance of a woman, and on one hand it's a book about her relationship with her husband, and on the other it's sort of a mystery that hits all those police procedural beats we know so well from "Law & Order." It's told from the perspective of the husband starting the day of her disappearance, and from the wife (through her diary) starting seven years ago, when they first met. These interlocking narratives are so incredibly well-constructed it's a master class in (if nothing else) continuity.
The voice acting fully matches the tone of the book, but as I've seen noted elsewhere, Julia Whelan (as Amy) is excellent where Kirby Heyborne (as Nick) is just really good.
This is a long one, but stick with it. It's worth it.
Few novels can effectively keep me on my toes. I pride myself on figuring out the end, usually within the first few minutes of a movie or the first few chapters of a book. Well, this book fooled me good. The main characters, Nick and Amy Dunn, are well-crafted, emotionally complex characters that rope you quickly into their doomed marriage. You will find yourself quickly taking sides, but the payoff to the reader is the discovery that the "right side", like real life, is not always so black and white. Not much more I can say without giving away too much of the plot. I will say, in an effort to keep the reader surprised, Gillian Flynn, may have painted herself into an "evidentiary corner". Again, my penchance for the analytical, left me poking holes in the case that quickly mounted against Nick once Amy was found missing. However, if you allow yourself to suspend disbelief just a little, you can sink into a novel in which there is never a dull moment. Instead, as each new chapter unfolds, a another bombshell is revealed. Finally, Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne do an excellent job of portraying the anger, hurt, frustration, humor and madness that make-up the substance of this couple. "Gone Girl" is a bumpy ride, but what a trip it is!
The author knows what a woman goes through to catch a man. I'm only half way through but oh my gracious.
The day of ... Amy
Intonations and expirience
Amy explains it all to you
Dont want to spoil anything but being 52 years old but I've been Amy and Andi and Go.
Twists and was unpredictible
no so n/a
yes, would find myself driving around to listen to it through my car stereo
This book was recommended to me from another commuter. I had no idea what it was about. It was definitely a book I would recommend and kept me guessing about what was going to happen.
This book was spell-binding. I've read some criticism of the ending.....I thought the ending was awesome. Can't explain why or I'd give it away.
Very unbelievable . No one could do all that Amy did without something being discovered.
The book ended so abruptly and incomplete that I went back to be sure my iPod hadn't skipped. I feel like I wasted my time listening to it. Before reading the end, I had recommended it to friends, but now I'll have to call them back.
This new review format stinks. You are asked questions that change with the number of stars given. Seems very condescending . Why can' t the reviewer decide on what to comment ?
This is the first book of gillian Flynn I have read and was very dissatisfied. The narration by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne was really good and I would listen to them again.
Very disappointing. Left me with an empty feeling.
I enjoyed them very much.
Maybe if the beginning was not so drawn out and the ending was different.
I was not satisfied at all. The beginning was long and drawn out and the ending was not satisfying at all.
I think the ending is awful unless there is another book planned.
When he figures out what happened.
It was until the last four chapters.
I think the author is a very good writer. I just could not stand the ending.