I can't get enough from this writer her two other books were top notch. They hit in places I didn't know writers could hit. So, I waited for years, I suppose, for this book. Was it good? You bet. It was sinister, completely dysfunctional, intelligent and the Author knew it all the way through. If you liked her other books the characters in these books are beautifully and frighteningly flawed. I'd cheer for one protagonist only to find that I was starting to like the villain. The villain became the protagonist. And then Flynn's turns kept one moving back and forth wondering should I even be rooting for one or the other. Is there another player in this game that redeems a marriage gone horribly wrong? Listen and enjoy!
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Yes, because the actors gave the characters such life that I'd like to go back and revisit their stories sometime.
I would say waiting for the eventual twist did, and when it did that's when the story really starting moving.
Julia Whelan's portrayal of Amy was amazing, No pun intended.
What would you do to get your wife back?
Great listen, glad I picked it up!
I am not a prude by any way, shape or form but I did not enjoy hearing the F-word all the time.
These characters were writers. They were creative people. They would have been creative with thier words.
The author spun a great yarn but the author should have used more creative words.
The performances were very well done.
The author needs to buy a thesaurus.
Their cadence and they made it seem so personal!
Do you really know who you're sleeping with?
Great ride! Will definitely listen to this author again.
No Insufferable characters, anticlimactic ending.
Develop characters with some likeability.
No. I think Gillian Flynn was as sick of these characters and the plot as I was. She stopped trying to find a decent ending.
Its hard to like a book when there isnt a single character you can root for. By the time I was just over halfway through I was ready to stop. Only the need to finish each book I start kept me going but I wont listen to it again and I'm glad I didnt buy the hard copy. Narrators are great, the story would be great but the writer doesnt give the reader a character we can sympathize with or feel empathy for.
I have only listened to this book, haven't read it in print. The voices are very appropriate and sound exactly like what the character would sound like. They are very good at making it clear who is saying what.
Probably the beginning/middle of Part 2 when you realize something and it changes the WHOLE way you think about what's happening!
I would totally buy advance tickets to see this book if it were made into a film!
This book is amazing. The writer has a way of making it all feel so real. Her writing is actually unlike anything I've seen in a while and it's completely refreshing! There hasn't been a dull moment since I started listening!!!
Is this a love story, a mystery, a romance, a murder mystery? It is all three. The manipulation that takes places in this book amazes and astounds. Does he really love her? Does she love him? All the questions come into play. What is real, what is made up? The book kept me on the edge of my seat, in my car and walking just a little too far listening to as it captivated my interest, and pulled, dragged, and had be hopping to the next chapter. The narrators did a great job. I highly recommend this to anyone who was a one, two, combo punch.
The way it was always changing and the intrigue set up by the author.
I loved the puppets and the way the couple are so entrenched into one another. Can we say co-dependent? Oh yes, oh yes we can. This couple defines co-dependency in a delicious, nasty, evil, and juicy way.
Was she alive? Had she been kidnapped? Who was responsible for all this? Was it the crazy father-in-law; the alleged stalker, the past boyfriend? So many questions, just begging for answers.
can't put down
the sister, Go
their voices really added something
yes - wish I could have
I'd re-listen to it!
I recommend this book to many of my friends who enjoy a novel of surprise. The characters were each complex and quirky. This is a creepy, well-crafted, intriguing book. Flynn has a remarkable eye for detail and crafts a story of a socipath and a narcisst who fall in love. (Or do they?)
She chooses to introduce the characters, Nick and Amy, using Amy's diary entries and Nick's first person narration. Usually that style bothers me but it has to be this way to make this story believable. You won't like the characters, especially as it ends (which, by the way, is an issue for a number of people, but not for me) and I have to say, you won't feel a bit sorry for them either.
Both Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne's performed their characters just as I would imagine they needed to be in order to be believable. Whelan performed Amy's part with the right touch of arrogance and malice while Kirby portrayed Nick as a self-confident but sad fool.
Yes, and in fact, I did. I listened at every spare moment!