I love being surprised. I don't like it when I can guess what will happen next, who did what and how. This one kept me guessing.
When the husband came to realize what was really going on
You'll never knew what hit you.
The end was much like life, bitter sweet, not what anyone had planned, and foreseen tragedy which no one has control over. The end was surprising and unpleasant but real, the way life is sometimes.
Avid reader, loves suspense, classics, and any books that are well written no matter the genre.
Initially I wasn't aware that this book was written by the same author as "Sharp Objects" but I wasn't at all surprised when I found out. The books both relate a twisted dark story. I couldn't stop listening. I felt compelled to KNOW....what they were thinking, what they were going to do or had done, what they were feeling and on and on. For me this book was DIFFERENT...told by the two main characters but still a mystery and suspense and VERY enjoyable. I wanted the ending to be different but at the same time the ending just worked.
Love to Read
No, I loved them. I usually dont like female voices, but Julia was great.
Better than any Hitchcock film you have every watched!
Young professional listening to books that help me make it through my work day!! Always looking for new interest.
The story kept me guessing until the very end. Was engaging and understandable.
Amy was my fav... Crazy but in a way you wish you knew her
No I haven't
Hmmm, I might. I usually only reread all time favorites and although this book wouldn't qualify as that, it does have some value for a revisit. I chose this book to listen to as I made the long drive from WV to FL and very often I found myself impressed by the author's poignant insight into not-so-happy relationships. Flynn has a gift in perfectly articulating the thoughts and feelings of two very imperfect people (and aren't we all) coupled together for years...when sometimes love turns to hate and back to love and the lines between the two feelings blur or become completely non-existent.
none come to mind
The narrators did a great job conveying the emotions of the characters
Really a great read. After reading this story, I want to read the author's other titles
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Once the book got rolling - it was hard to stop listening. The narration was spot on and added to the story. I hate to say too much so as not to give anything away - but the twist and turns in each chapter made this a very enjoyable book. Trust me - you won't figure it out - have fun!
I'M ONLY HALF WAY THRU AND I MUST SAY.... I WOULD READ THE LAST CHAPTER NOW IF IT WOULD TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED. THATS JUST BECAUSE I CAN'T STAND THIS MUCH SUSPENSE...I REALLY WANNA KNOW WHO DID IT, AND WHAT IT WAS. IT'S AN AWFUL HABIT I HAVE BUT SOMETIMES IT HELPS ME GET THRU , I LIKE TO HEAR HOW THE STORY TURNS FROM ONE POINT TO THE END.
Gillian Flynn folds together a story as if it were origami. When all the bends and folded pieces are complete she unwinds the mystery and you will be dazzled by her tale.
The interplay of the narrators emotionally drives this tale of a marriage dissolving from two viewpoints and every characterization unveils nuggets of dialogue that is hauntingly familiar, but never cliche.
Gone Girl is a great listen! The audio was great because with each chapter alternating between our two protagonists, the narration changes between Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, two excellent actors. What makes this story so alluring? So tough to say without giving away any of the plot. The plot, by the way, is over the top, but you are kept guessing until the end. What a wonderful, gripping tale, told by Gillian Flynn with whit, intelligence and a clever inclusion of pop culture to time stamp this tale so we can read it 20 years from now and say "I remember the summer of 2012."
On the surface, the story is a murder mystery, but Flynn's keen grasp of marital bliss and simultaneous strife is brilliant. A treasure!
I usually leave my "listens" in the car for my daily commute, but this one I couldn't put down.