An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
You all know what this book is about since it is now a major film. But I hope you don't know the complete plot. I didn't have any idea what was really going on, and I had no idea how it would end, until I listened to the book, I am glad to say.
Ms. Flynn builds the story one step and a time, one brick after another. There is nothing missing, nothing skipped over. It would be a great book for a class on fiction-writing or story-telling.
When the audio books begins, you may groan at the peppy voice of Kirby Heyborne, but hold on for a bit. It gets better. In fact, I am sure that Heyborne was intentionally annoying at the beginning to emphasize his character's journey.
Worth reading? Yes.
The best book ever? No.
Very well written. I was completely absorbed in this suspense filled story. Every page moves the story forward and it keeps getting better & better.
Yes. Every chapter brought a new perspective in light and it never got boring at all.
WIFE GONE MISSING
Definitely! It is a CRAZY story you will not be able to stop listening to.... always wanting to know what is next and when it seems predictable, a new twist happens!
Similar to Goldfinch but different in many ways... :-)
When Nick gets to know Amy for the first time...
Glad I didnt waste money going to the movies to see it. Too boring.
Would scrap the entire book
Want my return credit for it!
I enjoyed the story and the intensity of the plot.
I enjoyed both narrators immensely.
Loved listening to the story from both lead character's perspective.
I recently watched the movie and was not disappointed. It did a good job of following the book.
Lots of twists and turns which are a big plus for me. Third book by this author and it won't be my last.
It's too long, but is an interesting book.
The performers were good. It had plenty of tricky plots.
They make it more interesting than it would be if I read it.
When I found out she had set up her disappearance.
Interesting book, but much of it could've been eliminated. I didn't like the Amy character. She was strange from the very beginning of the book. At times, I forwarded through the chapters that she was in because she was annoying.
Narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, this book has won several awards and is now a Movie and of course this audiobook.
I will admit I am late to the table with my reading of this book but it was well worth the 19 hours. Nick and Amy are celebrating their five year anniversary. Amy always plans a treasure hunt with riddles that have to do with important events that she remembers from the previous year. Nick, never does well at these hunts because men and women are different and what is monumentally important to one doesn't even register to the other.
This year Amy disappears. A struggle at their home and she is gone. Nick looks for her as the police look at him. This Mystery worries Nick. Where could Amy be? The twists and turns in this book are Hitchcockesque. And the narrators voice Nick and Amy brilliantly. Listen to this audiobook and hear what everyone else is talking about.
New York Times Janet Maslin’s 10 Favorite Books of 2012
Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year
People Magazine Best books of the year
Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel
Amazon and Barnes & Noble Best of the Year
Macavity Award nominee for Best Mystery Novel
Anthony Award nominee for Best Novel
The Women's Prize nominee for Fiction
Strand Critics Award nominee.
if it had never been written
i will never buy any thing else from this author
it was the book not the performances
after the first 20 mins i wanted to turn it off.. but kept thinking it has to get better.... no !!! i think the author is as crazy and disturbed as her story is !!! i will not watch the movie and wonder who in their right mind wanted to make it a movie.
PLOT: DIRTY depressing funny......thriller 5 STAR all the way.
you have to acquire a taste for Gillian Flynn. She takes depressing and warped and makes it funny and entertaining and toss in an excellent mystery and you are addicted. Nick and Amy Dunne are celebrating a 5th Anniversary when Amy "disappears" and all clues point to a killing and missing body. AS the "perfect marriage" unwinds bit by bit we see it is anything but a "happy" one. ** SPOILER HERE DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW MORE OF THE PLOT** Nick is not the "good husband" everyone thinks he is. The huge cash advances on the credit cards, phone records show a "mystery lover"....blood DNA from Amy has everyone looking in Nick's direction....But Amy is not the "dream wife" ...she has decided Nick has to 'pay' for cheating on her and falling OUT of love with her. Amy clearly has 'major mental issues' but is both methodical enough to come up with a clever PLAN and carry it out. This is excellent. Every character is flawed. it is simply a matter of how the flaws become part of the plot. DEPRESSING yes but the fascination characters and twists keep us glued. 5 STARS all the way. The READERS all are excellent...truly the BEST audible has to offer......and I am off to dowload the next Gillian Flynn audiobook.