#1 Aud Bks: T Help,T Darling, All D Sedaris,Prayer for Owen M.All G Flynn ,Secrt Lang of Bees, Bel Canto, 11/22/63 H2O fr Elephants Dog Star
This was my first Gillian Flynn and it was fantastic. Believable, wicked characters.
Great story, great reading. No happy endings here, but it all seems to make some sort of sense in the end. A little bit violent, but it serves the story- never gratuitous.
Gillian Flynn"s three books, Sharp Objects,Dark Places and this one, Gone Girl, have been the most compelling, intelligent audio experiences I have had in the last few months.
I am finding it very difficult to find anything close to this quality to read (listen).
I apologize for the cut and paste same review of these three books, but I wanted to contribute to the reviewing community that has helped me out so much. My time seems to get tighter and tighter all the time, which is why I value these great listening experiences so much ( mostly in my truck running around for materials- I am a contractor ).
The ending was so disappointing. I audibly YELLED, "YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!" While I wasn't looking for "they all lived happily ever after," justice (not legal system) still could have been served in a very twisted way, in keeping with the rest of the book.
Gone Girl should only have a follow-up book if there is some sick form of justice served.
I was soooo into this book, that I couldn't put it down. But the ending was so wrong, I don't think I would read another Gillian Flynn book. The last chapter robbed me of the time I had invested in this book.
Yes, hearing the voices performed added an extra level of drama. The movie version could never top the audiobook.
Many times I just sat in my car listening after I arrived. Couldn't put it down. It started out a little slow, but the twists just kept coming and I had to know what was next.
Yes I would! it was Great!
I liked all the twists and turns this book made! It was a great read!
I liked both! you had to admire the smarts and intelligence Amy had! and you fell maddly in love with Lance! :)
Would have preferred a different ending.
Maybe - but only if the reviews indicated that the ending was believable.
If you're just starting this book, its a tad slow. But...keep listening--at least until you get to Part II. I won't give anything away, but it is worth the wait. I still haven't finished the book but now, instead of being a way to pass the time, I look forward to listening. Hang in there! Its worth it!!
trying to figure out what next all the time
when Amy got home
I did not understand the ending of the book. It left me asking "what?????"
Outstanding performance and deviously clever writing. The story is so completely twisted that I often found my stomach in knots as I listened! Gillian Flynn reveals a side of "fictional" human nature that is on the one side, wild and unlikely, and on the other side, disturbingly realistic. I found this story to be genuinely different and new, creepy and twisty, and just great! I hope there will be a "Gone Girl," book two!
The narrator, Julia Whelan, portrayed her character unrealistically. I don't know anyone who talks the way the character talks.
I wish I could have saved my credit and used my time listening or reading another book. None of the characters were likable and very superficial. I tried holding on to to find a redeeming character, but was left disappointed.
This book wouldn't quit! I wanted it over from early on. Insipid characters and annoying readers prolonged the agony. Not sure why it struck me as so poorly but perhaps it was the sense that the author was simply jerking us around - the joke is on you, dear reader! Perhaps if any of the characters possessed a shred of likability it may have helped but I can't be certain of even that. It wasn't even the old 'he said vs she said' conundrum of how each of us sees things with a different perspective. As far as I was concerned, it was a waste of time. Except for the author who has made a tidy sum on this thing.
Everyone liked it. I wanted to like it. I hated it. And I never say that about an author's effort.
No. I would anticipate the worst and likely find it.
Oh my no. Overwrought performances and the constant whine was worse than living near an airport.
Surprise that I finished the silly thing hoping that it would pull me in at the last minute.
Yep. I never completely delete a book. Until now. Gone Girl is gone.