While the story was somewhat compelling, I really couldn't stand either of the main characters by the end of the book. And I hated the ending. The foul language throughout also didn't sit well with me.
I love a good thriller. This book gave an interesting twist to the thriller genre for a while, but it got very old after the mid-point and never regained my full interest after that. I had to finish it to find out what happened, but I wasn't at all rewarded for my efforts!
Yes, I Loved the narrators - they did such a good job of fitting the characters.
The surprise twists! Just when you think you know what has happened to Amy - there is a surprise twist!
They made the characters come alive for me
Both - I found it very humorous - and then very sad!
Yes because my wife has the print version. I got her to listen to my audio version and she was amazed how the story came to life a lot more by the excellent readers.
The twists and turns definitely keep your interest high
not that I know of
Absolutely. It had an excelling story and it was well thought out.
The plot twists!
I thought they both brought a lot of interesting character development and attitude that made the entire book far more sinister than if I only had my own internal voice reading it.
Yes and no. Toward the end I wanted to just listen all the way through, but since I use these books to occupy my long commutes, I forced myself to only listen in the car. It made me actually look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work!
I will try another book by Gillian Flynn. I thought Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne did an excellent job and will look for other books they have narrated.
Very disappointed in the ending. It was too convienent and quickly resolved. The ending undermines the entire book.
They have pleasant voices and great intonation.
Since nothing was resolved at the end it needs a follow-up book to address all the loose ends. I have lost interest in the characters and will not bother to read any follow up book.
Very dark, full of suspense, and highly entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book and will check out some of Gillian Flynn's other books.
Murderous marital mystery
Can't think of any.
Amy seduced back to life by adroitly lying spouse.
Duelling spiteful spouses
Didn't like the voices that much at first, but soon realized that they're perfect for the characters they portrayed - something too self satisfied just below the surface. Great voice acting. Couldn't wait to take my walk each day, to get back to the story.
This was my first reading of a Flynn novel; and now I am reading her other books. I particularly liked her craft in plotting and pacing out information. That makes her stand out in the genre. The characters have a strong well crafted voice. The writing is effective but elegant.
Toward the ending for me things got a bit hazy, characters became caricatures and bit by bit every storyline that up until the end never felt as 'plot', became a bit forced.
Software craftsman and gadget lover
I had trouble getting into the story because I didn't like any of the characters... at first. It gets better about a third of the way in and then you can't put it down.
Mom, wife, attorney and aspiring writer. Absolutely love a good mystery or suspense novel.
I have read Flynn's previous novels but downloaded this one to listen to while I work out. Very much enjoyed the plot twists and the alternating creepy vs. romantic vibe. The story is told from the viewpoints of Amy and Nick, a married couple set to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary when Amy goes missing. Not only does each chapter alternate from Amy and Nick's viewpoint, but they also alternate present time, beginning on the morning that Amy goes missing (Nick's POV) and flashbacks to when they first met and their romance developed (Amy's POV). Definitely a story that keeps you guessing and involved. The overarching question throughout the book - was Nick involved in Amy's disappearance? I'm only sad that there are no other Flynn novels to read or listen to.
As far as the actual performance, I found the narrators to be quite good with the exception of voicing a hispanic female cop that interacts with Nick.