I mean, wow. It isn't often that a story can take me so many different directions, sway my opinion this way and that, and then leave me feeling the way I do after this one. I want to give as few details as possible, because the story is ALL about details. Your mind will be blown
Satisfying, Evil, Clever
Yes. I laughed out loud to some of the lines delivered by the character Amy.
Great plot and great readers. I could not stop, and when the book ended I felt deeply abandoned... I have to say though, that at the end it felt like things just sped up to an easy ending. With such a superb and detailed story, I felt the writer could have kept going. Or maybe a volume two?
This audio book really felt like a movie. It kept me company in a beach vacation, then back to my routine. Loved it. My favorite audio book so far.
Slow, WOW, Cluster
If you can get through the LONG slow beginning the book actually gets interesting. Once the 1st "twist" is revealed you can get past the annoying whiny people and see the true story and what is going on.
I am very much looking forward to the movie of this book, for once it is a book that might translate very well into a movie.
Hopefully, something with more hope, joy or at least, some adventure.
Horrible waste of time. I kept waiting for it to get better because the reviews were good. Wish I'd never even listened to the first sentence.
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.
Unique. Dark. Edgy.
I can't compare it to another book but I can compare it slightly to the movie War of the Roses.
Everything! They WERE the characters.
Yes. It's the first time I have hated both main characters and still couldn't stop listening.
It's one of the best books I have read or listened to in a long time. It is really an experience.
This one is well worth a credit! It will surprise you in more ways than one.
While I enjoyed the audio, I think once was enough. It is a devilishly clever read and a guilt free way to partake of completely amoral situations but I find with thrillers, at least for me, I rarely have a need to revisit. I will say, that while I did guess the outcome and major twist/s, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the listening. The pacing is so well done, that it keeps you listening, even when that listening is akin to watching a pile up on a highway--you just can't seem to help yourself.
The basic plot has already been addressed by others, but suffice it to say the plot revolves around a once happily married couple, Nick and Amy, whose marriage and livelihood have taken a decided downturn. Now Amy is missing. Kidnapped, dead or alive, a victim of her husband's tattered ego...? Well, you will just have to follow the cleverly placed breadcrumbs and red herrings and listen to the audio for yourself.
That Nick and Amy are possibly the two least sympathetic fictional characters I have encountered in recent history. Yet, I followed their story because the writing is that good. What I liked least was the ending. It just sort of hung there, as if after an intricate plot, the author just ran out of steam.
The end was a major let down. I had two really juicy theories about how it was going to go, and they were both better than the non event that was the actual ending
There are at least 2 ways to end this novel that are appropriately poetic, inevitable, and character defining. and frankly those are just what I could come up with, I figured the author would have something even better up her sleeve. not so apparently.
Amy was very well performed. The narrator captured her many sides very well.
The beginning was so intriguing I loved the dual perspectives and the emphasis that it's the little things that drive a wedge between people. Small acts and how they are perceived are what make up every single day and every single interaction.
I was hesitant about this book for some reason, perhaps it was too popular....when you've listened to this story you will see the irony in that.
I very much enjoyed this book. Amy's character is a blown up version of a scant few people I have met in life and always had a sinking feeling about their motives. Frightening look at trial by media. Gillian Flynn gathers as all that is left unsaid in relationships, words that are lost at the back of your throat, left to fester and for Amy, turned into fuel for the ultimate comeback....
I liked that Gillian was able to articulate the many complex layers of the relationship between the two main characters, their personalities and attitudes towards one another. The two characters themselves were not particularly likable, but that was the point and I liked that! They were two seemingly normal people with different ideals and expectations of love and marriage. I like that she gives nothing away and allows you to ponder what exactly has happened to Amy and if Nick is involved.
And then there's the twist!
I haven't come across another book like Gone Girl. That's not to say there aren't any out there, I just personally haven't read any.
Sure, they were fine.
I did have an extreme reaction to this book. It made me gasp, shake my head in wonder and cringe.