Probably not. There is so much ugly in the real world that, when I'm reading about it in fiction, I want the "good guys" to win. Ugly, brutal, vindictive characters who are irredeemably nasty (and who never get their come-uppance) are my least favorite of all - and that's the essence of this story.
Possibly, but I would need to know a whole lot more before I would spend money again. I bought this one only because of all the hype. If I'd had any inkling at all of what an ugly story it is, I would not have bothered. There are too many books to read for me to waste time on something like this.
Quite possible. I thought they both did a good job, despite the material they were reading.
I probably would not have accepted it in the first place. It's way too much of a "downer" for my taste.
I would not listen to another book narrated by this pair. Kirby Heyborne was dull and lacked the liveliness needed I felt was needed in the Audio genre for a book this dark.
I enjoyed the mystery.
A MUCH BETTER ENDING1
LEARN HOW TO END A BOOKTHERY WEERE
They were great - created characters.
ANGER AT THE STUPID ENDING
I'LL NEVER READ ANOTHER BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR1
I would love an alternative ending.
My reaction: What?!?!? I didn't like the ending of this novel because the ending was so slow to come. When it finally did come, the ending was rather ambiguous! I can't speculate out loud or say much without ruining it for other readers, so I won't. But you'll know what I'm talking about after you've read the novel!
Whelan and Heyborne gave the character more rawness and emotion ... which is very important in this novel.
Nope. I've wasted 18 out of the 19 hours this audio book took to finish.
The novel has a fantastic beginning story line and an awesome climax but I felt the author met me down at the end of the novel...like the story kind of just lost its steam.
Loved this book to death. Depth of story leaves you guessing until the end. Ended up buying Dark Places because of how much I loved this story and it was ALMOST as good.
The two main characters in this book were both miserable people. I found myself wondering who was the protagonist in the story, and I never quite figured it out.
I would have liked to have seen some redeeming qualities in one of the two main characters.
I have heard Kirby before, but not Julia. Their performances were the best part of this book. Julia does a great job in particular.
I really wanted to like this book, but the further I went, the more disappointed I became.
Gone Girl is written far better than Flynn's previous books. It tells the story of a couple from both perspectives. The husband tells the story of present days, the wife tells about the past. Both characters tell good stories.
The thing with Flynn is, that she shadows unique stories with rather predictable suspense plots. Flynn's first book story was so good, that the thriller cover-story was insignificant. This time, however, the thriller is so long and detailed that you can't wait for it to be over.
(allow me to skip her second book.)
I sure hope that Flynn's next book will be a novel. Her truly unique and clever storytelling deserves its own book.
The first half of the book is brilliant.
The characters are easily lovable.
I liked how twisted the characters were and how the author killed or transformed all the normal characters
Sad that such creative manipulating sociopaths couldn't come up with some cleaver outs
No but I enjoyed the performances
Made for each other
This was a great listen for road warriors sick of scifi that like something less mundane in a mystery
Very slow in the beginning but worth every minute. Perfect pace, kept me hooked, the final chapters I had to do in one turn. Excellent work of light fiction, can highly recommend it.
The writing called for two narrators who did their job perfectly.