I'm a Joyful Vegan/Artist-Photographer who has become passionately addicted to Audible.
I loved the compelling story, and the surprising twists and turns.
The performances were impeccable. I loved that there were a male and female voice performing.
The "performance" of Gone Girl was the best I have ever listened to. Both readers had extremely interesting voices and made the story come alive!
This is the first story I have listened to by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne. I will certainly search for others that are narrated by these two talented people!
Plenty of twists and turns. For a while there, I was having flashes of The Scott/Lacy Peterson case then ..... I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say this was worth the credit.
The sequel I hope. Can't wait to see what kind of little monster they produce. Worse than Mom or Dad?
If you like a story with lots of plots and you can't figure out the ending, you'll love this book.
Excellent, suspenseful and well written
no-too long for one sitting
This is a great book. A smart thriller
Male and female readers filling the roles in the book.
Presumed Innocent because it has a similar interesting twist.
They became the character and made the story more interesting
Secrets between partners, a deadly choice.
When I started this book, I felt like I'd never care for the two main characters. One was snotty and pretentious, the other was just a loser. I felt like the writing and the readers were both over the top.
THEN...the plot became clear.
And I couldn't put it down. I carried the book around in my iphone while I dressed and drove to work (and wished I had longer than an 8-minute commute), I listened when I walked the dog, I fell asleep listening in bed at night.
And now I hope there is a sequel. Because I miss the book. I still don't like the characters, but it's sort of a train wreck kind of thing...I can't turn away!
It didn't take all that long to figure out the most likely scenario behind the 'credibility/probability' conflicts between the two (excellent) narrators. But that does not detract from this gripping read. Several of the plot twists were predictable,but again, only because you've gotten to know the well-drawn characters. I couldn't imagine how the narrative could possibly be resolved, and I wonder if the author had the same dilemma. While I found the ending compelling and thought provoking and, on some levels, psychologically believable, in other respects it strained credulity. There are too many loose ends for "it" (lest I spoil the plot) to work out as it did. But still highly recommended.
I was suprised at the rave reviews this book received. I admire the witty and original dialogue of Flynn's characters, and her acute insight into human nature, but I found the book tedious and predictable.
Noir is not a word I would use to describe it. I found it stilted, overworked and lacking the intricacies, nuance and character depth I associate with books deserving of that label. This is no Hitchcock, or Poe
To me it was Nancy Drew for readers over 20.
The performances were good.
There are so many I couldn't actually be specific.
The author did not allow enough room for the readers imagination - or mine anyway: Because of this I was aware I was listening to a book the entire time rather than entering the world of the author created.
I love being surprised. I don't like it when I can guess what will happen next, who did what and how. This one kept me guessing.
When the husband came to realize what was really going on
You'll never knew what hit you.
The end was much like life, bitter sweet, not what anyone had planned, and foreseen tragedy which no one has control over. The end was surprising and unpleasant but real, the way life is sometimes.