Maybe someone younger than me.
She could have followed through and given us an ending that was more satisfying.
I had no problem with the performance. The characters devolved into very unlikeable people.
Disappointment at the vulgarity in the second half of the book. The introduction had lead me down an entirely different path.
I found it hard to complete this book but kept at it until the very disappointing end.
Primary characters are likable at first and show cause for sympathy toward them both. There are intricate twists in the story and addition of characters who enhance the story line, but these new characters are not described in enough detail. The story gets boring toward the last few chapters and the end was awful!
The change of each character personalities.
Their incredible voices make you both love then hate the main characters.
I will read anything new that Gillian Flynn writes. I enjoyed this book but liked "Dark Places" much better.
I loved all of them. The development of every single character was amazing. Amy was haunting. Seriously great character development
When Amy's voice changed from "diary" amy to real amy. My mind was blown. That is when I knew I was going to finish the book that day!
The audio quality was quite terrible. The book regularly skipped ahead or skipped. It felt like I was listening to a used CD rather than an audio book that I paid for. The story and narrator were great. Ending a little disappointing but other then book quality pretty good.
It is a dark story that at first seems to have a pretty ordinary plot, everything changes with the second half. Pay attention to every detail and the book gets better and better with each chapter, although there is no good "justice has prevailed" feeling in the end.
I almost stopped listening early on - the quizzes that the female narrator reads through painfully slowly are so annoying. If I was reading the book I would have skipped over them (the female character of the book, Amy, wrote the quizzes that you see in many women's magazines, and she'll give "what should I do/have done" scenarios in the form of a quiz - annoying, to say the least and the one aspect I wish the author would have left out). However, I'm glad I kept going. The quiz format thing eventually goes away (pretty much), and I actually found the female narrator of this book is especially good, aside from her reading of the "quizzes." There is a twist to this book that keeps you hooked. And the author writes like we often might think, there's no dumbing-down of anything. It's very well written and I'm so glad I used a credit on this! Get past the first part and you'll be glad you did too.
Exciting, dark, unique
Amy because she was so unpredictable
Till death do us part
One of the best books to which I've listened. The story was so well developed that you were never quite sure what was in store for Nick next. Loved it!
Only those with time on their hands and a taste for lighter fare
The fascination with sociopaths and unexpected twists in psychodramatic mystery work that is "ripped from the headlines" is becoming yawnable. It's a matter of premise and all of the underpinnings of the book. Not so deeply flawed that I didn't enjoy it -- just so much of the same from the genre that it didn't move me to say, "that was totally wonderful and kept me wanting more.
not really thinking of one
none of those -- it really didn't move me
I'm thinking that this is a fine beach read, okay to listen to while puttering in the garden or knitting a blanket... but not a classic in the making, not a watershed insight into motivation or relationships, and not a genre-defining accomplishment.
but I couldn't quit listening! Gone Girl is a compelling tale of what happens when two distinctly unlikable characters combine in a perfect storm of nasty behavior.
I'd love to read Dark Places and Sharp Objects, but I'm more than a little afraid to! Take this as a testimony to Flynn's skill as a writer. We don't have to love every character or story, but they do have to affect us.
A moral structure, both in plot and in the relationship and duty of author to her readers.
No. I suppose she, like her character, has accomplished what she wished--which is a reaction from her readers. But two-year olds can do the same with their parents and have to be trained out of it (which, regrettably, Amy never was).
Their performance was fine. I'm writing this review because I found the book's plot and outcome so odious.
I would not have countenanced the plot outcome.
Gone Girl is a terrific read (listen) with a little bit of everything! Love, suspense, mystery and lots of twists! My only complaint is the curse the use of the F word in the book. The book would have been just as good if the F word was replaced by simply saying sex. But that is a huge hangup of mine in the real world too! Anyway great book overall!