I liked the story and the way it was told from two different points of view. And I liked the way it was narrated. But really? It's just going to end like that? I think I screamed out loud when the book ended. I expected there to be at least another chapter, maybe 6. I felt let down - those are hours of my life I will never get back. Such build up to end not with a bang, but a little, tiny, insignificant whimper.
I have not.
I have not.
Not so much.
I enjoy a variety of books including mysteries, historical fiction as well as young adult and children's literature. Listening to books gives me the ability to "read" in the car as well as the evening as a nightcap before bed.
I am not sure I would have finished this book had I been reading rather than listening. I don't know when I have met such unpleasant people. You are kept interested only because you want to find out what despicable things these people can think of next. I do not necessarily recommend this book but some might find it interesting. I cannot decide who are worse people these characters or those in The Dinner? You be the judge.
I would not; I hated every character in the book. There was not a single likable character throughout the story.
I would say when the twist is revealed right when you are really starting to hate the male protagonist.
They did a great job portraying their characters. It was the story itself and the characters themselves that were completely unlikable and unrelatable.
I would not recommend, while it was engrossing it wasn't a pleasant engrossing. It really stirred up a lot of negative emotions for me. I have spoken to a couple of other people who have read this title and they have expressed the same.
I generally wouldn't do that, however with this book I would listen again with someone else to get their impressions/reactions to the fun parts of this book, sure. I loved the story and I would've really liked to have someone to discuss the book with.
My favorite character; hmmmm... I'm going to pick the easy one; the lady detective. She is quirky. I found myself rooting for her.
GREAT narration. Not sure what more there is to say.
Well, it made me question my notion about girl power; about being empowered; about the difference between justice and poetic justice. I definitely had thoughts about the characters in this book that were uncommon. It changed the way I view crime.
Listen. Its a great time.
Yes! The pacing is perfect. There is so much going on, I wonder how much I'll pick up on if I listen to it again.
I don't want to give too much away, but probably when Amy is essentially kidnaped.
Yes. It did. My only complaint about the narration is that it took me a while to get into it. I found both of them annoying, but their performance was good. I think this one is just a personal preference thing.
No. I was ok to break it up, but I did devour that sucker in just a few days.
Wonderful villain. Wonderful attention to detail. Broad story. The ending took a few listens to settle. I was really disappointed at first, but it grew on me.
There is nothing better than a good book!
I have never heard a story so dark, enthralling, twisted, crazy, & ADDICTING as this one!!! Absolutely incredible!
Author of Kindertransport
I listened to Gone Girl twice just in case I missed something the first time!
There were many plots twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. Good guys and bad guys kept switching places, to my delight.
It took several days to finish this book, but if I could have, I would have listened to it in one sitting.
Jo Ann Brixie
Never, while listening to this book, was I sure I had the mystery figured out. I found myself swinging wildly between belief and skepticism. Even at the very end, I was stunned by the outcome.
Although I found the narrators' voices somewhat annoying, having the characters represented with gender-correct readers added to the book's authenticity. I rarely take time from my day to sit just to listen to a book, but this one kept me doing just that.
I'm glad I bought this book in the audible format, because I think I'd have had trouble resisting sneak peeks to learn what was coming. Since I was forced to wait in suspense, the novel kept me spellbound.
I'm in awe of Gillian Flynn's ability to mess with the reader's mind!
Between work , kids , school and everything that life shoves at us I need a GOOD Book
Really loved it , unexpected joy in my iPhone that i have over looked . I enjoyed every minute of the mind twisting tale .