The main characters had no redeeming qualities. Their journey left the reader wanting them to grow emotionally and learn from their experiences. They passed through time wasting their intelligence, good looks and opportunities.
The narration wasn't the problem with the story; the characters with their lack of character were the problem.
I really enjoyed the two narrators. The Performance of the book was outstanding to me.
The voices. Especially Julia... I never would have "pictured/heard" Diary Amy as Julia depicted her. When book 2 started, I was SHOCKED listening to the very perceptible change in tone of Amy. Well done. Great Tag Team.
It kept me interested and thirsting for the resolution. The end was like popping a balloon. BAM. The last ten minutes was totally deflating.
Good "read" for anyone needing a good story to get into. Gosh, I hope couples like this don't exist in real life?!
First, let me say that the performance itself it great. Two readers, good inflection, emotion, etc.
But even the best performance in the world can't make up for a tedious story. I know that this is a pop culture hit, but I am bored and annoyed. I have invested 15+ hours in to listening to this story, with 3-4 hours left, and I just can't listen a minute more. I don't like a single character. They are all flawed, fine. But it's more than that... even with flaws there should be likeable characteristics, and I can't find one redeeming quality. Amy and Nick are both mean and whiny, the side characters are all needy and predictable.
Really, spend your time elsewhere. I think this is one of those stories that has become popular for being popular and not because it's actually worthwhile or entertaining. If you do decide to listen, do so away from children or work. The language is awful ... F-bombs and explicit sexual phrases. I don't mind a steamy scene, but this leans more to vulgarity than anything else.
I promised myself I would NOT read anymore SERIES bc they get me so involved, so I tried this, but DAMN, if I'm feeling like it is suppose to continue!!! It truly left me hanging, wondering WHAT NEXT for AMY & Nick!!!
It was a good story but had the typical twists and kinks about a cheating husband and a wife hell-bent on getting him "back", and NOT in a good way. She is truly the sociopath and it certainly came across when ALL is disclosed.
As much as I liked the twists and turns, I'm still left wondering what's to come. There could be a continuation, if Gillian Flynn wanted to...and I'd line up to read it. Meanwhile, I'm left hanging with these psychopaths in my head!!
Terrific writer, excellent performance
Two very smart main characters, each plotting against the other. Both kept outsmarting me. What will they do next?
No, but they were terrific.
Dumb question. It's a great book. I wasn't paying any attention to how to adapt it for the Big Screen, and I don't intend to start now.
I found this to be a very well written book. The characters were well written and very believable. I did find it disturbing, how real and easy to relate to the characters. I thought it was a shame to believe that there could be real people out there just like these characters.
I think one of the most memorable moments was when Nick realized that there was no way for him to get out of his relationship with Amy plus the fact that she would be having his child, so the child would also be stuck. By the end of the book, I was really rooting for Nick.
When Amy got robbed by the white trash at the motel. She thought she was so smart and superior to them but they got her in the end.
Just when you think you know someone.....
This book goes on and on back and forth between present him and past her. It has no bearing on the plot of the story. This book came highly recommended to me but I cant see why anyone would enjoy this.
This is the worst excuse for a book I've ever downloaded from Audible. I have no idea how it got such high ratings. VERY slow to get started; doesn't get remotely interesting till midway in part two of three. Characters are so calculating and flawed it makes you want to scream.
I always long for that book that I won't be able to put down. A book that I think about when I'm not reading it--a book I can't stop thinking about. Gone Girl is that book. I think the narration makes it even better. The narrators do an incredible job of bringing the characters to life. The best thing about Gone Girl is its utter unpredictability. You truly have no idea where she's going with the story--just when you think you've figured it out, you realize you were wrong all along.
Excellent, gripping. A good book that makes a great transition to audio.
Couldn't wait to get back in the car and see what was going to happen next.