This is without a doubt the absolute worst book I have to which I have ever listened. I'll give it some credit for a few plot twists, but then it was just like the author gave up and mailed it in...
I downloaded this because it was an "audible pick" and seemed to have some buzz about it. I now think that must have been a joke, or one of those things where someone says it's cool because it is so bad it must be good somehow.
Don't bother and don't waste your time on this.
I could not believe that after all that, the author left you with that kind of ending. Seriously, I think the book was a complete waste of time.
No I think that narrators did their jobs, its not their fault about what happens in the book.
I can not believe that this book a best seller and they are making a movie about it.
Smart, unpredictable, addicting
I felt the dialogue was very real-to-life and the characters were so well-written, smart and quick-witted.
Julia Whelan was awesome!
better ending.... really didn't end!
they gave a good performance
The book started out very slow, than got real good, and the the ending pissed me off.... felt like I wasted 19 hours!
One of the best! The story unfolds in a unique, insidious and twisted way.
The way the listener gets to experience the rationalization of the sick mind.
Nick was my favorite, he is kind of hopeless but you have to root for him since he is being so totally screwed by Amy.
Yes and I did it in 2 sittings. Perfect for a long drive.
Loved the way this story was told, in first person by each character. I also loved the way the author made the disturbing, creepy, mind of the main character sort of sneak up on you. This approach, to telling the weird story of Amy and Nick Dunn, made it seem more like these were real people. You soon realized that a twisted, sick, mind could easily be housed in an attractive, seemingly normal person.
I didn't want to put this book down, it was so good . . . but sometimes it just got so intensely disturbing, I had to take a short break!
Up until the very last section of this book, I was excited to give it a solid 5 stars. I have been recommending this book since I began the first chapter...
until the ending, the ending was completely lack luster, to one amazing novel.
So I have found myself thinking twice before wanting to put someone through it. I don't regret it though.
There are many twists and turns, and so many moments that kept me on the edge of my seat, sitting and listening to the book when I knew I needed to shut it off and get on with something. This is no waste of time, and excellent entertainment - I found myself, moaning and groaning and talking to the characters in the book...All of this built up to the ending which left me flat and depressed. As this author loves a good written Onamonapia, this was a WIZ, BANG!, ZOOOM, that left me feeling WAH WAAAH...
Maybe the ending is just too life like, you don't always get the resolution, or pay off you want in the end, and maybe that's why it left me feeling disappointed. But in no way have I stopped thinking about these two people since I first started the book.
I think I might say they are the best part of the situation, Julia Whelan made this experience what is was - AMAZING 5 stars!!
I am going to take the other fans of this books' advice and give Sharp Objects a try - so though I may have not been a fan of the ending of this novel - I am a Gillian Flynn fan for sure.
Suspenseful twisted tale
Yes. First1/3 angered me towards Nick..... Then WOW! Did not stop listening/reading until finished book same day!
Say something about yourself!
Unfortunately, I guessed the end to early. That being said, I was still entertained. The Voice of each Character came through loud and clear. I was drawn in to each twist and turn and was happily rewarded with each chapter. It was easy for me to feel the drama with in each character