Without a doubt the best book I've listened to this year. I had a difficult time putting it down. The narration was awesome and really made me believe they were the characters. And the ending? WOW!
word infatuated artist/writer seeking transcendence & transformation through story
I think the narrators did a tremendous job making the material palatable. The story frequently becomes tedious despite the consistently suspenseful structure and some really fantastic passages. And the dual narration really helps keep the story moving. The switches in voice are especially welcome as one character becomes grating.
The narrators help make these extreme people a little more plausible. I feel a little uncomfortable thinking people so selfish, scheming and dead inside really are walking around in the world.
I was really shaken first by Nick's commentary on the alienation of living in this derivative 21st century. Later, by Amy's description of the cool girl that men want women to be.
Even though I was pretty thoroughly sicked by all of the characters by the book's end, it is a very worthy read. I think I might get even more out of a second reading if I could stand the squeamishness.
Kept me thinking about the twisted characters
The depths to which the crazy woman went to manipulate her family with the credit card purchases in the shed
The writer shows a deep perception into the minds of her couple, allowing the reader to identify and relate to each character
This is a well written book and the performance of the readers enhances its value. I cannot disagree with most of the positive reviews of this book, yet I did not enjoy this book at all. All of the characters in this book are unlikeable and shallow and elicited no connection for me. I did finish listening to Gone Girl Gone, but I cannot recommend it. It passed the time, but that was about it.
The story is complex, but fantastic! I thought the narrators did a great job portraying all of the characters.
I just loved that I couldn't anticipate the next twist! I thought I had it all figured out at one point, and then... nope - you're wrong.
That would be giving away too much. :)
It made me want to hug my husband and hope that our 5 year anniversary doesn't unfold that way.
Check this book out - it was a great story with substance. Still "light enough" for a great beach read/listen.
I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)
Sad commentary on the world that we can all relate in some way. But very entertaining to listen to, and the narrators we great!
This was a very entertaining book! It was meant to be for my commute, but ended up cooking and cleaning house to it as well :)
The story was engaging, and the characters were interesting and unpredictable.
This book was different; I don't think I've read anything similar.
Where Weakness meets Devious OR Battle of the Nit Wit vs. the Witch.
This book was well written and really kept me interested -- couldn't wait to get back to it. However, the ending was totally disappointing to me. I wanted the main character to get revenge, and instead he succumbed to weakness. I think the author could have come up with a much more satisfying ending.
Wife to one, mom to six, lifelong lover of books.
Probably wouldn't listen again. The end is so unique and I already know it now.
Yes, lots of twists and turns.
Gillian Flynn rocks!
All I can say about the narration is this, I had just finished an audio book with this same female reader and was SO disappointed to find I just downloaded another with her! (what are the chances!)Previously her voice was so whiny, however I was suprised that she did much better on this novel, must be the difference in the books! So the lesson is don't judge a narrator by just one book!
I found the writing to be very good. There were parts where I would think to myself, yes I can see how you would feel that way and it was quite believable in the descriptions. Now as far as the book being beleivable I don't know, a little far-fetched....but still enjoyed it.