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Wow ... great book all the way through, except the end, which was not very satisfying. I'd like to see story continue. I actually lost sleep because I couldn't turn it off!
How well do you know your partner? Flynn delivers with this one! Cleverly and intriguingly draws you in from start to finish! The characters develop and evolve over time. The diary reads make you feel like you know these people intimately well, yet the story changes and the plot evolves! Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
I went back & forth between audible & the kindle version & literally couldn't stop reading it. If I couldn't read it, I listened to it. The story keeps you guessing until the very last page. At times it could be a tad predictable but was still great fun to read. The narrators were perfectly chosen for this book. Now comes the challenge of finding something as good.
The title and synopsis did nothing for me, but all the talk and hype encouraged me to give it a try. Let's hear it for peer pressure!!!
This is a riveting story that let's you proceed confidentially, thinking you're on solid ground, then it pulls the carpet from beneath your feet. Characters are likable; even lovable. Characters are hatable; even detestable.
The characters are rich and deep. The story is entertaining...emotional...infuriating!! This is not only a terrific story, but a text book on society's most dangerous pathologies. Make time ... Don't miss this one!
So far, this is one of my top favorites. I found myself trying to find time to listen!!
There are several twists and turns in this book. I thought I had them figured out, and yes some I got in advance, but surprisingly there were a few that I had no idea was coming. Loved the guessing game.
I didn't know what to expect from this book. I saw it was on the best seller list and after reading the synopsis, I decided to give it a try. Glad I did.
The performances were great and the plot/story line easy to follow. I didn't care for some of the paticulars and I really did not enjoy the ending, but I did enjoy trying to figure out what really happened as I made my way through the book. Overall, I think the characters were developed well, their experiences reasonable, and the "who done it" plot was also well done.
I would definitely recommend this book to others - in fact, I already have. Give it a try!
Yes! If I were "reading" it, I probably would have given up after the first few chapters. But having these phenomenal narrators allowed me to continue "listening." And good thing I did. I liked him, then I hated him. I liked her, felt sorry for her, then hated her. Fantastic play on your emotions.
Unfortunately, it was her. I kept finding myself wanting to hear what she was thinking, what she was doing, how she was going to find her way out of sticky situations.
They did a fabulous job narrating! And I was able to distinguish between each character, due to their fabulous inflections.
The moment she came back. His expression and the whispering in her ear. He wanted her to know he knew. Awesome!
It does start off kind of slow; but stay with it. It gets better and better. The ending did leave me wanting more.
The main characters are not likeable folks. But they are fascinating. This is a great thriller with great shocking, unexpected turns. I could kind of feel the big surprise coming but it was still shocking. I'm not sure I've read (or listened to) a thriller with such well developed characters.
Flynn's use of first person narration really gives Julia Whelan (Amy) and Kirby Heyborne (Nick) great material, and they take advantage of it. Whelan's performance is down right scary.
This may not be a good book for people thinking about marriage. It will make you want to take a closer look at your boyfriend/girlfriend. People aren't always what they seem. This book is quite dark but very entertaining.
I think Gillian Flynn did a fine job, so yes, I'd listen to her again. I wasn't impressed enough with the story, or the way it was written, to rush out and get anything by the authors again. I won't rule it out either, if the book sounds interesting enough.
I'm not sure as I'm not a writer. I wasn't thrilled with the technique of telling the story in different parts and I certainly didn't like the way the book ended. I hate cheaters and cheating, but I also hate seeing a certified whacko end up alive and well at the end of the book. Was it written that way so they could write a sequel? It really doesn't matter. I wouldn't be interested in following up the story.
I didn't have one. I pretty much disliked everyone.
Apparently, I'm in a minority in disliking this book as it's already being made into a movie.
Generally, I love mysteries. This one just didn't appeal to me. It was too long and drawn out and didn't have a single character I could actually like. I did manage to make it all the way through. Mainly because I wanted to see if the ending would redeem the rest of the book. Not so much.
Yes, I will listen again in a year or two.
The last couple of lines made me howl with laughter, but the whole book was great.
Never listened to her books before.
I wasn't sure about the story and had a completely different reaction to the characters as the story unfolded. First, I didn't like Amy. Later I was on Amy's side. But THEN, bam, I figured out where the story was headed and was in complete shock. I couldn't put the book down. Toward the end I was sure I had the outcome all figured out, but I didn't. But seriously, the last two lines of the book made me laugh and howl with delight.
I recommend this book highly. I have listened to many audiobooks and this is one of the best so far. It was chilling with surprises at every turn. Look out Fatal Attraction, there's a new girl in town.